May 13, 2021  
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Payroll Clerk, Certificate of Completion

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

The Payroll Clerk Certificate of Completion is a series of courses that provide entry-level skills in payroll accounting.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

Educational Option Information

  • This educational option can be completed: Part-time or full-time
  • This educational option can be started: Any term
  • Primary course location: Main Campus, Montoya Campus, and many courses are offered online

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

All of the Payroll Clerk courses may also be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting or an Accounting or Bookkeeping Certificate of Completion. Students should see an Academic Coach to customize their educational plans.

Certifications available include:    

  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

Career Opportunities

Most businesses, governmental and non-profit organizations employ payroll professionals. Common job titles include Payroll Clerk, Payroll Specialist, Payroll Professional.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.


Program Requirements


Certificate of Completion in Payroll Clerk 24-25 credit hours

*It is recommended that Accounting certificate and degree students should choose ENG 1119 - Technical Communications.​

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