Principles of Accounting I


  2. A. Course Title: Principles of Accounting I
    B. Course Number: AC 114 - 30191
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Napolitano, Paul
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    This course is designed to introduce double-entry accounting applicable to a sole proprietorship business. Included in the course content will be theory, analysis of business transactions, financial statements, the accounting cycle, and systems. This is a four credit hour course.


    Principles of Accounting I is the first college level accounting a student will take. We will be covering Financial Accounting concepts. Principles of Accounting I has been articulated in New Mexico and should transfer to all New Mexico schools. There is no guarantee of transferability and the student is advised to check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another institution.



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    Spreadsheet Success in Accounting (with Spreadsheet Success Using Excel 2 Semester Printed Access Card); ISBN 9781285196343


    Accounting 27th Edition, Warren/Reeve/Duchac;

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

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

    The final grades will be calculated as follows:

    I use a percent of total points system to compute the grades for each section, (homework, quizzes, unit test, and practice set) that percentage is then multiplied by the weight factor to calculate your final grade.

    Homework/in class assignments weight factor for the final grade is 25%
    Study Quizzes weight factor for the final grade is 25%
    Unit tests weight factor for the final grade is 25%
    Practice Set weight factor for the final grade is 10%
    Spreadsheet assignments weight factor for the final grade is 10%.
    Module zero completion 5%

    Example: Bernard has 400 of the 500 available exam points. To calculate that portion of his final grade he would divide 400 by 500 and multiply that by 50%. Or 400/500 x 50%= .80 X 50%= .4 or 40% of the total final grade.

    Late work will be accepted with a penalty at the instructor's discretion for most assignments. Late final practice set assignments will not be accepted.

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    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.


    By the end of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Analyze business transactions, their effects on the financial statements and the interrelationships of the
    financial statements involving the following:
    a. Cash transactions
    b. Receivables and Net Realizable Value
    c. Operational Assets and Depreciation
    d. Inventory
    e. Current Liabilities
    f. Long-term Liabilities
    2. Define, identify and demonstrate the impact of adjusting entries on financial statements.
    3. Explain and demonstrate the differences between cash and accrual basis accounting.
    4. Define and identify generally accepted accounting principles.
    5. Analyze equity ownership transactions and their effect on the financial statements.


    Student Requirements
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    Canvas Assistance

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    Academic Honesty
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    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
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    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
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    Online Learning Environment
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    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    AC 114 Principles of Accounting

    Wk 1: Read Chapter 1 - Intro. to Accounting & Business
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 2: Read Chapter 2 - Analyzing Transactions
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 3: Read Chapter 3 - The Adjusting Process
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 4: Read Chapter 4 - Completing the Accounting Cycle
    Due Homework found in Cengage and & Disc. Bd.
    Exam 1 - Chapters 1, 2 and 3 found in Cengage
    Practice Set

    Wk 5: Read Chapter 5 - Accounting Systems
    Due Homework found in Cengage and & Disc. Bd
    Practice Set

    Wk 6: Read Chapter 6 - Accounting for a Merchandising Business
    Due Homework found in Cengage and & Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 7: Read Chapter 7 Inventories
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Exam 2 - Chapters 4, 5 and 6 found in Cengage
    Practice Set

    Wk 8: Read Chapter 8 Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Controls
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 9: Read Chapter 9 Receivables
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 10: Read Chapter 10 Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 11: Read Chapter 11 Current Liabilities & Payroll
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Exam 3 Chapters 7, 8 and 9 found in Cengage
    Practice Set

    Wk 12: Read Chapter 12 - Accounting for Partnerships & Liabilities
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 13: Read Chapter 13 - Corporations, Stock,Transactions &
    DividendsPages 582 to 590
    Due Homework found in Cengage and Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set

    Wk 14: Exam4 Chapters - 10 and 11 found in Cengage
    Due Disc. Bd.
    Practice Set Due

    Wk 15: Read Chapter 13 Corporations, StockTransactions &
    DividendsPages 591 to 624

    Wk 16: Exam 5 Chapters 12 and 13 Found in Cengage