PDI at OCCC offers American Payroll Association prep certification course

APA PayTrain Mastery course prepares students for the CPP exam

    (Published: 02-22-17)

Payroll employee

Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Professional Development Institute (PDI), a center of excellence for continuing education and workforce development, will offer an American Payroll Association (APA) PayTrain Mastery course in preparation for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam starting Monday, March 6, 2017.

The four-week, $825 course designed by the APA meets the specific educational needs of payroll professionals and those involved with payroll-related businesses. This course covers the skills and body of knowledge deemed critical by the APA and is the basis for the CPP exam.

"This class is great for professional bookkeepers, accounting clerks, payroll practitioners, compensation professionals, HR payroll managers and payroll administrators and managers wanting to prepare for the CPP exam," Jean Hayes, payroll instructor, said.

The course will also include payroll concepts, payroll calculations, fringe benefits, payroll reporting and employment taxes, record keeping and payroll practices, payroll accounting and management and administration. Students will receive three workbooks approved by the APA and access to module content and interactive software components online.

"Participants can look forward to the latest and most accurate information organized to provide a logical flow of information through content online and interactive games, tests and exercises designed with the CPP exam in mind," says PDI Director John Claybon.

The course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with no class during spring break, at the PDI building, 7124 S. I-35 Service Road. For more information, please contact Kirstin Krug at (405) 682-7856 or kirstin.m.krug@occc.edu, or visit www.occc.edu/pdi.

OCCC's PDI launched over 15 years ago in response to the growing need for continuing education and workforce development in Oklahoma City, its surrounding cities and in the nation and furthers OCCC's mission to community outreach and education. The institute's program includes relevant and innovative training solutions taught by leading, certified professionals that meet the needs of the Oklahoma and national economy. Training complies with industry regulations and satisfies requirements for industry certifications, licensing and credit hours.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.