AC230 Comp-Based Accounting Systems

for F2J 2010

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AC 230 Comp-Based Accounting Systems


F2J 2010 IN


Davis, Anita


Adjunt Faculty


Masters of Business Administration - Park University
Bachelor of Science - Accounting - University of Central Missouri

Office Location

Independence, Missouri classroom

Office Hours

Before or after class

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates


Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM


AC201 and CS140

Credit Hours



 Computerized Accounting with Quickbooks Pro 2009, Villani and Rosa, ISBN 978-0-76383-571-2.
 The student will need to install the software that comes with the book on a computer that can be accessed regularly.

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Course Description:
AC230 Computer-Based Accounting Systems: An introduction to integrated accounting systems with emphasis on hands-on applications based on simulated accounting practice. Prerequisites: AC201 and CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The main method of instruction will be lecture, class and group discussion.  The class is all hands on.  Students must be comfortable with accounting concepts and computers. Students must have access to a computer outside of class.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Using Excel prepare depreciation or payroll schedules.
  2. Using Excel, design and prepare a general ledger system.
  3. Using QuickBooks, record financial transactions.
  4. Using QuickBooks, prepare adjusting journal entries.
  5. Using QuickBooks, prepare financial statements.
  6. Using QuickBooks, tax software and the Internet, prepare payroll tax reports.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

This course will cover Chapters 1 through 12 of the assigned text.
As this is an 8-week course, students are encouraged to read the appropriate chapters ahead of the class lecture.  By doing such, this will enhance their comprehension of the materials.  Class will consists of quizzes, cases and two exams. 


Cases:  25%
Quizzes/Midterm  30%
Final Exam - 30%
Attendance & Participation - 15% 
For a total of 100% of your grade.

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late work is accepted.  If you are going to be absent, it is your responsibility to email me the homework
ahead of time and to get notes from class from your classmates. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

CELL PHONES - Cell phones are a major annoyance and a major convenience.  Turn them OFF. If you must leave your phone on, please turn it to mute or whatever setting your telephone requires so that it does not disturb the class.  If you receive a call, leave the class room and go to the school lobby.  Do not stand in the hallway as that disrupts other classes.
ABSENT:  If you know you will be absent, please inform the instructor prior to class.  You may call the school at 816-252-9065 to inform of absence.  All homework is still due the night of class whether absent or not.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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