Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Program Details

The online Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist program from Kentucky Community and Technical College System is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in payroll processing. Coursework focuses on:

  • ​Basic financial accounting concepts for decision-making, planning, and control
  • ​The elements of internal control systems 
  • ​The use and function of emerging/existing communication and information processing technology and its application to accounting practice
  • Identification, organization, and communication of relevant data used in external financial reporting
  • ​Payroll accounting and its related tax obligations

This program is offered in two formats:

  • Learn on Demand offers 100% online self-paced learning with multiple start dates per semester.
  • Learn by Term provides traditional semester-based online courses with set start and finish times.

Students must designate a KCTCS college as their Home College. The KCTCS Home College must have program approval to award the credential. Online classes are delivered by different KCTCS colleges, and the Home College accepts all system-wide online courses delivered by other KCTCS colleges.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Kentucky Community and Technical College System is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Applicants may need to declare a home school within KCTCS and meet school-specific enrollment criteria.