Corporate and Community Education

ALC Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting Clerk Interest List

Cost: $0.00

Bookkeeping & Payroll Accounting Clerk Certificate                   

Do you like to work with numbers or money?  Are you interested in supporting the finance, payroll, or accounting operations in an organization? If yes, then the Bookkeeping & Payroll Accounting Clerk Certificate program may be for you.   Businesses are looking for bookkeepers every day! Learn areas of bookkeeping such as: bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and much more.   Bookkeepers are accounting professionals responsible for an organization’s financial accounts, and they often perform related tasks such as handling payroll and preparing bank statements. 

Job Outlook for Bookkeeping & Accounting Clerks

According to EMSI*, over the last year, 246 companies have posted 686 jobs for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Tri-County Technical College’s service area.  Sample job titles include Accounting Clerk, Payroll clerk, Office worker, Loan Interviewer, and more! The average wage for Bookkeeping & Payroll Accounting Clerks is $36,000-40,000/year. Entry level wages are typically $12-16/hour.

Program Courses/Topics Include:


Microsoft Excel 2016: Level 1

Targeted to the computer user who wants to become knowledgeable using Excel.  Learn the fundamentals of Excel to include the Ribbon interface; entering and editing data; selecting cells and ranges, creating formulas and functions, charts and graphs; and more.        


Accounting Basics

Accounting Basics will introduce some of the basic accounting principles, accounting concepts, and accounting terminology.


Excel for Accounting

Excel for Accounting blends together accounting principles and practices with Microsoft Excel.                                                                                                                          

Payroll Accounting is a practical approach to learning payroll accounting.  Topics will include

calculating employee pay, processing new employees, federal and state income tax withholding,

unemployment taxes, reporting, and more.                                                 



Learning skills will include using basic accounting skills to create files, back up files, create companies,   

work with customers and vendors, and banks.     In addition, this course incorporates software learning with practices utilizing the accounting cycle, payroll, estimates and time tracking, physical inventory, balance sheet  

accounts, budgeting, closing the books, adjusting entries and more.                                  

*EMSI provides the best labor market data available to professionals in higher education, economic development, workforce development, talent acquisition, and site selection.    Our data helps colleges offer the right programs and get students on a path to career success, employers

 Registration Information:
If you are interested in a course that is full, or there are no available sections of your desired course, please enroll yourself in this Interest Course** or email for more information. You can register either online or via phone. To register online, just click on the applicable link on this page for "Enroll Yourself" or "Enroll Someone Else", and follow the instructions. To register over the phone, please call our Customer Resource Center at 864-646-1700.

**Note: By registering for the Interest Course, you are not guaranteed a seat; payment is required to ensure registration. However, if you register for the Interest List because there are no currently-available sections, you will be notified when another section is available and offered the opportunity to register for that section.

For more information about our programs and SCHOLARSHIP opportunities, call (864) 646-1733 or attend one of our Open House Sessions.  



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Interest List registrants are NOT guaranteed a spot in any section of the actual course until payment is received. If you registered for the Interest List because no course sections are currently available, we will contact you when a section is available.

Financial Assistance: If you would like to discuss possible financial assistance to help pay for the course, please contact our Customer Resource Center (864-646-1700 or or attend one of our monthly Open House sessions. The Open House schedule can be found at or by contacting our Customer Resource Center ( or 864-646-1700).

To pay by credit card, debit card, or electronic check: To better protect your financial information, debit and credit card payments will not only be accepted online (not over the phone) and will be subject to a non-refundable service charge of 2.75%. To avoid this service charge, you may also choose to pay online with an electronic check (direct bank draft) from your checking or savings account. Please call 864-646-1700 when you are ready to make payment. Our Customer Resource Center staff will let you know the dates of available sections, register you in the available section of your choice, and give you online payment instructions at that time. If you do not make electronic payment within 24 hours, you may be removed from the class and placed back on the Interest List.

To pay by check: Please mail checks to Tri-County Technical College, Corporate & Community Education Division, P.O. Box 587, Pendleton, SC 29670. Checks should be made out to TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE and must contain the student name(s) and the course name(s). Upon receipt of your check, our Customer Resource Center staff will contact you to let you know the dates of available sections and will register you in the section of your choice at that time.
Fee: $0.00



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