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Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources
Training Program

Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources Careers Count in More Ways Than One

A confident young business woman at her desk.


A career in Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources opens the door to understanding the fundamental workings of any business. The successful operations of a business depend on the services of these number-crunching team members who help keep the lights on and the payroll flowing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median average pay for this career is over $46,180 per year making it a stable career option!*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes433051.htm

Multi-faceted Training

One of the best things about the Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources program at Summit College, is that you’re learning a whole lot more than just number crunching. You’ll be learning bookkeeping, payroll processes, accounting processes and human resources principles. What does that mean for you? More skills, more options, and more opportunities!

An HR and payroll professional using a computer and talking to an employee

Benefits of Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources Training at Summit College

  • Professional faculty focused on your success: Your instructors
    have all done the job you’re training for and use their experience
    to prepare you for real-world situations. They’ll help you navigate
    your way through best practices for patient care, giving you
    confidence to succeed.

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Learn bookkeeping, payroll procedures, personal finance, business law and ethics, transaction analysis, Quick Books and more—all skills you can use in the real world.

  • Support throughout your program: Benefit from free tutoring, a Learning Academy with a career lab and career services that include resume assistance, mock interviews and workshops.

Where Summit Payroll, AP/AR & HR Grads Can Work

  • Tax offices
  • Accounting firms
  • Auditing firms
  • Small and large businesses
  • Accounts payable/receivable departments

Career Outlook

Payroll clerks and human resources assistants are crucial members of any business. According to O*NETOnLine, the median salary for payroll clerks in 2018 was $45,050; in California, it was $50,900.¹

  1. https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3051.00#WagesEmployment

Is Career Training Right for You?

Take the Summit College Career Training Readiness Quiz

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

What You’ll Learn

As a student in Summit’s Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources program, you’ll attend small classes in a modern facility led by experienced instructors who don’t just share their real-world knowledge and skills; they have your back every step of the way, from the first day of classes to the day you graduate. There are also flexible scheduling options to choose from such as day or evening classes. We also offer free tutoring and a career services department to help you when you’re ready to launch your career! On top of all of this, our program curriculum includes an externship where you’ll gain valuable experience working in a real-life setting, as well as training in the following areas:

Introduction to
Accounting/Quick Books

Human Resources

Accounts Payable and
Accounts Receivable

Financial and
Managerial Accounting

Career Development

Computer Operations for Payroll

No High School Diploma? You Have Options!

Don’t let the lack of a high school diploma hold you back. Summit College can assist you in obtaining your high school diploma while you train for a career with our high school completion program!

Career Opportunities

Where can you find work after you graduate? Pretty much anywhere businesses conduct business!


  • Tax offices
  • Accounting firms
  • Auditing firms
  • Small and large businesses
  • Accounts payable/receivable departments
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Become a Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources Professional at This Summit College Campus

San Bernardino

804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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