Accounting and Payroll Specialist

Get trained in as few as three months to become an entry-level bookkeeper, accounting clerk or payroll specialist. This program will prepare you for the Intuit QuickBooks* certification as well as the National Bookkeeper Association’s Bookkeeper* and QuickBooks* certifications.  Demonstrate to prospective employers that you have the essential computer and manual skills to help handle daily transactions and keep the office finances flowing.  Earning more than $17 an hour on average, accounting and payroll specialists can work in any industry. 

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.  

*Additional Testing required for certifications.

Click here to see all classes associated with this program and an estimated program cost.


Take the following courses in order starting with Accounting Essentials

Accounting Essentials

ID: CEOFF-623

Master basic record-keeping procedures including: journalizing transactions, posting to a ledger, and preparing a trial balance and financial statement. The accounting cycle will also be covered in detail. You will gain an understanding of key financial and operational measures.

  • Total Hours: 66.00
  • CEUs: 6.60
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Or

Accounting Essentials - Online

ID: CEOFF-634

Master basic record-keeping procedures including: journalizing transactions, posting to a ledger, and preparing a trial balance and financial statement. The accounting cycle will also be covered in detail. You will gain an understanding of key financial and operational measures. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

  • Total Hours: 66.00
  • CEUs: 6.60
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take one of the following:

Payroll Preparation Essentials

ID: CEOFF-624

This hands-on course will lead you through the complete payroll process cycle. You will calculate earnings and deductions, analyze payroll transactions, record accurate journal entries, and complete necessary forms. This course is also for the existing payroll professional as a way to refresh your knowledge and bring you up to date. Prerequisite: Accounting Essentials or equivalent knowledge of basic accounting principles.

  • Total Hours: 6.00
  • CEUs: 0.60
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Or

Payroll Preparation Essentials - Online

ID: CEOFF-635

This hands-on course will lead you through the complete payroll process cycle. You will calculate earnings and deductions, analyze payroll transactions, record accurate journal entries and complete necessary forms. This course is also for the existing payroll professional as a way to refresh your knowledge and bring you up to date.

  • Total Hours: 6.00
  • CEUs: 0.60
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take one of the following

Excel, Introduction

ID: CESDS-602

Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting and printing.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

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Excel, Introduction - Online

ID: CESDS-682

Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting, and printing. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take one of the following:

Excel, Intermediate

ID: CESDS-610

Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF, and DSUM and how to effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables and charts and work with slicers and templates.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

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Excel, Intermediate - Online

ID: CESDS-683

Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF and DSUM and how to effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables and charts and work with slicers and templates. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take one of the following:

Business Math

ID: CEFIN-512

Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of everyday math - the kind used most frequently in the workplace and at home. Learn practical applications for dealing with percentages, formulas, and the graphics and statistics that are present in everyday activity. Perfect even if you only need a refresher.

  • Total Hours: 8.00
  • CEUs: 0.80
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Or

Business Math - Online

ID: CEFIN-518

Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of everyday math - the kind used most frequently in the workplace and at home. Learn practical applications for dealing with percentages, formulas, and the graphics and statistics that are present in everyday activity. Perfect even if you only need a refresher. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

  • Total Hours: 8.00
  • CEUs: 0.80
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take one of the following:

QuickBooks

ID: CEOFF-638

This course is an introduction to the desktop version of QuickBooks. Students will learn to set up a general ledger and chart of accounts, customize forms, create invoices, and learn how QuickBooks can assist with automating your payroll. Prerequisites: Accounting Essentials and Payroll Preparation Essentials or equivalent knowledge of basic accounting principles.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Or

QuickBooks Online

ID: CEOFF-639

This course is an introduction to the desktop version of QuickBooks. Students will learn to set up a general ledger and chart of accounts, customize forms, create invoices, and learn how QuickBooks can assist with automating your payroll. Prerequisites: Accounting Essentials and Payroll Preparation Essentials or equivalent knowledge of basic accounting principles.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take one of the following:

Outlook, Introduction

ID: CESCH-708

Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help with organization, and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Or

Outlook, Introduction - Online

ID: CESCH-721

Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help with organization, and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take the following

Organizing Computer Files

ID: CEBEG-534

Do you have trouble organizing digital photos, documents, and downloads on your computer? Learn to use file management in the Windows environment. The topics include creating and working with folders, finding files, cut, copy, paste, and more.

  • Total Hours: 6.00
  • CEUs: 0.60
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Take one of the following:

Excel, Advanced

ID: CESDS-611

In this course, you will work with multiple worksheets, use LOOKUP functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate workbook functionality with data validation and macros, create spark lines, and map data, and work with data tables, scenarios, goal seek, and forecasting data trends.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Or

Excel Advanced - Online

ID: CESDS-685

In this course, you will work with multiple worksheets, use LOOKUP functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate workbook functionality with data validation and macros, create spark lines and map data, and work with data tables, scenarios, goal seek, and forecasting data trends. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
View available classes
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

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