Introduction to Computerized Accounting

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05/01/2012 17:42:49

Introduction to Computerized Accounting


Summer 2012
05/29/2012 - 08/15/2012

Course Information

Section 003
TTh 17:35 - 18:50
EVC8 8306
William Voss

Section 003
TTh 19:00 - 20:15
EVC8 8306
William Voss

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements


Course Name: Introduction to Computerized Accounting (“Quickbooks”)
Rubric Number: ACNT 1311
Synonym Number: 05089
Meeting Time: Lecture & Lab – TTh 5:35PM – 8:15PM
Room Lec / Lab: EVC 8306

Instructor Name: W. Brian Voss
Email Address:
Email is the best way to contact me, especially for an urgent matter.
Office Location: EVC 8311
Office Hours: TTh 5:00 to 5:30pm and after class. Please email me ahead of time if you want to meet.
Conference Policy: By Appointment


Course Description: 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.

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 Introduction to Accounting I (or equivalent)

Text and Materials: Computer Accounting with QuickBooks 2011, 13th Edition, Kay, ISBN: 9780077499860 (Caution: if purchasing a used book please be aware that the QuickBooks license may have already been used so you will not be able to install it).

Attendance: Attendance is not taken, however, if you plan to arrive after 6:15PM, please email me in advance.

Chapter Assignments: See submittal requirements. These submittal requirements must be followed or points will be deducted. Your lowest assignment score will be dropped.

Quizzes: Quizzes for a particular chapter are available after you have completed and submitted the chapter activities. Quizzes are taken via Blackboard online with a 20 minute time limit. One point is deducted for each minute (or fraction thereof) over the 20 minute time limit. There are no make-up quizzes. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped. Online Banking Quiz: Open QuickBooks > Help > Learning Center Tutorials > Online Banking (both tutorials)

Case Studies: These must be completed on your own. No help from instructor or your classmates.

Due Dates: To receive credit all activities, projects, quizzes and exams must be submitted on or before the due date specified on the syllabus and submittal Instructions. Assignments, projects, and quizzes are due by 11PM on the assigned date. No exceptions, so please plan accordingly! Extra credit work is not given. It is recommended but not necessary to work in advance of the scheduled due dates.

Exam: All students must take the exam in class on the scheduled date. Failure to show-up for the exam date will result in a zero on the exam.

Email & Blackboard: All course email will be sent to your ACC email account. Please either check this account or have your ACC account forwarded to an email address you check often. Course announcements, materials, templates, quizzes, etc will be posted on Blackboard.

Lab Policies: No food or drinks in computer lab. No printing documents during class lecture or class discussion. No printing of personal (unrelated to class) documents.

Withdrawal Policy: August 1st 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 admissions office. Do not assume I will withdraw you.

Incomplete Policy: Incomplete grades are given only on rare occasions, typically for emergencies.

Policy on Students with Disabilities: Policy on Students with 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. See “Campus Resources” in the Student Handbook.

Statement on Student Freedom of Expression: Student Freedom of Expression: Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class. In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints. These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn. On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor. It is expected that faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions.

Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty: I expect each of you to conduct yourselves honorably. Students who violate the college rules on scholastic dishonest are subject to disciplinary penalties including the possibly of failure in the course and dismissal from the college. The college policies on scholastic dishonest will be strictly enforced.

Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on 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. See “Policies and Procedures” in the Student Handbook.
Letters of Recommendation: I am happy to provide a recommendation for a student, if I feel that I can provide a strong positive evaluation. After completion of the course, requests for letters of recommendation will be entertained from those students who have earned a final grade of A or B. You should be prepared to provide me with a brief resume, a short statement indicating what you are applying for and why, and an envelope addressed to the recipient of the letter (with postage included). Needless to say, better letters can be provided for students who perform very well in the course.
Expectations (just like a job):
1) Complete course work on time.
2) Assignments and projects should be professional (ie, would you turn this in to your manager?)
3) Treat others with respect.
4) Be honest.
5) Learn and have fun.

Keys to Class Success: If you strive to be competent in the following areas you will do well in this class.
1. Manage time
a. Uses class and lab time efficiently to accomplish required assignments
b. Focuses efforts toward accomplishing class-related goals
c. Prioritizes activities based on deadlines and level of importance
d. Stays on target (or ahead ) with class syllabus and planned 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 the QuickBooks software program
b. Analyzes information necessary to process transactions accurately in QuickBooks
c. Communicates financial information through the process and production of financial statements or other reports
3. Student exhibits responsibility
a. Meets established deadlines for exam, quizzes, assignments and simulations
b. Reviews returned assignments, exams and quizzes to confirm accuracy and resolve errors.
c. Attends lab on a regular basis and seeks assistance from instructor and/or tutors when necessary
d. Reviews posted grades and calculates average


ACNT 1311 Syn 05089
  Topic Due Dates
5/29 Chapter 1: Quick Tour of QuickBooks 2011 Chapter 1 Assignment & Quiz
5/31 Chapter 2: Customizing QuickBooks and the Chart of Accounts Chapter 2 Assignment & Quiz
6/5 Chapter 3: Banking Chapter 3 Assignment & Quiz
6/7 Chapter 3: Banking Online Banking Quiz (Open QuickBooks > Help > Learning Center Tutorials > Online Banking (both tutorials))
6/12 Chapter 4: Customers and Sales Chapter 4 Assignment & Quiz
6/14 Chapter 5: Vendors, Purchases, and Inventory Chapter 5 Assignment & Quiz
6/19 Chapter 6: Employees and Payroll Chapter 6 Assignment & Quiz
6/21 Chapter 7: Reports and Graphs Chapter 7 Assignment & Quiz
6/26 Chapter 8: New Company Setup Chapter 8 Assignment & Quiz
6/28 Chapter 9: Accounting for a Service Company Chapter 9 Assignment & Quiz
7/3 Chapter 10: Merchandising Corporation: Sales, Purchases & Inventory  
7/5 Chapter 10: Merchandising Corporation: Sales, Purchases & Inventory Chapter 10 Assignment & Quiz
7/10 Chapter 11: Merchandising Corporation: Sales, Purchases & Inventory Chapter 11 Assignment & Quiz
7/12 Chapter 12: Advanced QuickBooks Features for Accountants Chapter 12 Assignment & Quiz
7/17 Case Study 1  
7/19 Case Study 1 Case Study 1
7/24 Case Study 2 Case Study 2
7/26 Exam  
7/31 Case Study 3  
8/2 Case Study 4 Case Study 3
8/7 Case Study 4  
8/9 Case Study 5 Case Study 4
8/14 Case Study 5 Case Study 5
August 1st Is the Last Day To Withdraw