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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Payroll

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The Accounting Payroll certificate will provide you with in-depth training for filing federal and state payroll taxes. Upon completion you will have an understanding of payroll rules and regulations, pension plans, benefit plans, garnishments, and stock options.

The Accounting Payroll certificate will also prepare students for the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam administered by the American Payroll Association. This certification provides external verification of payroll skills and knowledge.

For more information about the Accounting Payroll certificate, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/accounting.

Location: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Urban

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

Complete ACC 131  Principles of Accounting I.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Accounting Payroll Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and receive a grade of “C” or higher in all ACC coursework.

Option 1 Courses - Select 1 Course

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 12

These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Accounting Specialist  and the Accounting and Bookkeeping diploma .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semeter 1
Books (approximate costs) 450
Equipment (calculator) 40

Approximate total for the program: $2,158.*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Perform technical accounting tasks including analyzing transactions, data input and analyzing accounts.
• Operate business equipment including computers and calculators.
• Communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the public.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Be able to apply the skills and knowledge gained through coursework.
• Be able to follow instructions.
• Communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the public.
• Demonstrate an understanding of business operations.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

• Each hour of class requires two to three hours of preparation.
• Reading and math skills are very important.
• Career advancement will ordinarily require further training and education.
• Regular classroom attendance is important for continuity of learning.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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