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Northern Essex Community College
  • 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830
  • 978-556-3000
  • Vocational Skills Training
ESOL Supported Accounts Payroll Certificate Program
Program activities:

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.

* Required textbook must be purchased prior to start of class. Approx. $30

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

English language learners at an Intermediate to Advanced Level

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 20
Total hours: 12
Program duration: 20 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 1
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
5:00pm-8:00p & 6:00p-9:00pmCareer Skills Training
6:00pm-9:00pmEnglish Language Learning Instruction
VariesSelf Directed Assignments
Other Schedule Information: Students will attend online classes no more than 3 times per week. Students will meet individually with a career coach outside of class hours for added support. Classes will not occur during holidays
Is the program offered remotely? Yes

Location information:

Fully remote with live instructors
Other requirements: Intermediate or higher level (SPL 4/5) –English required. Textbook purchase required.
Program is CORI friendly? No
Anticipated outcomes: Accounts Payroll Certificate awarded by Northern Essex Community College Potential jobs; Accounting Office Clerk, Remote Payroll Clerk, Payroll Benefits Specialist, Small Business Payroll Clerk
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? Yes
Out of pocket expense(s) or additional information: Cost of textbook(s) - approximately $30
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Randall Correa
Telephone: 978-556-3322
Program code: NEC-IH-VT-APC
ABAWD Qualifying? No