Overview

An Accounting and Payroll Specialist accurately handles the daily transactions of a business or organization including sales, payment of bills, and use of inventory.

This program is designed to provide training for entry-level accounting and/or payroll specialist position. The successful completion of this program will provide graduates both the manual and computerized exposure to basic accounting principles, together with other essentials knowledge and skills.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students must successfully complete all courses within a two-year period. Business Math, Accounting Essentials, and Payroll Preparation Essentials, and QuickBooks must be completed in order. Successful completion of Introduction courses prior to Intermediate is required.

Students can complete this program in approximately 3-4 months.

Online Course Prerequisites

Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

Additional testing is required for certifications.

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
0.80 8

Business Math

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.

Online

ID: CEFIN-512

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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.
$199.00
6.60 66

Accounting Essentials

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.

Online

ID: CEOFF-623

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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.
$699.00
0.60 6

Payroll Preparation Essentials

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.

Online

ID: CEOFF-624

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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.
$199.00
1.80 18

QuickBooks

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.

Online

ID: CEOFF-638

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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.
$499.00
1.20 12

Excel, Introduction

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

Online

ID: CESDS-602

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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.
$299.00
1.20 12

Excel, Intermediate

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.

Online

ID: CESDS-610

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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.
$299.00
1.20 12

Outlook, Introduction

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.

Online

ID: CESCH-708

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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.
$299.00
0.60 6

Organizing Computer Files

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.

Online

ID: CEBEG-534

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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.
$199.00
1.20 12

Excel, Advanced

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.

Online

ID: CESDS-611

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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.
$299.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$2,991.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Bookkeeper

Update, verify and maintain accounting journals and ledgers and other financial records.  Assist in month-end reporting procedures. Find and use accounting data to resolve accounting problems and discrepancies.  Track and audit petty cash, assist with employee expense reports, perform filing and general administrative tasks. Liaison with other departments/customers/vendors.

Projected Job Growth

+1.3%

Average Annual Salary

$37,956

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Business Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Graduates can possibly earn about $17 an hour and work in any industry. 

Obtain Additional Certifications

Obtain the National Bookkeepers Association's Bookkeeper Certification or the Intuit QuickBooks Certification.