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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

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 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


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    101-112 Accounting 1 4
    101-138 Data Management, Analysis and Reporting 3
    101-141 Payroll Accounting 3
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    Total 11

    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.