West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

ACCTG 011
ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS, MANAGERIAL

 

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Jim Henderson, Instructor

Spring 2013, Section 24441, on-line

Telephone: 741-4609        

E-mail: jim.henderson@westvalley.edu

Office Hours:  TTh 7-8AM and 12:30-1PM, room D in the Business Building

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OBJECTIVE:

Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of the contents and the limitations of general purpose financial statements prepared by service organizations and merchandising organizations for sole proprietorships. You will gain this understanding by learning the process used to record basic business transactions and other transactions specifically related to cash, receivables, plant assets, liabilities, and owner's equity.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:  

Students will be able to apply their knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles to record economic events and prepare three financial statements for a sole proprietorship organization engaged in service or merchandising operations.  Students will also be able to apply their knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles to interpret the contents of these three financial statements.  In addition, students will be able to identify how accounting information is used in the decision-making process.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  •  The text is an on-line text that whose access must be purchased at www.wileyplus.com.  All homework problems related to the material in the text can be found at this website after access is purchased.  After you click on wileyplus.com, click on "Students--Register for New Class" and purchase your registration code along the way.  You will have to find your school from the drop down menu (West Valley)and click on it.  Now click on Accounting 10/11 and click on this course.  Here you will find the text under "Read, Study, and Practice" and the homework assignments are under  "Assignments".  It is pretty self-explanatory from there.  If you are not comfortable using an on-line text and prefer paper you have 2 options.  The first is to print the material in the text that appears on-line or you can purchase the hardcopy version of the text which is Accounting Principles by Weygandt, Kimmel and Kieso, 10th edition.  The shrink-wrapped version of the text available in the West Valley bookstore contains the registration code you will need to do the homework which must be done on-line.

HOMEWORK:

Accounting is best learned through the solving of accounting problems on-line. There will be a significant amount of homework each week. If you cannot make the commitment to do the homework, you should consider dropping the course and taking it when you can. Completion of the homework by the due date is absolutely necessary for success in this course. If you don't attempt the homework on your own, YOU WILL NOT PASS THIS COURSE. 

At the WileyPLUS website, click on “Assignments”.  A listing of the assignments from the text will be displayed.  The assignments for each chapter include the following:

1.                CHAPTER READING ASSIGNMENT.  When you click on this assignment, the relevant sections of the textbook will appear.  This assignment area includes the publisher’s power point slides for the chapter.  Note, the entire textbook is also laid out chapter by chapter under “Read, Study, and Practice”.

2.                 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.  When you click on this assignment, the resources made available to you include the homework sections of the textbook (questions, exercises, and “A” set of problems), the Excel Workpapers for the chapter, and a checklist of key figures.  The specific questions, exercises, and problems assigned are listed on the attached assignment sheet.  You must complete the homework problems on-line.  The answers to the homework "questions" should be submitted using the Angel e-mail utility. 

There will be on-going opportunities to discuss chapter material through Discussion Forums located on Angel.   Students are invited to make comments and raise questions throughout each week.  I will monitor these Discussion Forums daily and will respond to these questions and comments regularly via postings on the Discussion Board.  Students are invited to answer questions that other students have as well, just as it happens in a traditional classroom.

 

I have video recorded my lectures reviews for each chapter we are covering in the course.  Students can access these lectures at a convenient time if they wish.  The intent is to make this course as much like a traditional classroom course if individual students find they are missing that by taking the class on-line.


 EXAMS:

A total of 5 exams (excluding the final exam) will be given during the semester. Note the date of the exams in your Course Calendar.  Each mid-term exam will cover 2/3 chapters and will consist of a series of accounting problems to the specific chapters beingtested.  Each exam will be worth 100 or 150 points.  Please note the dates that each exam will be available to take and will be due. No late exam will be accepted. I will grade exams quickly and will notify you when I have completed the grading via an Angel e-mail. Shortly thereafter, I will provide you the answers to the exam so you can compare your work.  You have a number of options available to you to submit the completed exam:

 

1.  Do the exam by hand and hand-deliver it to me (put under my door or give it to Darlene (Business Division Senior Office Coordinator whose office is right outside my door) if I am not in my office.

 

2.  Do the exam by hand, scan the completed exam, and attach the scanned document to an Angel e-mail directed to me.

 

3.  Do the exam by hand and fax the completed exam to me at 408-741-2127.  Please be sure to include a cover sheet.

 

4.  Complete the exam in either Word or Excel and attach your completed work to an Angel e-mail directed to me.

 

If you wish to submit your completed exam using a different medium, please obtain instructor approval first.  If this schedule causes you problems, please contact me for alternative arrangements which might require you to come to campus to take the exam during my office hours.

 

The final is a comprehensive and will be similar to the mid-terms but longer. It will cover all of the important topics in the course. Please see Student Learning Outcomes for what you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of. Once again, please review the course calendar for the schedule for the final.  

 


DROPPING:

I DROP NO ONE. IF YOU DROP THIS COURSE, PLEASE NOTIFY RECORDS AND ADMISSIONS. IF YOU DON'T YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR ON MY FINAL ROSTER AND YOU WILL BE ISSUED THE APPROPRIATE GRADE. THE LAST DAY TO DROP AND RECEIVE A "W" IS 4/26/13.

 


GRADING:

Your grade will consist of the following:

Exams, 2 @ 100, 3 @ 150

650 points

Homework

300 points

Final Exam

200 points

Chapter 18 assignment

100 points

 

 

Total

1250 points

 

90% earns an A

80% a B

70% a C

60% a D

I will be most pleased to review your cumulative point totals with you any time you wish.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

1.    The instructor may make changes to the syllabus during the semester.  It is the student’s responsibility to stay informed of these changes.  Students may contact the instructor during office hours and before/after class, time permitting.  Students may also wish to have a study partner whom they can contact if they miss class.

 

2.    Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs.  DESP (Disability & Educational Support Program) located in the Learning Services building (408-741-2010) may be contacted to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with verifiable documentation.

 

3.    If you have a complaint or someone has shared information with you as a student or employee that is unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at West Valley-Mission community College District, Human Resources Department, 408-741-2060.  If the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources is not available, contact the President of the college, Mr. Brad Davis at 408-741-2097.


HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:

 

Chapter

Questions:  

Exercises/Problems

13

1,2,3,6,16

3,4,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,15

14

3,5,9,17

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12

15

2,3,8,14

2,4,8,9,12,16,17,18,19

16

3,7,10,13,15

2,4,7,8,10,11,12, Prob 4A & 5A

17

1,3,10,14

1,2,4,5,8, Prob 7A

19

2,5,8,9

1,4,5,8,10,11,12

20 

3,4,5,14,18

2,5,7,8,10, Prob 3A & 4A

21

7,8,10,16

1,2,5,10,11, Prob 4A

22

3,6,8

1,2,3,5,6,12,13,14,15

23

2,10,20

2,4,5,6,7,8,9,11, Prob 4A

24

6,12,13,23

3,4,5,6,7,8,13,15, Prob 5A

 25

3,5,10 

 2, Probs 1A,3A,6A,7A,9A

26  

10,11,14

2,4,5,7,8,10,11,14

                              



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