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Accounting Principles Course Syllabus  

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES

COURSE SYLLABUS

BESSEMER CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY

Recommended Grade Level:                                      10-12

Length:                                                                   One Year

Recommended Perquisite:                                         Business Technology Essentials

Teacher:                                                                  Ms. E. Craig

Textbook:                                                                Century 21 Accounting

Course Description:  Accounting will enable students to have an understanding of recording, classifying, and summarizing business transactions and events with insight into interpretation and reporting of the resulting effects upon business.  Automatic accounting principles are integrated.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the course students will be able to:

Calculator/Keypad Skills

  1. Perform calculating functions by using the touch system.
  2. Solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems.

Accounting Cycle

  1. Prepare a beginning balance sheet in correct form by applying the basic accounting equation.
  2. Record an opening entry to the ledger.
  3. Open ledger accounts and post an opening entry to the ledger.
  4. Analyze business transaction from source document.
  5. Journalize transaction and prove and rule journals.
    • Cash journals
    • Combination journals
    • Special journals
  6. Post one month's journal entries to ledger accounts.
  7. Compute balance column amounts in ledger accounts with debit and credit entries.
  8. Prepare a trial balance.
  9. Complete a six and eight column worksheet.
  10. Record and post closing entries.
  11. Journalize and post closing entries.
  12. Prepare financial statements.
    ~Income statement
    ~Capital statement
    ~Balance sheet
  13. Prepare a post-closing trial balance.
  14. Interpret financial statements.

Banking

  1. Endorse checks using restrictive, blank, and endorsement-in-full.
  2. Maintain a checkbook.
  3. Reconcile bank statements and make related journal entries.
  4. Calculate employee earnings and maintain employee payroll records with deductions.
  5. Journalize and post payroll entries.
  6. Journalize and post employer's payroll taxes and prepare reports.

Specialized Accounting Procedures

  1. Compare the accounting applications of different types of ownership.
  2. Differentiate among a service, manufacturing, and merchandising business.
  3. Analyze transactions and record into special and/or expanded journals.
    ~Purchases
    ~Cash payments
    ~Sales
    ~Cash receipts
  4. Post from expanded and special journals to a general ledger and /or subsidiary ledgers.
  5. Prepare individual state and federal income taxes.
  6. Prepare schedules for subsidiary ledgers.

Workplace Skills

  1. Follow oral instructions.
  2. Determine the necessity of note taking.
  3. Distinguish among fact, opinion, and inference.
  4. Set and meet deadlines.
  5. Develop and use goal setting strategies.
  6. Utilize active listening skills.

Important Information

Required Workbook(s):                   $25.00 (MUST be purchased immediately)

Materials Needed:                             Pencils (NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!)

1 1/2" Three Ring binder

(1) Report Cover Portfolio with attached sheet protectors.  

Examination Schedule

Will be announced at a later date.

Standards for grading

  • Workbook checks (Daily class work assignments)
  • Computer Projects
  • Weekly Tests
  • Mid-term exam
  • Semester Exam
  • Weekly Reading/writing assignment

Grading Scale 

  • A         90-100
  • B         80-89
  • C         70-79
  • D         60-69
  • F            0-59

Required Projects

  • Accounting Practice Set(s)
  • Budgeting Project
  • Checking Account Check Set

Required Weekly Assignment

Weekly reading and writing assignment (newspaper or magazine article on anything business related).  Must be typed (double spaced) and one page in length; must include the article and all reports must have a cover page with the title of the article, students name, name of course, teacher's name, and the date. (Example will be provided).

Classwork/Homework/Test:

  • It is the student's responsibility to make up any MISSED work due to absence. 
  • If a student is absent when a test is given, the make-up test will be given on specified days before or after school, MAKE-UP test will NOT be given during class time.

Class Conduct Guidelines:

  • Rules pertaining to the expected behavior of students at the Bessemer Center for Technology (BCT) are clearly listed in the student handbook; I will consistently and strictly enforce all policies of the school and the Bessemer Board of Education Code of Conduct.
  • Students are to treat each other, the teacher, administrative staff, and school visitors with respect, courtesy, and consideration at all times.
  • Students will respect property of the school (furniture, books, building, etc.)
  • Students are expected to learn in this classroom and will not be allowed to disrupt the learning of others in any way.

Welcome to my Accounting Principles Class.  I am looking forward to an exciting 2007-2008 school year!

Ms. Craig

Please sign and return by the next scheduled class meeting.

I have read the Course Syllabus and Guidelines and agree to abide by them.  I understand what is expected of me both academically and behaviorally.

 

_______________________________________________________               

Student Signature                                           Date               

 

I have read the Course Syllabus and Guidelines and I understand what is expected from my child.

 

___________________________________________________

Parent's Signature                                        Date

 

 

 

 

 

 


Business Technology Essentials (BTE) Course Syllabus   

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS

Course Syllabus

Bessemer Center for Technology

 

Prerequisite:                      None

Grade Level:                      9th - 12th

Instructor:                         Ms Eleanor M. Craig

Contact Number:               (205) 432-3779

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Business Technology Essentials is a one-credit course designed to help student's master basic skills in the areas of word processing, database management, spreadsheet, presentation, Internet, and E-mail.  Students are also offered opportunities to identify ethical issues pertaining to information systems and to gather information about careers in technology.  Communication and critical thinking skills are reinforced through the use of software applications.  Simulations and projects promoting teamwork and leadership skills offer further opportunities for application of knowledge and skills.

STUDENTS PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

Keyboarding will be taught the first nine weeks.

At the end of the course students will:

Computer Hardware/Architecture

1)      Describe basic computer components.

  • Hardware
  • Software

2)      Demonstrate basic computer and printer maintenance.

3)      Analyze computer hardware to determine software capability.

  • RAM
  • Processing speed
  • Hard drive capacity

Data Input Skills

4)      Demonstrate correct data input techniques with acceptable speed and accuracy.

File Management

5)      Describe networked computer functions.

  • Security
  • File sharing
  • Collaboration
  • Centralized database

6)      Assess impact of information technology on society.

7)      Demonstrate file management skills.

  • Organization
  • Modification

Operating Systems

8)      Analyze the functions of an operating system.

  • Graphical user interface
  • Initializing programs
  • Multi-tasking  
  • File Management
  • General use programs
  • Desktop manipulation
  • User properties
  • Control functions
  • Utilities
  • Hardware/software installation

9)      Compare various operating systems.

Word Processing

10)  Explain uses and advantages of word processing.

  • Creating files and folders
  • Opening, saving, and printing documents

11)  Produce correspondence documents.

  • Memos
  • Letters
  • Envelopes/labels

12)  Proofread business documents.

  • Detecting errors
  • Proofreading notations
  • Tracking
  • Using spell check, thesaurus, and grammar check

13) Demonstrate manuscript documentation.

  • Header/footer
  • Endnotes
  • Internal citations
  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Works cited

14) Utilize formatting features.

  • Page layout
  • Text enhancement
  • Editing functions
  • Graphics

15) Create and edit tables.

  • Cell alignment
  • Page alignment
  • Column width and row height
  • Text and number formats
  • Enhancement
  • Merged and split cells
  • Use of simple calculations
  • Sorting rows

16) Utilize wizards and templates.

17) Discuss application version conversion.


Spreadsheet Applications

18) Explain uses and advantages of spreadsheets.

19) Explain basic spreadsheet terms.

20) Demonstrate proficiency in creating, saving, opening, and printing a     
      workbook/worksheet.

21) Change worksheet appearance.

  • Cell characteristics
  • Row height and column width
  • Borders and shading
  • Page layout

22) Utilize editing techniques.

  • Cutting, copying, and pasting
  • Copying and pasting special functions
  • Inserting and deleting
  • Dragging and dropping
  • Sorting data
  • Filtering data

23) Utilize basic formulas.

  • Order of operations
  • Autosum
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Click and drag formulas

24) Apply basic functions.

25) Create a series of data.

26) Demonstrate the use of print titles and print options.

27) Utilize window functions

  • Splitting panes
  • Freezing titles

28) Create charts and graphs.

29) Utilize spreadsheet templates.

Database Applications
30) Explain uses and advantages of database.

31) Utilize a database file.

  • Planning data structure
  • Creating
  • Retrieving
  • Saving
  • Printing

32) Explain the purpose of common database elements.

  • Table
  • Form
  • Query
  • Report

33) Create common database elements.

  • Design
  • Field attributes

34) Manipulate database elements.

  • Formatting tools
  •   ~ Fonts
  •   ~ Alignment
  •   ~ Column width and row height
  •   ~ Hide or freeze columns
  •   ~ Headers/Footers
  •   ~ Page setup
  •   ~ Gridlines
  •   ~ Backgrounds

Editing to

  • Records tools
  •  ~ Search 
  •  ~ Sort/multi sort
  •  ~ Filter/advanced filter 
  •  ~ Lookup values
  •  ~ Query
  •  ~ Wizards

35) Create illustrative documents displaying database information.

  • Tables
  • Charts/graphs
  • Reports

Presentation Applications

36) Explain uses, advantages, and options of multimedia.    

37) Explain presentation terms.

38) Demonstrate proficiency in presentations.

  • Creating
  • Saving
  • Retrieving

39) Utilize visual elements to enhance presentations.

  • Object  
  • Bullets 
  • Graphic Art
  • Text art
  • Font color, style, size
  • Background color

40) Create slide shows accompany presentations.

  • Slide sequencing
  • Transitions

41) Produce effective, well-planned presentations.

  • Eye contact
  • Body language
  • Enunciation
  • Grammar

Internet Applications

42) Explain utilization of the Internet.

  • Common uses
  • Advantages
  • History        
  • Data validity
  • Information security
  • Virus contamination
  • Access provider
  • Terminology

43) Utilize E-mail messages in accordance with established business standards.

  • Grammar
  • Creating
  • Sending
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding
  • Reply
  • Distribution lists
  • Organizational strategies

44) Demonstrate navigational techniques.

  • Direct addressing
  • On-line reference services      
  • Search engines
  • Directories

45) Evaluate electronic information.

  • Accuracy
  • Appropriateness
  • Bias

46) Recognize inappropriate electronic communication behavior.

  • Slamming
  • Spamming
  • Flaming

Career Research

47) Explore information technology career opportunities.

  • Education
  • Training
  • Remuneration
  • Trends
  • Certification

Ethics

48) Describe ethical considerations resulting from technological advances.

  • Hacking  
  • Privacy
  • Restricted sites
  • Copyright/intellectual property rights
  • Spreading viruses
  • Consequences

Technology

49) Identify factors that affect technology access.

  • Socioeconomic level
  • Political climate
  • Geographic location

50) Assess computer tasks as they relate to business communications.

  • E-learning
  • E-commerce
  • Telecommuting

51) Describe benefits of technology utilization in the workplace.

  • Improved communication
  • Increased productivity

Important Information

Class fee:                    $25.00 (due immediately)

Examination Schedule

Will be announced at a later date.

Standards for grading

  • Portfolio checks (Daily class work assignments)
  • Reports
  • Projects
  • Weekly Tests
  • Mid-term exam
  • Semester Exam

Grading Scale

  • A         90-100
  • B         80-89
  • C         70-79
  • D         60-69
  • F          59-0

Required Weekly Assignment

Weekly reading and writing assignment (newspaper or magazine article on anything business related).  Must be typed (double spaced) and one page in length; must include the article and all reports must have a cover page with the title of the article, students name, name of course, teacher's name, and the date. (Example will be provided).

Required Projects

  • Desktop publishing (Create your own business)
  • Three (3) PowerPoint Presentations
  • Two (2) Research Papers (Topics will be given at a later date)
  • A  Buying Decision Project (Comparison Project)

Supplies Needed:                  

  • 1 1/2" Three Ring Binder
  • (3) Report Cover Portfolio with attached sheet protectors
  • Loose leaf paper (paper torn from spiral notebooks will not be accepted
  • Black ink pens ONLY

Classwork/Homework/Tests:

  • It is the student's responsibility to make up any MISSED work due to absence. 
  • If a student is absent when a test is given, the make-up test will be given on specified days before or after school, MAKE-UP test will NOT be given during class time.

Class Conduct Guidelines:

  • Rules pertaining to the expected behavior of students at the Bessemer Center for Technology (BCT) are clearly listed in the student handbook; I will consistently and strictly enforce all policies of the school and the Bessemer Board of Education Code of Conduct.
  • Students are to treat each other, the teacher, administrative staff, and school visitors with respect, courtesy, and consideration at all times.
  • Students will respect property of the school (furniture, books, building, etc.)
  • Students are expected to learn in this classroom and will not be allowed to disrupt the learning of others in any way.

Welcome to my Business Technology Essentials Class.  I am looking forward to an exciting 2007-2008 school year!

Ms. Craig

 

 

 

Please sign and return by the next scheduled class meeting.

I have read the Course Syllabus and Guidelines and agree to abide by them.  I understand what is expected of me both academically and behaviorally.

 

____________________________________________________               

Student's Signature                                           Date               

 

I have read the Course Syllabus and Guidelines and I understand what is expected from my child.

 

 

 

___________________________________________________

Parent's Signature                                        Date