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Computer Accounting Applications

Course Number: BA 228
Transcript Title: Comp Accounting Applications
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 5, 2013
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), audit


WR 115, RD 115, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores


BA 111 or BA 211 and CAS 133

Course Description

Introduces double-entry, fully-integrated computerized general ledger software. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, bank reconciliations, and inventory. Recommended: BA 111 or BA 211 and CAS 133. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of Computerized Accounting Applications, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of accounting theory.
  2. Apply accounting procedures using microcomputer software.
  3. Communicate effectively using standard accounting terminology.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of accounting reports and records.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts described in the required competencies by any combination of the following:

  1. Attendance and participation in class activities.
  2. Portfolio of completed and corrected homework problems.
  3. Presentations.
  4. Individual or group projects.
  5. Completion of assessment or certification-style examinations.
  6. Other assessments such as quizzes, written exams, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  1. Planning
  2. Responsibility and accountability
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Effective written and oral communications

Competencies and Skills

  1. Demonstrate basic skills in entering accounting information into a computerized accounting system.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for quality of data entry in accounting.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of accounting and business records and reports.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of a basic accounting vocabulary.
  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers and computerized accounting software.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to write a business memo using correct formatting, grammar, and spelling.