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ACC-1712-VV01S - Special Topics: Fundamentals of QuickBooks

Synchronous Class

Synchronous courses are delivered through a combination of online and regularly-scheduled Zoom sessions. In synchronous classes, students must attend Zoom sessions and actively engage with each other and faculty in course activities and discussions.

Synonym: 202802
Location: Morrisville
Credits: 1
Synchronous Section: This course has schedule meeting dates and times online via Zoom. See below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times.
In-Person Meeting Day/Times via Zoom: Tuesday & Thursday, 09:00A - 11:00A
Semester Dates: 10-20-2020 to 11-12-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 10-24-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-02-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Michelle Kainen | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Comments: Online and Zoom participation required

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Course Description:

This course is an introduction to QuickBooks Pro accounting software including setting up a new company and chart of accounts; recording transactions with customers, vendors and employees; managing lists; running and customizing reports; changing forms; and generating letters. Recommended prior learning: Financial Accounting or working knowledge of accounting.

Essential Objectives:

1. Compare and contrast online and desktop versions of QuickBooks.
2. Describe the benefits of using QuickBooks.
3. Learn to set up a QuickBooks accounting system for a new company including chart of accounts, adding customers, adding vendors, adding employees, and customizing invoices.
4. Practice writing checks, making deposits, reconciling banks statements, and entering credit card charges using QuickBooks.
5. Practice adding customers, adding jobs, recording cash sales, invoicing, printing customer reports, and receiving payment on invoices in QuickBooks.
6. Practice paying and entering bills, paying sales tax and payroll taxes, paying employees, and printing both vendor and payroll reports in QuickBooks.
7. Review and understand financial reports including balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and cash flow statements.


Each class meeting will involve a mini-lecture and guided practice entering transactions and creating reports. Students will have assigned reading to prepare for each class. There will be six quizzes on the assigned reading.

Evaluation Criteria:

Guided case study - 30%

6 Quizzes - 25%

Final Project - 35%

Engagement - 10%

Grading Criteria:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.


Fall 2020 textbook data will be available on July 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

ACC-1712-VV01S Textbooks.

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

Contact Faculty:

Email: Michelle Kainen
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Erik Zetterstrom

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please be aware that missing more than three (3) classes will result in a non-satisfactory grade. A pattern of late arrival or early departure will constitute absence at the instructor's discretion.

Students who miss class are responsible for contacting a classmate to see what was missed.

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.
  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 Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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