Course Description

This 20-week online program for English Language Learners with Intermediate to Advanced English Skills is a series of courses taught by live instructors with much interaction. 

The first course in this series, Digital Literacy, will teach students how to use Outlook to create and manage calendars, Video Conferencing applications such as Zoom and GoToMeeting, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.  Throughout the entire Certificate Program students will participate in supported ESOL studies to improve their English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

In the skills portion of this program you will learn payroll functionality and controls to process bi-weekly payroll, including paysheet creation, time and labor interface, retroactive pay processing. You will learn how to maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data into a payroll system. Students will learn how to update and reconcile monthly payroll transactions, journal entries and preparation of W2 and 1099 forms.

Research and response to routine, non-routine and complex payroll and labor inquiries.

Students with Intermediate to Advanced ESOL language skills will receive support throughout the program with a contextualized ESOL component that closely follows the academic curriculum.


The last portion of this training will include Personal Finance Literacy.  Introduction to Personal Finance will cover essential aspects of consumer personal finance consisting of budgeting, debt management, saving, credit and its history, insurance, taxes, investments, and retirement. The goal is to understand the financial system along with products offered and what works best for the individual to make the best-informed decision for their life and different life cycles. Reviewing saving plans, loan options, how to manage your credit, how to become a savvy consumer and save for the future addressing the core and fundamental concepts. This will lead to informed decisions for the future, as their careers and life evolve and change. 

Upon completion students will work with a Career Coach who will provide career readiness, job interviewing, resume building and job search skills. 

This program is FREE for qualified SNAP Recipients.


Intermediate or higher level (SPL 4/5) –English required.


Skills Covered

  • Digital Literacy
  • ESOL Supported Payroll Processing 
  • ESOL Supported Accounting & Benefits
  • ESOL Supported Payroll Tax
  • ESOL Supported Journalizing Entries for Employee Fringe Benefits 
  • ESOL Supported ADP  Introduction
  • Personal Finance


Potential Jobs;

  • Accounting office clerk
  • Remote Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Benefits Specialist


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