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COURSE NUMBER: BACC228
COURSE TITLE:Computerized Accounting
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Emphasis placed on analysis and interpretation of accounting data, and applying this data to computerized entries. The student will master techniques for evaluating and interpreting data as a means of solving business problems.

PREREQUISITES:
CACC101 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate The ability to think critically and analytically by application of accounting concepts and theory throughout the accounting cycle into a digital format.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills adhering to business standards. Students will be able to communicate and analyze information producing financial reports, financial/accounting data analysis, as well as prepare visual and oral presentations and conduct effective personal communications in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate effective technology skills that will prepare them for their career and life. Students will have the ability to gather and use web-based information and evaluate online resources/sources. Students will develop proficient knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software applications and collaborate it with other software used in the field including Excel.
  • Be exposed to a global orientation resulting in their increased awareness of world cultures, issues, and international business aspects. Students will demonstrate effective human relations skills including the ability to function in teams, and be socially responsible

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
CHAPTER 1 QUICK TOUR OF QUICKBOOKS
This chapter provides a guided tour of the software using QuickBooks Navigation tools and introduces the QuickBooks sample company, Rock Castle Construction. Other topics include the Workflow and Restart & Restore approaches for backup files.

CHAPTER 2 CUSTOMIZING QUICKBOOKS AND THE CHART OF ACCOUNTS
This chapter introduces how to customize QuickBooks and the Chart of Accounts to meet specific business needs. Other topics include customizing QuickBooks security.

CHAPTER 3 BANKING
This chapter focuses on the checking account and check register for a small business. Topics include making deposits, writing checks, and reconciling a bank statement.

CHAPTER 4 CUSTOMERS AND SALES
Chapter 4 demonstrates how to record customer transactions. Topics include how to create invoices, record sales, record customer payments, and print customer reports.

CHAPTER 5 VENDORS, PURCHASES, AND INVENTORY
This chapter focuses on recording vendor transactions, including creating purchase orders, paying bills, and printing vendor reports.

CHAPTER 6 EMPLOYEES AND PAYROLL
Chapter 6 covers time tracking, billing tracked time, and processing payroll using QuickBooks payroll service. Manual payroll preparation is covered in Chapter 11.

CHAPTER 7 REPORTS AND GRAPHS
In this chapter, you complete the accounting cycle by creating a trial balance and entering adjusting entries. In addition, you learn how to create a variety of reports and graphs using QuickBooks.

CHAPTER 8 NEW COMPANY SETUP
Chapter 8 covers how to use the Easy Step Interview feature to set up a new company in QuickBooks. You also learn how to create customer, vendor, and item lists.

CHAPTER 9 ACCOUNTING FOR A SERVICE COMPANY
Chapter 9 records transactions for an entire year using the company created in Chapter 8. Expanded end-of-chapter learning activities include a short exercise setting up a new company and entering transactions. Project 9 and QuickBooks Case 9 provide opportunities to integrate all the QuickBooks skills covered thus far in a comprehensive fashion.

CHAPTER 10 MERCHANDISING CORPORATION: SALES, PURCHASES AND INVENTORY
After learning how to set up a merchandising corporation with inventory, you record
Transactions for the first month of operations. Project 10 and QuickBooks Case 10 are
Comprehensive assignments for a merchandising corporation.

CHAPTER 11 MERCHANDISING CORPORATION: PAYROLL
Chapter 11 covers how to set up and record payroll using QuickBooks manual payroll approach. Project 11 continues and builds upon Project 10. QuickBooks Case 11 is a continuation of QuickBooks Case 10.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Computer Accounting with Quickbooks 2018, 1st Ed (Smartbook)
Mcgraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-1-260-25842-4

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Grades will consist of participation, problems, quizzes, homework, exams, and a final exam. Dates for exams will be announced in class and/or online so students have time for preparation. Homework will carry 5-10 points. Examinations and comprehensive problems all carry 50-100 points. The final exam will carry a value of 50-100 points. The following grading scale will be used for the final course grades. However, the instructor reserves the right to vary the scale if necessary.

90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
>60% = F


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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