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    payroll assistant certificate


      Program Number: 61-101-3
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
      This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      The Payroll Assistant Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions to process payroll in a small business or assist with payroll related duties in a large organization. Students will be trained to provide excellent service to employees, calculate hours and wages according to Fair Labor Standards laws, compute related federal and state employer/employee taxes, determine net pay to include appropriate miscellaneous deductions, and file necessary federal and state tax forms.

      All courses directly transfer into the Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma and Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree.

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
      • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
      • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

      Career Opportunities

      • Payroll Assistant

      Admission Process

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 1
      101-112Accounting 14
      101-138Data Management, Analysis and Reporting3
      101-141Payroll Accounting3
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

      Additional Information

      *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.