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Summer 2019

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ACC201 - Computer Applications in Accounting

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops skills using currently popular accounting software, converting a manual accounting system to a computerized system. Emphasizes the computer as a problem-solving tool in various accounting and financial situations. Spring only. Prerequisites: CIS116 and ACC102.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, as documented by computer projects, computer exercises, a manual practice set, writing assignments, and other projects students will be able to:

1. Record and post financial transactions and prepare financial statements manually for a small merchandising business.

2. Use accounting software to record vendor, customer, employee, inventory, and job cost transactions, to prepare adjusting entries including depreciation, and to view and print reports related to each of these.

3. Use accounting software to create a new accounting system for an existing service, merchandising, manufacturing, and non-profit business and record transactions.

4. Use the accounting software to prepare financial statements, complete financial statement analysis, and modify statement format. *

5. Use the accounting software to export data to other software including Microsoft Excel.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
1. Review of Accounting Cycle - Manual practice set using special journals
2. Basic General Ledger System - Entering information from the manual practice set into a basic general ledger system
3. Using a Full-Feature computerized accounting system
4. Electronic Spreadsheet Applications

Effective Term: Spring 2018