Wake Technical Community College

9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603-5696

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This Payroll Accounting Clerk certificate program from Wake Technical Community College is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of payroll accounting. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting, provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program. In this program, each term provides additional skills that will prepare students for entry-level positions.

Skills from data entry, use of basic accounting systems, business terminology, payroll processing, technology and spreadsheets are just a few that prepare students for jobs. The longer students stay in the program, the more opportunity they have to become qualified to assume additional job responsibilities and be rewarded for performing even more challenging job responsibilities. Many students start the Payroll Accounting Clerk program and then decide they want to expand their knowledge and skills. Students wanting to pursue both two-year and four-year degrees should speak with a faculty adviser.

A career in accounting may provide a great opportunity for people with above-average mathematical and analytical skills, who have good communication skills and want to work in a business environment. Employment opportunities exist and the program at Wake Technical provides students a competitive edge in this field. At the completion of this program, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic data entry and database management, apply knowledge of basic accounting systems in business situations, communicate using business terminology, and demonstrate knowledge of payroll processing, terminology and spreadsheets.

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