Payroll and HRM program

Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources

Colton 9 Months Day & Evening
9 Months
Day & Evening

Benefits | Career Outlook | Curriculum


An accounting assistant is one of the most valuable employees in businesses and companies all over the world. This position requires a high-level of skill, knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail. As a student in our Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources program, you will study a wide range of business and accounting topics. The program will also equip you with critical thinking, communication and leadership skills that will help you succeed in the business world.

Summit College’s Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources program is specifically tailored to offer what is asked from professionals in today’s competitive job market. We provide students with a broadly diverse education that blends theoretical and hands-on training. All classes at Summit College are taught by accomplished instructors who have vast experience in the business world. They will provide you with real-world examples, as well as group projects that are designed to foster open communication among peers and encourage students’ leadership skills. Our classes guide each and every student to succeed in his or her educational and career goals.

After you complete our Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources program, you will be ready to enter the accounting world.

Benefits of Summit College

Here at Summit we believe in providing every student with individual guidance and attention. Our skilled faculty members are always ready to help you achieve your career and educational goals.

Summit College’s Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources program offers students a carefully crafted curriculum that gives them the right learning tools so they can deal with the many tasks the accounting assistant job entails.

We offer well-rounded instruction in modern classrooms and facilities, and a broad range of opportunities to learn and grow. Summit College will train you with the knowledge, skills and true accounting values that will give you the upper hand, making you stand out in the payroll, AP/AR and human resources field.

You will study a variety of topics that are important in any business setting. You will also learn how to apply all the classroom teaching in a real-world scenario, with the know-how necessary to find the best solutions to any given challenge.

In this program you can expect to learn the following:

  • Payroll procedures
  • Personal finance
  • Business law and ethics
  • Bookkeeping
  • Computerized payroll accounting
  • Quick books
  • Computational skills

Here at Summit College we offer personal guidance, with small class sizes to help create a comfortable and supportive environment in which peers and instructors help each other thrive on the path to their career goals. We also provide students with academic support, free tutoring services and a Learning Academy that is open six days a week. Our students are equipped with career service support that includes resume assistance, mock interviews and workshops.

Summit College has modern facilities and resources and versatile schedule options that include day, evening and weekend courses, making our training attainable for everyone.

Our Business courses are on a monthly start rotation. Please check with the Admissions department for the next start date.

Career Outlook

At Summit College we are aware of how competitive the job market is in today’s world. For that precise reason our staff is deeply invested in providing students with the most exceptional education. It’s no different with our Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources program.

Accounting is one of the most important professional fields in the world. According to O*NET Online, projected job openings in accounting will number about 172,600 from 2014 to 2024. This means now is a great moment to start your career.*

With our Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources program diploma, you will be trained with the specialized knowledge required to work in busy office settings such as the following:

  • Tax offices
  • Accounting firms
  • Small and large organizations
  • Auditing firms
  • Accounts payable and receivable

As an accounting assistant, you will work under a senior accountant and be entrusted with a multitude of tasks. That’s why a well-rounded education makes a difference. Our seasoned instructors will prepare you for the most diverse challenges imaginable. Summit College’s program offers classroom instruction, hands-on training and externship experiences to get you ready to start your career.

Your duties as an accounting assistant may include the following:

  • Producing financial records
  • Recoding financial transactions
  • Updating financial statements
  • Checking financial records for accuracy
  • Helping with preparing tax returns



The Summit College Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources program curriculum encompasses a wide variety of subjects. We introduce you to new accounting concepts and provide you with hands-on opportunities, such as group projects that help you deal and learn with peers, equipping you to communicate and practice your leadership skills. Our program also provides an extensive variety of computer experience, including Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. The Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources program will prepare students to handle all the tasks they will be expected to perform in a quick-paced business setting with critical and logical thinking.

The Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources program curriculum includes:

  • Introduction to Accounting/QuickBooks
  • Computer Operations for Payroll
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Career Development
  • Externship

Here at Summit College our goal is to prepare well-rounded students who are quick on their feet and ready to take on any challenges provided by their work. We equip students for entry-level positions in accounting, payroll and accounts receivable or payable.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a diploma.

Payroll, AP/AR & Human Resources Student Brochures