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Continuing Education Offers American Payroll Professional Learning Series Courses

January 30, 2009 - Significant changes have recently been made to the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification exams as a result of job-task analysis performed by the American Payroll Association.

To better prepare for these tests, Collin College's Continuing Education is offering two courses through the American Payroll Professional Learning Series - PayTrain College & University - beginning in February at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

The courses are PayTrain Fundamentals, a 10-session class from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 12-April 16, and PayTrain Mastery, a 9-session class from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays from Feb. 14-April 25.

The PayTrain Fundamentals course teaches the fundamental payroll calculations and applications, providing students with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.

Topics covered in this course will include:

  • Payroll Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of payroll operations
  • Paycheck fundamentals
  • Payroll Benefits Basics
  • Tax Reporting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Professional Skills and Responsibilities

PayTrain Master is a comprehensive course providing students with a solid understanding of advanced payroll topics necessary for payroll managers and supervisors.

Topics covered in this course will include:

  • Employees vs. Ind. Contractors
  • Payroll Tax Reporting
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Federal Taxation and Other Legislation
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Record Keeping and Systems
  • Payroll Management

To register for the courses, call 972.985.3711 and give them the CRN number (Fundamentals: 72251, Mastery: 72252).

For more information about the new PayTrain College & University courses, please contact Carol Luckock at 972.985.3578 or e-mail

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.