AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

MASTER COURSE SYLLABUS

ACNT 1311 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING 

 

INSTRUCTOR NAME: XXXXXXX

COURSE NAME: Introduction to Computerized Accounting

COURSE NUMBER: ACNT 1311

COURSE SYNONYM: XXXXXX

COURSE TIME: XXXXXX

COURSE LOCATION: XXXXX

CREDIT HOURS: 3, (2 Lecture  & 2 Lab Hours)

OFFICE HOURS: XXXXX

OFFICE LOCATION: XXXX

PHONE / EMAIL /WEBSITE: XXXXX

ARRAGEMENT CONFERENCES / APPOINTMENTS: XXXX

 

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: ACNT 1311 - Introduction to Computerized Accounting (3-2-2). Introduction to utilizing the computer in maintaining accounting records, making management decisions, and processing common business applications with primary emphasis on a general ledger package (QuickBooks). Develops further skills in maintaining accounting records, provides in-depth exposure to accounts receivable/accounts payable, payroll and inventory modules. Skills: B Prerequisites: ACNT 1403. Course Type: W

 

Course Rationale: The goals and objectives of this course prepare students for (1) obtaining or improving job skills, (2) qualifying for a business or accounting job, (3) achieving job advancement, (4) upgrading QuickBook skills for current job (5) preparing for a business certification exams (QuickBooks Certified User), (6) working as an entrepreneur, (7) completing degree or certificate requirements and/or (8) fulfilling personal goals.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: See last page.

 

DISCIPLINE / PROGRAM OUTCOMES: See last page

Scans Competencies:

Competency must be shown in the following three areas:

1)       Manages time

a)       Uses class and lab time efficiently to accomplish required assignments

b)       Focus efforts toward accomplishing class-related goals

c)       Prioritizes activities based on deadlines and level of importance

d)       Stays on target with class syllabus and planned lab activities

2)       Uses computers to process information

a)       Uses lab computers and text to acquire and organize financial information for the completion of lab assignments using QuickBooks software

b)       Analyzes information necessary to complete and accounting cycle and prepare statements using an automated system

c)       Communicates financial information through the processing and production of financial statements

3)       Student exhibits responsibility

a)       Meets established deadlines for homework and lab assignments

b)       Attends class/lab on a regular basis

c)       Takes exams on time

d)       Seeks assistance from instructor and/or tutors when necessary

e)       Prepares for classes

 


 

TEXTBOOKS: Computer Accounting with QuickBooks 2011, 13th Edition, Kay, ISBN: 9780077499860

 

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY: The objectives of this course will be met by significant use of computerized accounting software combined with interactive student use of software for transaction entry and production of various reports. The objectives of this course may also be met by incorporating a variety of other instructional methods.  These may include lecture, class exams and quizzes, group activities and project, student presentations, class problem-solving, written analysis, spreadsheet, word processing and power point activities, the use of accounting software and online activities and research.

 

METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Two-hour lecture/discussion and two-hour lab each week.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: See specific Instructor's First Day Class Handout.

 

OTHER: Basic computer skills utilizing word processing and spreadsheet are recommended for ACCT 1411.

 

Grade System:

 

Activity

Number

Pts Each

Total

Percent

Points

Grade

Lessons 1 – 12 (drop 1)

11

10

110

29%

347

to

385

A

Case Study 1

1

30

30

8%

308

to

346

B

Case Study 2

1

20

20

5%

270

to

307

C

Case Study 3

1

25

25

6%

231

to

269

D

Case Study 4

1

25

25

6%

Below

 

230

F

Case Study 5

1

20

20

4%

 

Quizzes (13 - drop 1)

12

10

120

31%

 

Exam

1

40

40

10%

 

       TOTAL

 

 

385

100%

 

 

COURSE POLICIES

 

Attendance Policies: Austin Community College does not have an established attendance policy. The Business Studies Area has determined that absences in excess of 10 percent of the scheduled class periods are the basis for an instructor to withdraw a student from class. While I may withdraw a student for excessive absences, I have no obligation to do so.

 

Withdrawal Policy: XXXXXth   is the last day to withdraw from this class and receive a grade of “W”. If you wish to withdraw, complete a withdrawal slip and turn it into the admission’s office. Do not assume I will withdraw you.

 

Make-up exam policy – You must contact me within one week after the missed exam to schedule an exam in the testing center. If you have not taken the exam within one week from the scheduled exam date 15 points will be deducted from your exam grade for each class meeting date until the exam is taken. There is no curve available for the make-up exams. Only one make-up exam may be taken during the semester. The make-up exam may consist entirely of multiple-choice questions and cover any topics included in the chapters – not just the topics listed on the exam review sheet. If there is a conflict, you may take an exam early with no penalty. Please discuss this with me as soon as you are aware of a conflict.

 

Due Dates: To receive credit all exams, quizzes, homework, projects and or other assignments are due on or before the dates as specified in the course outline/calendar located on the current syllabus. No late exams, quizzes, homework, projects or other assignments will be accepted. There is no make-up work and no extra credit work.

 

Incomplete Policy:  An instructor may award a grade of “I” (Incomplete) if a student was unable to complete all of the objectives for the passing grade in a course. An incomplete grade cannot be carried beyond the established date in the following semester. The completion date is determined by the instructor but may not be later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester. Incomplete grades are given only on rare occasions. The purpose of this grade is for an emergency, or other serious considerations, which occurs after the withdrawal date and prevents timely completion of the course.

 

Scholastic Dishonesty: Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating n an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self-expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities: Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association. These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process. Opportunity for students to examine and question pertinent data and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment. This concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the student. As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures.

 

Students with Disabilities: The following statement on students with disabilities must also be included: Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester.

Safety Statement: Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work.
You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at
http://www.austincc.edu/ehs. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/emergency/.

Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

 

ACC Email Policy: All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the student’s ACCmail account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information
and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account. Students should only expect to
receive email communication from their instructor using this account. Likewise, students should use their
ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff. Instructions for activating an ACCmail
account can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/accmail/index.php.

 

Testing Center Policy: Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center.
Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for
Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam. 

 

Student and Instructional Services: ACC strives to provide exemplary support to its students and offers a broad variety of opportunities and services. Information on these services and support systems is available at: http://www.austincc.edu/s4/
Links to many student services and other information can be found at: http://www.austincc.edu/current/

ACC Learning Labs provide free tutoring services to all ACC students currently enrolled in the course to be
tutored. The tutor schedule for each Learning Lab may be found at: http://www.autincc.edu/tutor/students/tutoring.php

For help setting up your ACCeID, ACC Gmail, or ACC Blackboard, see a Learning Lab Technician at
any ACC Learning Lab.

 

Grade Change Policies: Click on this link to view the policy. (See Student Handbook: www.austincc.edu/handbook/policies2.htm)

Rule of Three:  Per state law, effective spring 2006 any student taking a class for the third time or more may be charged an additional $60 per credit hour unless exempted. Click on this link for more information: 

http://www.austincc.edu/withdraw/conseq_and_resources/onepage.htm

 

Student and Instructional Services: http://www.austincc.edu/cataloghtml/services.php

 

Always refer to the instructor’s current syllabus for course evaluation, contact information, and course outline/calendar.

 


 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

 


Chapter 1

In Chapter 1, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Install QuickBooks

·         Start QuickBooks

·         Open Company

·         Change Company Name

·         QuickBooks Navigation

·         Home Page

·         QuickBooks Icon Bar

·         QuickBooks Menus

·         QuickBooks Help Men

·         Save Company Files

·         QuickBooks Backup (.QBB) Files

·         Close Company

·         Exit QuickBooks

 

Chapter 2

In Chapter 2, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Customize QuickBooks

·         Customize with QuickBooks Editions

·         Customize QuickBooks using Preferences

·         Customize QuickBooks Favorites

·         Customize Chart of Accounts

·         Display Chart of Accounts

·         Display Account Numbers

·         Add New Accounts

·         Delete Accounts

·         Edit Accounts

·         Print Chart of Accounts

·         Customize QuickBooks Security

·         Customize QuickBooks Company Snapshot

 

Chapter 3

In Chapter 3, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         View and Print Check Register

·         Make Deposits

·         Write Checks

·         Print Journal

·         Reconcile Bank Statements

·         Online Banking

 

Chapter 4

In Chapter 4, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         View Customer List

·         Add New Customer

·         Edit Customer Information

·         Add A Job

·         Recording Sales in QuickBooks

·         Cash Sales

·         Credit Sales: Create Invoices

·         Online Billing

·         Credit Sales: Create Reminder Statements

·         Credit Sales: Record Customer Payments

·         Record Bank Deposits

·         Print Journal Entries

·         Customer Reports

 

Chapter 5

In Chapter 5, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Vendor Navigation

·         Vendor List

·         Items and Services List

·         Create Purchase Orders

·         Receive Inventory

·         Receive Bills

·         Enter Bills against Inventory

·         Pay Bills

·         Receive Inventory with Bill

·         Enter Bills

·         Pay Sales Tax

·         Vendor Reports

 

Chapter 6

In Chapter 6, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Payroll Setup

·         Employee Navigation

·         Customize QuickBooks Payroll

·         Employee List

·         Time Tracking

·         Transfer Time to Sales Invoices

·         QuickBooks Payroll Services

·         Create and Print Paychecks

·         Pay Payroll Liabilities

·         File Payroll Tax Forms

·         Payroll Reports

·         Print Payroll Forms

·         Print Form W-2

·         Print Form 1099

 

Chapter 7

In Chapter 7, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Trial Balance

·         Adjusting Entries

·         Adjusted Trial Balance

·         General Ledger

·         Financial Statements

·         Profit and Loss

·         Income and Expense Graph

·         Balance Sheet

·         Statement of Cash Flows

·         Tax Reports

·         Income Tax Preparation Report

·         Income Tax Summary Report

·         Income Tax Detail Report

·         Export to TurboTax

·         Management Reports

·         Cash Flow Forecast

·         Save Reports to Electronic Files

 

Chapter 8

In Chapter 8, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         EasyStep Interview

·         QuickBooks Company Setup

·         Add the People You Do Business With

·         Add the Products and Services You Sell

·         Add Your Bank Accounts

·         Print Customer, Vendor, and Item Lists

·         Customize QuickBooks

·         Enter Company Information

·         Customize QuickBooks Preferences

·         Customize Chart of Accounts

 

Chapter 9

In Chapter 9, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Record Owner’s Investment

·         Record Purchase Transactions

·         Record Sales Transactions

·         Make Adjusting Entries

·         Print Reports

·         Close the Accounting Period

 

Chapter 10

In Chapter 10, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Set Up a New Company

·         Customize QuickBooks

·         Create a Customer List

·         Create a Vendor List

·         Create an Item List

·         Create a Sales Tax Item

·         Customize Chart of Accounts

·         QuickBooks Opening Adjustments

·         Record Purchase Transactions

·         Record Sales Transactions

·         Make Adjusting Entries

·         Print Reports

 

Chapter 11

In Chapter 11, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         QuickBooks Payroll Services

·         Process Payroll Manually

·         Print Employee List

·         Print Paychecks

·         Print Payroll Journal Entries

·         Pay Payroll Liabilities

·         Process Payroll Forms

·         Print Payroll Reports

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12

In Chapter 12, you will learn about the following QuickBooks Features:

·         Budgets

·         Estimates

·         Progress Billing

·         Credit Card Sales

·         Bad Debts

·         Memorized Reports

·         Audit Trail

·         Accountant’s Copy

·         Ask My Accountant

·         Document Management