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Microcomputer Accounting Applications

Course NumberACC 214
Credits4
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours60
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: CST 133 with a "C" or better and ACC 211 with a "C" or better. Introduces microcomputer applications in general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory/invoicing. Develops electronic spreadsheet applications using appropriate software. Outside laboratory assignments are required. (60-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate familiarity with the basic components and operating characteristics of a typical small computer system.
Objectives:
  1. Manage files using various drives and the Internet.
  2. Access applications using the current operating system.
  3. Describe the benefits of a computer system for accountants.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of fundamental commands, functions, and design using spreadsheet software in various accounting applications.
Objectives:
  1. Use commands and functions to accomplish data entry.
  2. Design worksheets that accomplish various accounting tasks.
  3. Present worksheet information appropriately and attractively.
  4. Manage multiple worksheets within one or more workbook.
  5. Create charts to appropriately illustrate data.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of accounting procedures and methodologies through completion of various accounting projects.

Demonstrate the use of an integrated commercial accounting software package used by a typical small business.
Objectives:
  1. Accomplish data entry of accounting transactions, customers, vendors, accounts, and other items.
  2. Process transactions involving the general ledger and various subsidiary ledgers.
  3. Produce financial statements and other reports.
  4. Process typical transactions for service and merchandising business through the accounting cycle.
  5. Find and correct errors.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of accounting procedures and methodologies through completion of various accounting projects.




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