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Course Description

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Accounting - ACCT 201

Principles of Accounting 1

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

In this course, you will learn the principles of accounting with emphasis on the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship in the service and merchandising business. You will apply internal controls to an accounting system, account for cash, accounts receivable, bad debts, inventories, long lived assets, current liabilities and payroll. In addition, you will demonstrate how to account for partnerships. This course will integrate a Web-based learning system which requires the use of a computer to complete some of the learning activities and assessments. This course MAY also include the use of Excel.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


  • CIS 120 .
  • MATH 45 orACCT 103 or minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 60 CPT-Arithmetic or 240 NGA-Arithmetic.
  • COLLS 50 orACCT 103 or minimum score of 15 ACT-Reading, 22 SAT-Reading, 57 CPT-Reading Comprehension or 237 NGA-Reading.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of ethical decisions in financial reporting.
  • Explain the role of accounting in a business.
  • Analyze business transactions using the accounting equation.
  • Apply the rules of debits and credits.
  • Prepare journal entries for business transactions, adjustments and closings.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Compute cost of goods sold and ending inventory.
  • Process transactions using special journals and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Determine the effects of errors on the financial statements.
  • Apply internal control principles.
  • Estimate uncollectible account expense using two different approaches.
  • Apply current accounting principles to long lived assets.
  • Apply current accounting principles to current liabilities and payroll.
  • Demonstrate partnership accounting.
  • Compute ratios.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; ACCOUNTING; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 201142361Principles ACCT 1ONL4Griffith R5/31/0Open$12.00 
 201142471Principles ACCT 1ONL4Randall M7/31/0Open$12.00 
 201142990Principles ACCT 1ONL4Griffith R11/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2021; ACCOUNTING; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 201142331Principles ACCT 1ONL4Randall M7/31/0Open$12.00 
 201142385Principles ACCT 1ONL4Randall M9/31/0Open$12.00 
 201142501Principles ACCT 1RMT4Sadowski M13/30/0Open$12.00T R  03:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 201142502Principles ACCT 1RMT4Perpich E21/30/0Open$12.00M W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
 201142503Principles ACCT 1RMT4Cameron D18/30/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 201142505Principles ACCT 1RMT4Brewer J24/30/0Open$12.00M W  12:30 PM-02:24 PM WEBWEB
 201142506Principles ACCT 1RMT4Randall M22/30/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 201142508Principles ACCT 1RMT4Sadowski M6/30/0Open$12.00T R  12:30 PM-02:24 PM WEBWEB
 201142553Principles ACCT 1RMT4Sadowski M9/30/0Open$12.00T R  05:30 PM-07:24 PM WEBWEB
 201142556Principles ACCT 1RMT4Cameron D15/30/0Open$12.00M W  07:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB
 201142595Principles ACCT 1MC4Urso R13/30/0Open$12.00T R  07:00 PM-08:54 PM AS920

Winter; 2022; ACCOUNTING; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 201112485Principles ACCT 1ONL4Brewer J20/31/0Open$12.00 
 201112553Principles ACCT 1MC4Sadowski M27/30/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-08:26 PM HS720

Winter; 2022; ACCOUNTING; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 201112331Principles ACCT 1ONL4Griffith R0/31/2Closed$12.00 
 201112367Principles ACCT 1ONL4Griffith R18/31/0Open$12.00 
 201112504Principles ACCT 1MC4Staff18/24/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM HS740
 201112505Principles ACCT 1MC4Staff21/30/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM HS710
 201112506Principles ACCT 1MC4Sadowski M22/32/0Open$12.00T R  10:30 AM-12:24 PM BTC370
 201112530Principles ACCT 1MC4Sadowski M21/30/0Open$12.00T R  03:00 PM-04:54 PM HS720
 201112545Principles ACCT 1MC4Urso R21/30/0Open$12.00M W  04:00 PM-05:54 PM HS720

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday