A recent survey given to college students asking the course they wished they had taken in
high school showed the most frequent response to be Accounting. Accounting is also
currently one of the biggest areas of growth in the job market. Students planning to
operate their own business or major in business in college will find this course a must.
Accounting is an important course that will prepare you for a job, give you a solid
background for further study in college, and provide you with an understanding of how
financial decisions are made.
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of accounting and
accounting practices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• understand accounting terminology and language
• analyze, journalize, and post accounting transactions
• prepare accurate financial statements
• understand how accounting information helps managers and owners make better
• understand accounting concepts and procedures for a business organized as a
Textbook and Materials:
• Textbook: Century 21 Accounting: Multicolumn Journal, Seventh Edition
• Workbook: Century 21 Accounting: Multicolumn Journal, Seventh Edition
• Pen/pencil, notebook, calculator, and 2-pocket folder or 3-ring binder
Students will be graded using assignments, quizzes, tests, and participation as follows:
40% - Assignments
Includes all written class work, workbook assignments,
homework, and computer assignments.
50% - Quizzes/Tests
Includes quizzes given at the end of each chapter, and tests
of cumulative material covered in class and text.
10% - Participation
Includes items such as: being punctual and prepared for
class each day, contributing to class discussions,
cooperating with classmates/teacher, washroom and locker