Accounting Basics I

Monday -
12:45 PM to 02:15 PM
High School (9th-12th)

Course Description

This is an introductory accounting course designed for college-bound business majors with a focus in double entry accounting procedures. Students will learn to keep financial records for a service or retail business through hands-on applications as well as computer technology, using Microsoft Excel. Accounting principles covered include the bookkeeping cycle, debit/credit theory, financial statements, use of various journal and ledgers, worksheets, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll systems.

Course Topics

  1. Read, interpret, and analyze financial information/terms.
  2. Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  3. Complete steps in the accounting cycle in order to prepare financial statements
  4. Develop proficiency in the use of the computer to maintain accounting records using Microsoft Excel.
  5. Identify career opportunities within accounting

Course Materials/Text:

General Journal, Century 21 Accounting, 8th Edition, Gilbertson, Lehman and Ross. Thomson South-Western Educational Publishing Company.

Computer w/Microsoft Excel

3-Ring Binder

5 Dividers



Credit Info: This course provides (1) elective credit. Required for the Standard or Advance Studies Diploma.

Course Time: Mondays, 12:45 – 2:15

Course Fee: $65 monthly, September - May or $550 if paid prior to start of class