District Syllabus
Accounting I

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
The study of accounting terminology, concepts, techniques, methods, 
principles, practices and procedures as applied to sole 
proprietorships.  Typical financial transactions are analyzed in 
relation to basic accounting equation and recorded in the books of 
the business.  Business financial statements are prepared and 
interpreted by the student.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Wild. Connect Plus Accounting Learnsmart 2 sem (Access Card)(1st of 2 choices for textbook), 21 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2013. ISBN: 9780077525088
  • Wild. Gen Combo LL Prin of Financial Acct CH 1-17 (looseleaf pkg w/code), 21 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2012. ISBN: 978077715342
  • Wild. Principles of Financial Accounting (w/ Connectplus Access) Looseleaf Package, 21 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2013. ISBN: 9780077715342
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students will:

  • Analyze business activities and record accounting transactions using journal entries with equal debits and credits.
  • Analyze general ledger accounts and prepare necessary end-of- period adjusting entries.
  • Prepare an income statement, statement of owners/stockholder's equity, and balance sheet.
  • Prepare a statement of cash flows.
  • Demonstrate competency in utilizing accounting software to complete the accounting process.
  • Course Learning Outcomes:
    See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
    being taught.
    Methods of Evaluation:
    Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
    outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
    instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
    Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
    by the instructor for each section being taught.
    Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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    Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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