Payroll Accounting Certificate

Take Classes in Person or 100% Online

As a nationally-ranked community college, Mt. SAC offers students the full college experience without the full college debt. After taking 4 classes with experienced faculty, students will be prepared for entry-level employment within Payroll Accounting.

Quality Coursework 

Prepare for a career in Payroll Accounting at Mt. San Antonio College, an accredited community college ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 7 in the country among the Best Vocational and Trade Colleges by Real Work Magazine. The Payroll Accounting Certificate is 14 units (4 courses). The courses provides basic accounting skills and knowledge combined with specialized training in payroll, preparing the student for entry-level clerical positions within the payroll segment of accounting. Students learn from industry-experienced faculty, and can choose to attend classes at the Mt. SAC campus or conveniently online. Learn more in the Academic Catalog.

Great Career Prospects

Students who complete the coursework will be able to perform common duties such as payroll tax reporting, payroll accounting systems maintenance, and posting payroll transactions to journals/ledgers. According to U.S. Department of Labor data, the median salary of Payroll/Timekeeping Clerks is $53,000 a year. There are 2,200 projected new jobs in that field each year in California. Explore other Accounting Programs.

Affordable Cost

Many students think they can't afford college, but we make college a possibility for everyone. At just $46 a unit, Mt. SAC is 1/5 the cost of CSU schools, 1/10 the cost of UC schools, and 1/30 the cost of private universities. Classes are highly affordable at just $46 a unit. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees web page. 

Take the Next Step

We make the application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Students must apply, take the assessment questionnaire and attend an orientation before registering. You can learn more about how to get started by clicking on the links below.