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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 29-Oct-23

Spring 2024 | ACC-1010-VO01 - Computerized Accounting

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01-23-2024 to 05-06-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-24-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration


Shirley Montagne
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Julie Dalley

Course Description

In this course students apply knowledge of accounting principles to integrated accounting software for various aspects of accounting including the general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and depreciation. Students have the opportunity to take the QuickBooks Online Certification from the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) in this course. Prerequisite: Financial Accounting

Essential Objectives

1. Describe the elements of an integrated, computerized accounting system and tell how such a system differs from a manual system, including relative advantages/disadvantages of each.
2. Explain the procedures for moving from a manual to a computerized accounting system and the proper operational procedures for running an automated system, including documentation.
3. Use problem solving techniques to analyze accounting situations and make correct transaction and adjusting entries to the computer.
4. Set up and maintain a complete set of books using the integrated accounting modules on the computer including General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory & Payroll.
5. Prepare a complete set of financial statements, along with supporting reports, using accounting data created on an automated system.
6. Formulate a plan to improve an existing accounting system by detailing the use of the new accounting software, procedures, forms, job simplification, controls, equipment changes or other methods.
7. Explain the function and primary features of a spreadsheet program and be able to set up a simple business spreadsheet.
8. Define and describe trends in the current technology of computer automation of business.
9. Demonstrate proper file maintenance for accounting applications.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

ACC-1010-VO01 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


The days of manual bookkeeping with green eyeshades to keep the glare out and large ledger books are gone. Bookkeepers and accountants are expected to use computerized accounting software to build and complete a company’s books. In this course, Quickbooks Online will be the software tool. As the course progresses, you will be using the accounting fundamentals learned in Financial Accounting to setup and complete a company’s books.

As part of this course, the textbook will guide the student through setting up a company, recording transactions and reporting.By the end of the course students will be able to take the NACPB Certification exam for certification in Quickbooks Online.

Evaluation Criteria

Assignments 30%
Discussions 15%
Oneline Business Project 20%
Tacoma Case study 15%
Quizzes 20%
Total 100%

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments

Community College of Vermont
Computerized Accounting (Quickbooks Online) -Online
January 22, 2024 -May 6, 2024
Class Session Class Topics Homework Homework Due date
Class 1 Chapter 1 Quickbooks Online Test-drive Ex 1-1, Ex 1-2, Ex 1-3 Class 2
22-Jan-24 Cert Practice Test 28-Jan-24
Chapter 1 Quiz
Class 2 Chapter 2 New Company Setup and Ex 2-1, Ex 2-2, Ex 2-3 Class 3
29-Jan-24 The Chart of Accounts Cert Practice Test 4-Feb-24
Chapter 2 Quiz
Class 3 Chapter 3 Beginning Balances and October Ex 3-1, Ex 3-2, Ex 3-3 Class 4
5-Feb-24 Transaction Register Cert Practice Test 11-Feb-24
Chapter 3 Quiz
Class 4. Chapter 4 Vendors and Inventory Ex 4-1, Ex 4-2, Ex 4-3 Class 5
12-Feb-24 Cert Practice Test 18-Feb-24
Chapter 4 Quiz
Class 5 Chapter 5 Customer and Sales Ex 5-1, Ex 5-2, Ex 5-3 Class 6
19-Feb-24 Bank reconciliation Cert Practice Test 25-Feb-24
Chapter 5 Quiz
Class 6 Chapter 6 December Source Documents Ex 6-1, Ex 6-2, Ex 6-3 Class 7
26-Feb-24 Cert Practice Test 3-Mar-24
Chapter 6 Quiz
Class 7 Chapter 7 Data Analysis & Reports - Ex 7-1, Ex 7-2, Ex 7-3 Class 8
4-Mar-24 End of 4th quarter and Year Cert Practice Test 10-Mar-24
Chapter 7 Quiz
Class 8 Chapter 8 January Source Documents Ex 8-1, Ex 8-2, Ex 8-3 Class 9
11-Mar-24 Cert Practice Test 17-Mar-24
Chapter 8 Quiz
Class 9 Chapter 9 February Source Documents Ex 9-1, Ex 9-2, Ex 9-3 Class 10
18-Mar-24 Cert Practice Test 24-Mar-24
Chapter 9 Quiz
Class 10 Chapter 10 March Source Documents Ex 10-1, Ex 10-2, Ex 10-3 Class 11
25-Mar-24 Cert Practice Test 31-Mar-24
Chapter 10 Quiz
Class 11 Chapter 11 Employees and Payroll Ex 11-1, Ex 11-2, Ex 11-3 Class 12
1-Apr-24 Cert Practice Test 7-Apr-24
Chapter 11 Quiz
Class 12 Chapter 12 Certification App and Updates Ex 12-1, Ex 12-2, Ex 12-3, Class 13
8-Apr-24 Cert Practice Test; 14-Apr-24
Chapter 12 Quiz
Class 13 Case Problem Tacoma Computer Club Class 14
15-Apr-24 21-Apr-24
Class 14 Building a Budget Budget Exercise Class 15
22-Apr-24 28-Apr-24
Class 15 Catchup and Take the NACPB Quickbooks Exam
29-Apr-24 5-May-24

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Participation Expectations

This course is a standard online structure and it is important to keep up with each module schedule. The homework exercises and quizzes are set up on E-connect. At the beginning of the course, you will receive an invitation for the student business from the instructor to access the student project and receive a sign on to Quickbooks Online. Each chapter will have detailed instructions and exhibits to walk you through Quickbooks Online.

Missing & Late Work Policy

I understand that CCV students have busy lives with many responsibilities. There are discussion topics each week that students should complete with posts to two other students that week.

Completing the individual modules and the Quickbooks Online semester business is important on a timely basis is important not to fall behind. Both these functions reflect the student's attendance and course completion.

Please let me know through email or phone if you have concerns with the course schedule.

Thank you

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.