Accounting on the Microcomputer

Course Code:
ACG 2002

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course is intended for students desiring a working knowledge of computerized accounting using microcomputer software, such as QuickBooks. The five major systems commonly found in computerized accounting environments are covered – general ledger, depreciation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.

Course Details


As assigned


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Using QuickBooks Online for Accounting 2023, Owen, 6th ed., Cengage Publishing. ISBN: 9780357722251.

Cengage Unlimited:

  • 1-semester subscription: ISBN 9780357700006
  • 1-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700013
  • 2-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700020



Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Introducing QuickBooks Pro
  • Creating a Company
  • Working with Customers
  • Working with Vendors
  • Banking with QuickBooks  
  • Dealing with Physical Inventory
  • Working with Balance Sheet Accounts and Budgets
  • Using QuickBooks for Payroll
  • Working with Estimates and Time Tracking
  • Customizing and Integrating in QuickBooks
  • Introducing the Accounting Cycle and Using Classes
  • Reporting, Adjusting Entries, and Closing the Book


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associates degree in Business Administration Learning Outcomes:  

B-1 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, practices and supervisory responsibilities of management, and ethical and legal issues in a business environment.  

B-2 Apply general business workplace competencies, including employability skills and office computer skills.  

B-3 Understand business concepts, such as accounting, HR, marketing and organization.  

B-4 Communicate effectively in oral and written form, exhibit college level computation and problem-solving skills, and interact appropriately with people of other cultures or backgrounds


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssesments method for learning outcomes
Develop the skills necessary to do general ledger computer accounting for service and merchandising companies. 

B-3, B-4

Homework, tests, quizzes
Construct accounting activities using accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, payroll, inventory and job cost systems.  

B-3, B-4

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate financial statements and completer financial statement analysis. 

B-3, B-4

Homework, tests, quizzes
Determine the computer accounting cycle using accounting software.

B-3, B-4

Homework, tests, quizzes
Critique computer accounting projects that require designing service and merchandising companies. The student should be able to define terms contained in the textbook and mentioned in class.  

B-3, B-4

Homework, tests, quizzes



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Participate in discussions.
  6. Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  7. Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  8. All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final)

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs

up to 40%


up to 20%

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

Academic Honesty: Do not attempt to get assistance on exams from any other individual; or to complete assignments or gain answers for quiz questions or assignments dishonestly. Please refer to the Chipola College Catalog and the Chipola College Student Handbook for information on the Academic Honor Code and the Academic Honor Code – Consequences. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation on assignments, quizzes and/or exams.


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