Accounting & Payroll Clerk Diploma Program

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Accounting & Payroll Clerk

The Diploma in Accounting & Payroll Clerk program at Rockford Career College offers students a comprehensive training opportunity in payroll processes, procedures, computer applications, and operating systems. This program is specifically designed to prepare students both professionally and academically for rewarding careers in the business or payroll field.

Accounting and Payroll Clerks play a vital role in virtually every business, making this career path ideal for individuals who possess a keen attention to detail and enjoy working in a comfortable office environment. Our program focuses on the following key areas

  • Payroll Systems and Procedures: Gain a solid foundation in the fundamental payroll systems and procedures used to calculate wages, salaries, and time worked, as well as effective timekeeping methods.
  • Payroll Operations and Accounting: Develop skills in payroll operations, including the preparation of payroll registers and accurate recording of accounting entries.
  • Legal Compliance: Learn about the essential legal aspects of payroll management, including compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and other relevant regulations.
  • Spreadsheet Software and Data Evaluation: Acquire the ability to evaluate and audit accounting data using spreadsheet software, a critical skill in the field.
  • Benefit Administration: Understand the fundamentals of benefit administration, an important aspect of managing payroll and employee compensation.
  • Tax Considerations: Familiarize yourself with the tax considerations specific to various types of business entities, enabling you to categorize and manage tax-related matters effectively.

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Program Length: 9 months
  • Credits: 53

Career Options

  • Public and Private Businesses
  • Government
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Law Firms
  • Healthcare

A.A.S. Degree

After you complete the Accounting & Payroll Clerk Diploma program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Business Administration Associate Degree completion program That's only 16 months total to get an associate degree.

What You Will Learn

  • Practice & System Fundamentals
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Payroll Processes and Procedures
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Income Tax Accounting
  • Other Business Related Topics

The Rockford Career College Advantage

Rockford Career College is a distinguished institution that prioritizes career-focused education, equipping students with practical skills and real-world experience in their desired fields. What sets Rockford Career College apart is its unwavering commitment to preparing students for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Choose from a diverse range of programs in animal sciences, healthcare, business, cannabis, and skilled trades. Our programs are meticulously crafted to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalized attention and support from our instructors, thanks to our small class sizes. This approach ensures a deeper understanding of the subject matter and the ability to apply it to real-world scenarios.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: We understand the demands of your life. That's why we offer on-campus, hybrid, and fully online diploma and degree programs that provide the flexibility you need to accommodate your lifestyle.
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from industry professionals who bring extensive experience and expertise to the classroom. Our faculty members provide invaluable real-world insights and connections to enhance your learning journey.
  • Hands-on Training: Gain practical skills through hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs and clinical settings. Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations, enhancing your confidence and readiness for your future career.

Why Choose RCC

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance & dedicated career services team
  • RCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

"At RCC, I was able to prove to myself what I’m capable of, instead of holding myself back. RCC will not let you fail – they give you all the tools you need!"

Shanika Moore

2022 Graduate, Human Resources Administration