Instructor: Peter Holland E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home Office: email@example.com
This class is presented as an online class using Blackboard 9.1 Learning Management System. The class includes a Learning Module to orient students unfamiliar with BlackBoard 9 to the class management system. There is no compulsory face-to-face classroom session at the start of the class. All enrolled students are required to login on the first day of class.
If you use a Mac personal computer the data files will not work on your computer. Additional programs available to run PC programs on Macs have not proved to be reliable nor has the use of QuickBooks 2011 for the Mac. To take this class you must have regular access to a Windows PC. If you plan to use the PCs in the Library be aware of the limits on the days and hours these are available. The limitations with the hours may make it very difficult to submit assignments on time with a resulting reduction in your grade.
If your PC or Internet is not working that is not an acceptable excuse for submitting assignments late or not completing them. You must make alternative arrangements to submit your work. You are advised to have a fallback option available at all times.
This is a Three Unit Class
An introduction to the field of accounting and the role accounting plays in local, national and transnational businesses. This course will focus on the computerized preparation of financial statements, specifically, the bookkeeping rules.
A discussion of the theory of journals, ledgers, posting and closing of the financial records will precede the learning of a popular PC based computer program. The course will include a discussion of the possible uses and analysis of computer generated financial statements.
Highly Recommended: Prior completion of:
COMS 110 Introduction to Computer
ACCT 120 Introduction to Accounting
Recommended: ACCT 125 Financial Accounting.
Since this is an Accounting class and not just a class on QuickBooks, students without accounting knowledge or experience may find themselves extended in this class in the early stages. There is, however, a module in the class which covers basic accounting knowledge.
Students are required to login on the first day of class even if they have tested their login earlier which is strongly recommended.
Failure to login to the class on the first day of class will result in a student being dropped from the class and forfeiture of a place in the class. This class is usually over subscribed so when an enrolled student fails to attend on the first day of class wait listed students will fill that place.
After the first class students wishing to add the class must contact the instructor by e-mail for permission to join the class. If the instructor gives permission both Admissions and Records and the student will be advised by the instructor. Add Cards are not used in this class.
Students are required to logon to the BlackBoard site by the first day of class.
Students are able to work online at home with the QuickBooks software provided with the textbook. All assignments will be posted and student submissions will be made in BlackBoard. No printed submissions are required.
QuickBooks will be available on a limited number of PCs in the LLRC for those who do not wish to work from Home. Please note the Warning given above.
Regular log in to the class Blackboard site at least every two days is necessary to complete this class. When logging you are required to check at least Announcements, Messages and the Student Help Desk. Failure to do this regularly will result in students being dropped from the class
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the basic procedures that are used to process transactions and maintain records of the information needs of business persons in a service or merchandising business.
This introduction will include the students
- imputing information on the various screens
- recording various reports with imputed in information
- using the interface of the software package to meet the needs of management
B. Student Learning Objectives
On successful conclusion of the class students will be able to demonstrate their:
- ability to record basic financial transactions
- ability to generate financial accounting reports
- ability to analyze the content of financial accounting reports for use by various financial users
- ability to set up a company on accounting software
Customers and Sales
Vendors and Purchasing
Chart of Accounts
Reports and Graphs
New company set up
Text and Materials
Inuit only makes copies of QuickBooks Premium available to colleges and your trial copy is from that version despite the title of your textbook.
Your textbook is Using QuickBooks Pro 2011 for Accounting ISBN 978-0-538-47585-3 Southwestern/Cengage. This contains a Student Resource CD with company data files for use in Chapter Problems and Case Problems and a 140 day trial copy of QuickBooks 2011 Premium which should last the class. Be careful what date you start to use the trial copy.
The book is not sold without the trial copy of QuickBooks 2011. Copies of the textbook will be available in the Bookstore.
There is no e-book for this textbook
Warning! Buying a secondhand copy of the text and adding a trial copy of QuickBooks Premium 2011 may prove more expensive than buying a new book with the software bundled with it. The textbook was published for the first time in 2011.
Students who have copies of QuickBooks 2011 Premium Edition or QuickBooks 2011 Pro already loaded on their PCs should consult the instructor prior to the class. The company data files for QuickBooks Pro 2011 will not work with QuickBooks 2010 or earlier and Quickbooks Pro 2011 is also not fully compatible with the textbook.
Two copies of the textbook are available in the Library on closed reserve. These do not include copies of the data files so you should use the files loaded on your USB Flash drive. QuickBooks 2011 will be available on two PCs in the Library. Consult the staff in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) for the location of those PCs.
Students waiting for Financial Aid to enable them to purchase their textbooks will need to copy the data files from another students company data file CD to a flash drive in the interim period to use the PCs in the LRC and the copies of the textbook in the Library.
USB Flash Drive to store class assignments. 3 GB or greater preferred, particularly if used for other classes.
Submissions and Projects
Submissions and projects are due in accordance with the class schedule. Depending on class progress this schedule may be amended during the class. Computer time at home or other locations will be necessary to complete required submissions on time. All submissions of assignments and assessments are made online.
All assignments and assessments MUST be submitted on time by all students. This includes late enrolments to the class. Those overdue will earn zero points.
Any personal problems must be notified to the instructor by site mail or to the instructor's college e-mail for consideration prior to any due dates .
This is arrangement is in fairness to those who make the effort to submit their assignments on time.
The class will require study of the chapter material and completion of case problems and other assignments and assessments to enhance understanding of the material. Additional class requirements may be provided during the class.
Napa Valley College's Academic Honesty Policy
Napa College requires academic honesty to be followed by all students, Cheating is taken very seriously. Make sure that you go the the Online Education page at the College web site and click on Academic Honesty in the left sidebar and study the Napa College Academic Honesty Policy. You will be tested on this in an assessment in the class.
The Policy requires that:
"When you log-in to Blackboard, you do so with the understanding and agreement to produce your own work, to complete course activities yourself, and to take course exams and tests without the assistance of others."
In this class tests are defined as Case Problems and Assignments
The College uses testing software to detect copying without acknowledgement from the Internet.
There is a link to Student Services on the Blackboard Course Menu.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Students may address specific requests to the Office of Special Services at 707-253-3080 (Voice) or 707-253-3085 (TTY). These numbers are free on Skype.
Withdrawal from a Course
If you are unable to complete this course, it is your responsibility to drop the class. Your instructor may also drop you if you fail to meet class requirements. See the NVC Credit Class Schedule for the official class drop dates. Failure to drop may result in an F on your transcript. If you experience a short term personal problem that affects your study please consult your instructor to see if special arrangements can be made to enable you to complete the class.
If you need to drop this class, please inform your instructor immediately by e-mail.
Blackboard Site Requirements
This information will be published separately before the class starts.
Grades for the Class require students to earn grade points as follows:
A Grade 90% and above, B Grade 80 -89%, C Grade 70-79%, F 69% and below.