Accounting Payroll Certificate
Des Moines Area Community College

Program Details

The online Accounting Payroll Certificate program from Des Moines Area Community College provides students with in-depth training for filing federal and state payroll taxes. In addition to preparing students for the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam administered by the American Payroll Association, courses explore topics such as:

  • Payroll Rules & Regulations
  • Pension Plans
  • Benefit Plans
  • Garnishments
  • ​Stock Options


This certificate program requires 15-16 credits for completion.

  • High school transcripts
  • College or university transcripts (if applicable)
  • ACT or Accuplacer Classic and ALEKS exam results (full-time or ESL only)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission