2020-2021 College Catalog

Payroll Accounting Specialist TCC

Payroll Accounting Specialist (Major Code: PA61)

Program Description

The Payroll Accounting Specialist technical certificate provides entry-level skills into payroll accounting. Topics include: principles of accounting, computerized accounting, principles of payroll accounting, mathematics and basic computer use.

Career Information


Bill and Account Collectors

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by -0.3% nationally and 5.2% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $30,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admissions Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Erskine Hawkins, Jr.

Chair, Accounting and Business Administrative Technology



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 Terms
Program Credit Hours: 17
Estimated Program Cost: $3,020

Course Outline

Occupational Courses (17 Credits)

ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I


COMP 1000Intro to Computers


ACCT 1105Financial Accounting II


ACCT 1115Computerized Accounting


ACCT 1130Payroll Accounting


Total Credit Hours: 17


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be able to process and maintain accounting payroll software.
2. Graduates will be able to verify and reconcile data in a payroll accounting system.
3. Graduates will be able to generate reports from the payroll accounting system.