Computer Accounting Applications

Course Number: BA 228
Transcript Title: Comp Accounting Applications
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: February 17, 2016
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


BA 131 or CAS 133

Prerequisite / Concurrent

Course Description

Introduces double-entry, fully-integrated computerized general ledger software. Includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, bank reconciliations, inventory, and Financial Statement Analysis.  Prerequisites: BA 101, BA 104, BA 131 or CAS 133, BA 211. Prerequisite/concurrent: BA 212. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Organize accounting procedures using microcomputer software.
  2. Communicate effectively using standard accounting terminology.
  3. Interpret and prepare accounting reports and records.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At least two of the following measures are to be used:

  • Attendance and participation
  • Group project(s)
  • Business Model or Business Game
  • Presentation(s)
  • Practice Set(s)
  • Case Study (ies)
  • Portfolio(s)
  • Research paper(s)
  • Book report(s)
  • Homework assignment(s)
  • Written paper
  • Quiz (zes)
  • Exam(s)

Course Activities and Design

Lecture, discussion, demonstrations, online lessons, in class activities outside readings, written assignments, research projects, or other activities as selected by the instructor.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Computer operating systems
  • Double-entry accounting
  • Integrated general ledger software
  • Chart of Accounts maintenance
  • Accounting reports
  • Cash activities
  • Inventory accounting
  • Accounts payable activities
  • Sales accounting
  • Accounts receivable activities
  • Fixed Asset accounting
  • Payroll
  • Financial Statements and Analysis