Accounting (ACCT)

Courses

ACCT 109   Basics of Income Taxes (1 Hour)

This course teaches the student federal income tax rules and the procedures for reporting federal income tax. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to keep records that will provide appropriate information for use in preparing federal income tax. The student should also be able to prepare the basic individual federal income tax return. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

ACCT 111   Small Business Accounting (3 Hours)

This course will introduce the basic accounting procedures needed to maintain daily records for a small business and the use of such records in the decision-making process. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to maintain a set of financial records with the occasional help of an outside accountant. This course does not prepare the student for Accounting II. 3 hrs./wk.

ACCT 121   Accounting I (3 Hours)

This course is an introduction to accounting fundamentals. Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to analyze transactions, use various journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period for the sole proprietorship. 3 hrs./wk.

ACCT 121H   HON: Accounting I* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

ACCT 122   Accounting II* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 121 with a grade of "C" or higher.

This course is a continuation of ACCT 121. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to prepare and use financial statements with increased emphasis on interpretation and use of accounting data peculiar to partnerships, corporations and manufacturing companies. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

ACCT 122H   HON: Accounting II* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

ACCT 131   Federal Income Taxes I (3 Hours)

This course teaches the student federal income tax rules and the procedures for reporting federal income tax. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to do short- and long-range tax planning and keep records that will provide appropriate information for use in preparing federal income tax. The student should also be able to prepare the standard individual federal income tax return. 3 hrs./wk.

ACCT 132   Federal Income Taxes II* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 131 with a grade of "C" or higher.

This course is an in-depth study of Federal Income Tax; it teaches the student federal income tax rules and the procedures for reporting federal income tax for businesses including corporations, partnerships and trusts. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, conduct tax research and complete federal tax returns for various business entities. In addition, the student should be able to conduct short- and long-term tax planning for a business. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

ACCT 136   Computerized Accounting Applications* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 111 or ACCT 121.

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to use accounting software to record daily transactions, perform reconciliations, record payroll, generate reports, set up new companies and create budgets. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

ACCT 141   Computerized Accounting Problems* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: ACCT 122.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to utilize spreadsheet software to create and solve accounting, finance and business problems. Students will analyze the spreadsheets to make business decisions. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

ACCT 215   Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 121.

This course will teach students basic information of not-for-profit accounting and its primary users: federal, state and local governments; hospitals; and schools. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to describe the primary funds and accounting groups, assist in the budget process, and practice variances among the major nonprofit organizations according to their authoritative pronouncements. 3 hrs./wk.

ACCT 222   Managerial Accounting* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 122 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to develop and use accounting information as an instrument of management control. Students will recognize needed information, determine where it can be obtained and decide how this information can be used by managers to plan, control and make decisions. Material covered includes financial statement analysis, cost application and budgeting reports management. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

ACCT 222H   HON: Managerial Accounting* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

ACCT 231   Intermediate Accounting I* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 122.

The course will present the use of accounting theory in the preparation of financial reports. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to solve problems that arise in the presentation of cash, receivables, inventories, tangible and intangible assets on the statement of financial position, and their related effect on the statement of income. 3 hrs./wk.

ACCT 232   Intermediate Accounting II* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 122.

Accounting theory learned through the study of accounting concepts and technical procedures will be presented in this course. Upon completion, the student should be able to solve problems in the presentation of capital structures, long-term investments, debts, leases, pensions, the analysis of financial statements, and price-level, and fair value accounting and reporting. 3 hrs./wk.

ACCT 240   Fraud Examination* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 122.

This course analyzes the principles involved in the detection and prevention of fraud as it pertains to financial matters. The course will explore the vast body of knowledge gained by accounting practitioners and will utilize critical thinking to apply these factors to the prevention of financial-statement and employee fraud. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to describe how and why fraud is committed, use creative ways to detect and prevent fraudulent conduct, and understand how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

ACCT 278   Accounting Internship* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: ACCT 121 plus 12 additional ACCT hours beyond ACCT 121 and department approval.

The student will be able to gain work experience in an approved training station under instructional supervision in an accounting or an accounting-related occupation. This internship is designed to give students the opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired in accounting specialty courses. The internship will require an average of 12 hours of job training per week by arrangement. It is strongly advised that the student secure the internship position before enrolling in this course. Searching for the position, applying for it, and being accepted to work are three important aspects of the coursework that must be completed during the first few weeks of the course, if not completed before the course begins.

ACCT 285   Accounting Capstone* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: ACCT 121 and ACCT 122 and 12 hours of accounting courses and department approval.

This course is designed as a capstone experience before entering the workplace. Topics will include managerial use of financial data, analysis of financial statements, and ethics in accounting. Students will be required to execute accounting procedures both manually and electronically through an accounting cycle. Students will use financial statements to make informed judgments and solve problems. Students will identify and apply ethical positions and effectively communicate this information to others both in writing and verbally.

ACCT 292   Special Topics:* (1-3 Hour)

Prerequisites: Department approval.

This course periodically offers specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to diverse areas of accounting, not usually taught in the curriculum.

ACCT 109

  • Title: Basics of Income Taxes
  • Number: ACCT 109
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Description:

This course teaches the student federal income tax rules and the procedures for reporting federal income tax. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to keep records that will provide appropriate information for use in preparing federal income tax. The student should also be able to prepare the basic individual federal income tax return. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the basic Individual Tax Model.
  2. Determine and explain tax treatment of gross income.
  3. Determine and explain tax treatment of deductions.
  4. Describe tax computation methods.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Individual Income Tax

   A. Explain the tax formula.

   B. Calculate tax using rate schedules.

   C. Calculate tax using tax tables.

   D. Determine personal exemptions.

   E. Determine dependency exemptions.

   F. Determine filing status.

   G. Describe who is required to file a tax return.

   H. Determine the standard deduction.

II. Gross Income

   A. Define income.

   B. Determine income that must be included in gross income.

   C. Determine income that can be excluded from gross income.

III. Deductions

   A. Define deductions.

   B. Determine employee expense deductions.

   C. Analyze and determine itemized deductions. 

IV. Tax Computation

   A. Calculate tax credits.

   B. Describe payment procedures.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

A minimum of 1 project
   A minimum of 3 exams
   Homework assignments

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 111

  • Title: Small Business Accounting
  • Number: ACCT 111
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course will introduce the basic accounting procedures needed to maintain daily records for a small business and the use of such records in the decision-making process. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to maintain a set of financial records with the occasional help of an outside accountant. This course does not prepare the student for Accounting II. 3 hrs./wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives


  1. Analyze, journalize and post business transactions for service and merchandising companies.
  2. Prepare financial statements including an income statement, statement of owner’s equity and balance sheet.
  3. Complete all steps in the accounting cycle manually and on the computer.
  4. Prepare payroll records.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Accounting Principles and Concepts
   A. List and define the functions of accounting.
   B. Record transactions in the basic accounting equation.
   C. Prepare an income statement, statement of owner’s equity and
balance sheet.

II. Processing Accounting Data
   A. Record transactions in T-accounts.
   B. Journalize transactions in a journal.
   C. Post transactions to a ledger.
   D. Complete a worksheet.
   E. Prepare a trial balance.
   F. Journalize and post adjusting and closing entries.

III. Computerized System
   A. Complete practice sets on the computer using a general journal
accounting system and a special journal accounting system.

IV. Accounting for Cash
   A. Complete a bank statement reconciliation.
   B. Journalize transactions for establishing and replenishing petty
cash.
   C. List and describe internal controls for cash.

V. Payroll Procedures
   A. Calculate overtime pay, FICA deductions and FIT withholding.
   B. Prepare a payroll register.
   C. Journalize and post the payroll entry from the payroll register.
   D. Calculate and journalize employer payroll tax expenses.
   E. Complete for 941 and 8109.

VI. Special Journals
   A. Journalize transactions using a special journal accounting system.
   B. Post transactions from special journals to a ledger.

VII. Accounting for Merchandising Companies
   A. Prepare financial reports for a merchandising company.
   B. Record adjusting and closing entries for a merchandising company.
   C. Prepare a post-closing trial balance.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

A minimum of four examinations
Computer Project
Evaluation of homework assignments
Evaluation of classroom participation
                                             
Grade Criteria:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = below 60%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Student may need to be able to use the computer lab to complete the computer projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 121

  • Title: Accounting I
  • Number: ACCT 121
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course is an introduction to accounting fundamentals. Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to analyze transactions, use various journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period for the sole proprietorship. 3 hrs./wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives


  1. Describe the purpose of accounting and the elements of basic accounting statements.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of accounting principles and concepts.
  3. Illustrate the process of analyzing and recording accounting entries, including adjusting and closing entries.
  4. Prepare financial statements for a sole proprietorship and for a merchandising concern.
  5. Describe the accounting for assets, including merchandise inventory, cash, receivables, short-term investments, plant assets, natural resources, and intangible assets.
  6. Describe the accounting for liabilities, including current, long-term, and contingent liabilities.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Accounting Concepts
   A. Describe the purpose of accounting and the work of an accountant.
   B. Identify the elements of basic accounting statements.
   C. Describe the accounting principles and concepts that regulate the
processing and reporting of financial data.

II. Processing Accounting Data
   A. Define double-entry accounting and illustrate the process of
recording accounting entries.
   B. Describe the analysis and recording of adjustment to ledger
accounts.
   C. Describe the analysis and recording of closing entries to ledger
accounts.
   D. Illustrate the preparation of the financial statements.
   E. List and describe the steps in the accounting cycle.
   F. List and describe the financial records necessary for a
merchandising concern.

III. Accounting for Assets
   A. Describe the counting, costing and other valuation of merchandise
inventory.
      1. Calculate the cost of inventory using the generally accepted
methods.
      2. Describe the steps in taking a physical count of merchandise
inventory.
   B. Describe internal control and the accounting for cash.
      1. Identify the principles of internal control for organizations.
      2. Identify the principles of internal control over cash.
      3. Illustrate the steps of preparing a bank reconciliation.
      4. Illustrate the journal entries and procedures used for a petty
cash account.
   C. Describe the accounting for receivables and short-term investments.
      1. Illustrate the accounting for accounts receivable, including
uncollectible accounts.
      2. Describe the methods of converting receivables to cash before
maturity.
      3. Illustrate the accounting and reporting of short-term
investments.
   D. Describe the accounting for plant assets, natural resources, and
intangible assets.
      1. Identify the items that are included in cost of plant assets.
      2. Illustrate the methods used in calculating depreciation.
      3. Illustrate and differentiate the accounting for revenue and
capital expenditures.
      4. Prepare journal entries for disposals of plant assets.
      5. Describe and illustrate accounting for natural resources.
      6. Describe and illustrate accounting for intangible assets.

IV. Accounting for Liabilities
   A. Describe the accounting for current and long-term liabilities.
      1. Define liabilities and classify as current or long-term.
      2. Illustrate accounting for known or determinable liabilities.
      3. Describe accounting for estimated liabilities.
      4. Illustrate accounting for long-term liabilities.
   B. Define contingent liabilities and describe accounting treatment.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Minimum of four examinations
Evaluation of homework assignments
Evaluation of participation in classroom discussions
Optional projects

Grade Criteria:
      A = 90 - 100%
      B = 80 -  89%
      C = 70 -  79%
      D = 60 -  69%
      F = below 60%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 121H

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ACCT 122

  • Title: Accounting II*
  • Number: ACCT 122
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 121 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Description:

This course is a continuation of ACCT 121. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to prepare and use financial statements with increased emphasis on interpretation and use of accounting data peculiar to partnerships, corporations and manufacturing companies. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Analyze data and record transactions for a partnership.
  2. Prepare all balance sheet aspects regarding stockholder’s equity of a corporation.
  3.  Analyze and record transactions arising from financing an organization through the issuance of bonds.
  4. Analyze and record transactions arising from debt and equity investments.
  5. Prepare and use static and flexible budgets and variance analysis to effectively manage an organization.
  6. Interpret financial statements employing the use of ratios, vertical and horizontal percentage analysis.
  7. Prepare and analyze a statement of cash flow.
  8. Analyze and record  the operations of a manufacturing company.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Accounting for Partnerships

A.  Identify the characteristics unique to partnerships.

B.  Prepare the journal entries required to allocate net income/loss to partners.

II. Corporations: Stockholder’s Equity

A.  Compare characteristics of common and preferred stock; calculate the amount of cash dividends due to various types of stockholders; and journalize entries necessary to allocate such dividends to stockholders.

B.  Calculate amounts involved in stock dividends and stock splits, and to journalize the necessary transactions.

C.  Journalize the necessary entries for the issuance of stock and acquisition of treasury stock, and analyze the effect on financial reporting.

D.  Calculate the book value per share of common and/or preferred stock in a variety of circumstances and describe the limited use of the calculation.

E.  Prepare a Statement of Retained Earnings including the restriction of Retained Earnings and the appropriate disclosure.

III. Bonds Payable and Long-term Notes Payable

A.  Describe the use of bonds (debt securities) as a financing tool emphasizing the effect of market rate on issue price.

B.  Calculate proceeds and journalize necessary entries for the sale, redemption and conversion of bonds under prevailing market rates.

C.  Journalize entries for the payment of bond interest and the amortization of a premium or a discount using the effective interest method.

D.            Prepare amortization table and journal entries for long-term installment notes.

IV. Investments

A.  Describe debt and equity investments and journalize entries necessary for those investments.

B.  Journalize the necessary fair value adjusting journal entries.

C.  Prepare journal entries for investments in international operations.

V. Statement of Cash Flow

   A. Describe the use of the Statement of Cash Flows.

   B. Identify operating, investing and financing activities.

   C. Prepare a Statement of Cash Flows using the indirect method.

   D. Prepare a schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities.

VI. Decision-Making: Budget Preparation and Analyzing Financial Statements

A.   Analyze product-pricing and volume-profit decisions through

B.  Consideration of contribution margin and break-even analysis.

C.  Prepare and use a master budget.

D.  Analyze and interpret financial statements through preparation of

E.  Comparative statements combined with vertical and horizontal percentage

F.  Analysis and through ratio analysis.

VII. Accounting for Manufacturing Companies

A.  Compare the differences in accounts used and statements prepared by merchandising and manufacturing firms companies; and prepare a Manufacturing Statement and an Income Statement for a manufacturing firm company.

B.  Calculate the costs of individual jobs and prepare job cost sheets; calculate, apply and analyze overhead applied; and journalize entries necessary under job order cost accounting.

C.  Calculate equivalent units of production and equivalent unit costs; prepare a process cost summary; and journalize the necessary transactions under weighted average process cost accounting.

D.  Prepare fixed and flexible budgets; calculate materials, labor and overhead variances under a standard cost system; and analyze the cost of such variances.

 

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

 Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:

• Minimum of four examinations (65% - 90%)

• Evaluation of assignments, participation, discussion and/or activities (10% - 35%)

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 122H

  • Title: HON: Accounting II*
  • Number: ACCT 122H
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

Description:

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Content Outline and Competencies:

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 131

  • Title: Federal Income Taxes I
  • Number: ACCT 131
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course teaches the student federal income tax rules and the procedures for reporting federal income tax. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to do short- and long-range tax planning and keep records that will provide appropriate information for use in preparing federal income tax. The student should also be able to prepare the standard individual federal income tax return. 3 hrs./wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the basic Federal Individual Tax Model.
  2. Determine and explain tax treatment of gross income.
  3. Determine and explain tax treatment of deductions.
  4. Describe tax computation methods.
  5. Determine and explain tax treatment of property transactions.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Individual Income Tax
   A. Explain the tax formula.
   B. Calculate tax using rate schedules.
   C. Calculate tax using tax tables.
   D. Determine personal exemptions.
   E. Determine dependency exemptions.
   F. Determine filing status.
   G. Describe who is required to file a tax return.
   H. Determine the standard deduction.

II. Gross Income
   A. Define income.
   B. Determine income that must be included in gross income.
   C. Determine income that can be excluded from gross income.

III. Deductions
   A. Define deductions.
   B. Calculate business expense deductions and losses.
   C. Calculate depreciation.
   D. Determine employee expense deductions.
   E. Analyze and determine itemized deductions.
   F. Explain passive activity losses.

IV. Tax Computation
   A. Describe alternative minimum tax.
   B. Calculate tax credits.
   C. Describe payment procedures.

V. Property Transactions
   A. Establish the basis of property.
   B. Calculate gain or loss on sale.
   C. Calculate gain or loss on exchange.
   D. Define capital assets.
   E. Define holding period.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

   A minimum of 1 project
   A minimum of 3 exams
   Class participation
                  
Grade Criteria:
      A = 90 - 100%
      B = 80 -  89%
      C = 70 -  79%
      D = 60 -  69%
      F = below 60%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 132

  • Title: Federal Income Taxes II*
  • Number: ACCT 132
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 131 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Description:

This course is an in-depth study of Federal Income Tax; it teaches the student federal income tax rules and the procedures for reporting federal income tax for businesses including corporations, partnerships and trusts. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, conduct tax research and complete federal tax returns for various business entities. In addition, the student should be able to conduct short- and long-term tax planning for a business. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Analyze corporate tax concepts.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of partnership tax concepts.
  3. Distinguish C Corporation and S Corporation requirements and related limitations and advantages / disadvantages.
  4. Evaluate the rules surrounding the Unified Transfer Tax System for gifts and inheritances and introduce trusts.
  5. Conduct tax research on tax laws communicated in the form of research memos.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Corporate Tax Concepts

A. Describe corporate tax structure.

B. Discuss the transfer of property.

C. Determine corporate filing requirements.

D. Compute Schedule M-1 / M-3 adjustments.

E. Explain estimated tax payment requirements.

F. Compute earnings and profit.

G. Analyze stock dividends and stock redemptions.

H. Summarize corporation alternative minimum tax.

II. Partnership Tax Concepts

A. Discover mechanics of partnership formation and partner’s ownership interest in a partnership.

B. Prepare Schedule K and Schedule K-1.

C. Generate partner’s basis schedule, and compute partner gain and loss.

D. Describe guaranteed payments and partners as employees.

E. Summarize taxation, advantages and disadvantages of a limited liability company.

III. C Corporation vs. S Corporation

A. Analyze S Corporation formation rules and shareholder limitations.

B. Compare C Corporation to S Corporation and discuss advantages and disadvantages of both.

C. Construct an allocation of income for S Corporation shareholders.

D. Recognize built-in gains tax from conversion from C Corporation to S Corporation.

IV. Unified Transfer Tax System

A. Explain and compute federal gift tax.

B. Review taxable gifts and available exclusions.

C. Summarize components of a taxpayer’s gross estate and related computations.

D. Develop various tax planning strategies surrounding gifts and estates.

E. Identify and discuss various types of trusts including benefits.

V. Tax Research

A. Use professional tax research software.

B. Demonstrate technical writing skills when conducting professional tax research.

C. Interpret tax law to determine appropriate tax consequences to various scenarios citing code sections, regulations, court cases, etc. 

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30-50%    Projects and Assignments
50-70%    Exams and Quizzes

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 136

  • Title: Computerized Accounting Applications*
  • Number: ACCT 136
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 111 or ACCT 121.

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to use accounting software to record daily transactions, perform reconciliations, record payroll, generate reports, set up new companies and create budgets. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Discover the software capabilities.
  2. Record cash transactions and reconcile bank accounts.
  3. Record customer and sales transactions.
  4. Record vendor, purchase and inventory transactions.
  5. Record journal entries and prepare end-of-period financial statements and supporting reports.
  6. Use the software to complete an accounting cycle of a new company.
  7. Create budgets and estimates.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Software Overview

A. Restore and back up company files.

B. Explore tool and menu bars.

C. Generate standard reports.

II. Cash Transactions and Reconciliation

A. Make deposits and write checks.

B. Reconcile bank accounts.

C. Enter credit card transactions.

III. Customer and Sales Transactions

A. Add new customers and edit customer information.

B. Record sales and customer payments.

C. Generate customer reports.

IV. Vendor, Purchase and Inventory Transactions

A. Add new vendors and items.

B. Receive and pay bills.

C. Generate vendor reports.

V. Journal Entries and Financial Statements

A. Record adjusting journal entries.

B. Generate a trial balance and general ledger reports.

C. Generate financial statements.

VI. New Company

A. Record owner’s investment.

B. Record purchase and sales transactions.

C. Generate financial statements and other reports.

VII. Budgets and Estimates

A. Use the budget module to create an annual budget by month.

B. Generate estimates for bidding and progress billing.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30-50%    Minimum of one examination
30-40%    Assignments
10-40%    Projects/Optional Cases
0-10%    Class participation

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 141

  • Title: Computerized Accounting Problems*
  • Number: ACCT 141
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites or corequisites: ACCT 122.

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to utilize spreadsheet software to create and solve accounting, finance and business problems. Students will analyze the spreadsheets to make business decisions. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Discover the spreadsheet application's capabilities and learn to manipulate basic and intermediate-level functions of software.
  2. Prepare and analyze financial statements and perform what-if analysis using the software.
  3. Create depreciation schedules using different depreciation methods and perform what-if analysis, charts and summaries for depreciation.
  4. Create loan and bond amortization schedules and perform what-if analysis on debt financing alternatives.
  5. Prepare different budgets and use what-if analysis and goal seeking functions on the budgets.
  6. Utilize present and future value functions to evaluate capital budgeting and financing alternatives.
  7. Predict costs using different software functions.
  8. Create and manipulate data within a database using database management functions. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Basic and Intermediate-level Functions

A. Edit the presentation of data and the worksheets.

B. Create formulas and functions and establish relative and absolute data references.

C. Work with multiple worksheets and link data.

D. Create different charts and perform what-if analysis with charts.

II. Financial Statements

A. Prepare income statements, statements of retained earnings and balance sheets for different types of businesses.

B. Perform what-if analysis on the financial statements.

C. Analyze financial statement trends by performing horizontal, vertical and ratio analysis over several years of data.

D. Create different charts and graphs to analyze financial statement trends.

III. Depreciation Schedules

A. Prepare depreciation schedules using straight-line depreciation, double declining balance depreciation and sum-of-the-year’s digits depreciation methods.

B. Create charts analyzing different depreciation methods used.

C. Conduct what-if analysis on depreciation methods and prepare a depreciation summary.

IV. Loan and Bond Amortization Schedules

A. Create loan amortization schedules and utilize the payment function.

B. Create bond amortization schedules and use the present value function.

C. Conduct what-if analysis on loan and bond amortization schedules utilizing the goal seeking and scenario manager tools.

D. Create charts for the loan and bond financing.

V. Budgeting

A. Prepare a sales budget, operating cash receipts budget, purchases budget, operating cash payments budget, and sales and administrative expense budget.

B. Conduct what-if analysis on the budgets utilizing the goal seeking and scenario manager tools.

C. Analyze and answer different business budgeting questions.

VI. Capital Budgeting and Financing Strategies

A. Analyze different investment strategies using present and future value functions.

B. Describe how interest, time and payment variables impact financing strategies.

VII. Cost Predictions

A. Utilize the Hi-Lo method and Least Squares/Regression analysis to predict costs.

B. Graph different cost methods and analysis the impact to the business.

VIII. Database Reporting

A. Analyze large quantities of data using pivot tables.

B. Prepare financial reports and graphs using pivot tables.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Quizzes/Examinations/Projects
50-60%    Assignments/Homework Problems

Total: 100%

The examinations are designed to evaluate students' understanding and mastery of the software uses and skills. 

Course projects (homework problems and model-building cases/databases) are designed to evaluate students' ability to conceive and utilize skills available with the spreadsheet application to solve accounting problems.  All projects will be evaluated to ascertain that skills are mastered and utilized. 

All projects will be evaluated in terms of demonstrated conceptual and mastery skills, as well as timely submission of work.   

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

This course requires basic keyboarding and personal computer skills (Students should know how to download and upload files, save files to their desktop and save files to a flash drive prior to enrolling in this course).

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 215

  • Title: Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations*
  • Number: ACCT 215
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 121.

Description:

This course will teach students basic information of not-for-profit accounting and its primary users: federal, state and local governments; hospitals; and schools. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to describe the primary funds and accounting groups, assist in the budget process, and practice variances among the major nonprofit organizations according to their authoritative pronouncements. 3 hrs./wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate application of accounting principles to nonprofit organizations.
  2. Describe revenue and expenditures accounting.
  3. Describe operating and non-operating funds.
  4. Demonstrate interfund and intrafund accounting applications.
  5. Describe cost accounting procedures for nonprofit organizations.
  6. Describe unique accounting applications to nonprofit organizations – government, health, church, etc.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
   A. Describe the users and characteristics of not-for-profit
accounting.
   B. Identify and discuss the similarities and differences of
not-for-profit accounting with commercial accounting.
   C. Describe the authoritative pronouncements that regulate
not-for-profit accounting.

II. Basic Principles of Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting
   A. Discuss the purpose and capabilities of nonprofit accounting and
reporting.
   B. Identify and describe the types of funds, including governmental
funds, proprietary funds, and fiduciary funds.
   C. Describe the accounting for fixed assets, including valuation and
depreciation.
   D. Describe the accounting for long-term liabilities.
   E. List and describe the methods of accounting, including cash,
modified accrual, and full accrual.
   F. Describe and illustrate interfund transactions.
   G. Describe interim and annual financial reports.

III. Budgeting
   A. Describe the types and methods of budgeting.
   B. Describe the budget cycle, including planning, presentation,
adoption, and execution and control.
   C. Discuss the budgeting reporting and legal compliance.
   D. Illustrate the relationship of the budget to the fund accounts,
including estimated revenues, appropriations, allotments, and encumbrance
accounts.

IV. Governmental Funds – General, Special Revenue, Capital Projects,
Debt Service and Special Assessment Funds
   A. Describe the nature and purpose of each type of fund.
   B. Describe the number of funds and duration, where applicable.
   C. Discuss budgetary considerations for each type of fund.
   D. Describe basis of accounting and financial reporting for each type
of fund.
   E. Describe characteristics of revenues and expenditures applicable to
each type of fund.
   F. Identify any special considerations for each type of fund.

V. Proprietary Funds – Enterprise and Internal Service Funds
   A. Describe the nature and purpose of each type of fund.
   B. Describe the number of funds and duration, where applicable.
   C. Discuss administrative and budgetary considerations for each type of
fund.
   D. Describe accounting characteristics and financial reporting for each
type of fund.
   E. Describe characteristics of revenues and expenditures applicable to
each type of fund.
   F. Identify any special considerations for each type of fund.

VI. Fiduciary Funds – Trust and Agency Funds
   A. Describe the nature and purpose of trust and agency funds.
   B. Describe the characteristics of revenues and expenditures for trust
and agency funds.
   C. Discuss budgetary considerations for trust and agency funds.
   D. Describe accounting characteristics and financial reporting for
trust and agency funds.

VII. General Fixed Assets and General Long-Term Debt
   A. Describe the nature and purpose of general fixed assets and general
long-term debt.
   B. Describe the accounting characteristics and financial reporting for
these accounts.
   C. Explain the relationship of these accounts to other fund assets and
liabilities.

VIII. Federal and Nonprofit Organizations – Accounting and Financial
Reporting
   A. Describe state and local government accounting.
   B. Describe Federal government accounting.
   C. Describe public school accounting.
   D. Describe college and university accounting.
   E. Describe hospital accounting.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Minimum of four examinations
Evaluation of homework assignments
Optional projects 

Grade Criteria:
 A = 90 - 100%
 B = 80 -  89%
 C = 70 -  79%
 D = 60 -  69%
 F = below 60%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 222

  • Title: Managerial Accounting*
  • Number: ACCT 222
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 122 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Description:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to develop and use accounting information as an instrument of management control. Students will recognize needed information, determine where it can be obtained and decide how this information can be used by managers to plan, control and make decisions. Material covered includes financial statement analysis, cost application and budgeting reports management. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

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

  1. Define different types of organizations, their objectives and the manager’s need for information
  2. Recognize cost behavior patterns
  3. Calculate cost-volume-profit analysis and breakeven analysis
  4. Calculate inventory valuation under the direct cost concept, cost variances, flexible budgets and segmented reporting
  5. Define responsibility accounting
  6. Calculate rate of return, residual income, and transfer pricing
  7. Determine capital budgeting decisions using net present value, internal rate of return, payback and simple rate of return
  8. Prepare organizational cash flow statements
  9. Analyze financial statements to determine profitability of the organization

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Cost Terms and Concepts

   A. Organizational structure

      1. Discuss the planning and control model

      2. Differentiate line/staff relationships

      3. Define the accounting department structure

      4. Review accounting information needs for both financial and

managerial activities

   B. Manufacturing accounting

      1. Define product and period costs

      2. Prepare a schedule of cost of goods manufactured

      3. Define various cost classifications.

      4. Prepare contribution format income statement

II. Organization Control and Decision Making

   A. Determining and evaluating cost behavior

      1. Define variable costs, fixed costs and mixed costs

      2. Analyze mixed costs using various methods

   B. Evaluating cost-volume-profit relationships

      1. Use contribution margin analysis

      2. Define cost structure

      3. Calculate breakeven analysis

      4. Calculate sales mix analysis

   C. Determining cost allocation

      1. Use segmented reporting

      2. Prepare inventory valuation and income determination using:

         a. Variable (Direct) costing

         b. Absorption costing

   D. Organizational budget

      1. Prepare operations budget to include:

         a. Sales budgets

         b. Production budgets

         c. Cash budgets

         d. Pro-forma financial statements

      2. Make capital budgeting decisions by:

         a. Calculating net present value analysis including:

            1) Income tax considerations

            2) Depreciation tax shield

         b. Calculating payback period analysis

         c. Calculating time adjusted rate of return analysis

      3. Prepare flexible budgets

         a. Use standard costing

         b. Analyze and evaluate the standard cost variances

         c. Account for materials, labor and overhead

   E. Control of large organizations

      1. Define responsibility accounting

      2. Calculate return on investment

      3. Calculate residual income

      4. Calculate transfer prices between divisions

   F. Other management decisions

      1. Calculate adding or dropping a product line decision

      2. Calculate make or buy decision

      3. Calculate sell or process a product further decision

   G. Activity based costing

      1. Perform steps in process of using activity based costing

      2. Prepare management report using activity based costing

III. Preparing and Analyzing Financial Statements

   A. Prepare common-size statements

   B. Calculate ratio analysis

   C. Prepare statement of cash flow

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:

  • Minimum of four examinations (65% - 90%)
  • Evaluation of assignments, participation, discussion and/or activities (10% - 35%)

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 222H

  • Title: HON: Managerial Accounting*
  • Number: ACCT 222H
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

Description:

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Content Outline and Competencies:

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 231

  • Title: Intermediate Accounting I*
  • Number: ACCT 231
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 122.

Description:

The course will present the use of accounting theory in the preparation of financial reports. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to solve problems that arise in the presentation of cash, receivables, inventories, tangible and intangible assets on the statement of financial position, and their related effect on the statement of income. 3 hrs./wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting.
  2. Prepare the major financial statements.
  3. Describe how the time value of money affects accounting.
  4. Describe the accounting treatment of current assets.
  5. Describe the accounting treatment of plant and equipment.
  6. Describe the accounting treatment of intangible assets.
  7. Solve problems involving cash, receivables, inventories, and tangible and intangible assets.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Conceptual Framework
   A. Define accounting and describe its essential characteristics.
   B. Identify the major financial statements and other means of financial reporting.
   C. Identify the objectives of financial reporting.
   D. Describe the environment of financial accounting.
   E. Explain the need for accounting standards.
   F. Identify the major policy-setting bodies and their role in the standard-setting process.
   G. Explain the meaning of generally accepted accounting principles.
   H. Describe the impact of user groups on the standard-setting process.
   I. Describe issues related to ethics and financial accounting.
   J. Describe the usefulness of a conceptual framework.
   K. Describe the FASB’s efforts to construct a conceptual framework.
   L. Explain the objectives of financial reporting.
   M. Identify the qualitative characteristics of accounting information.
   N. Define the basic elements of financial statements.
   O. Describe the basic assumptions of accounting.
   P. Explain the application of the basic principles of accounting.
   Q. Describe the impact that constraints have on reporting accounting information.

II. Accounting Process
   A. Explain double-entry rules.
   B. Identify steps in the accounting cycle.
   C. Record transactions in journals.
   D. Post to ledger accounts.
   E. Prepare a trial balance.
   F. Explain the reasons for preparing adjusting entries.
   G. Explain how inventory accounts are adjusted at year-end.
   H. Prepare closing entries.

III. Statement of Income and Retained Earnings.
   A. Identify the uses and limitations of an income statement.
   B. Distinguish between the capital maintenance and transaction approaches.
   C. Prepare a single-step income statement.
   D. Prepare a multiple-step income statement.
   E. Explain how irregular items are reported.
   F. Explain intraperiod tax allocation.
   G. Explain where earnings per share information is reported.
   H. Prepare a statement of retained earnings.
   I. Explain how prior period adjustments are reported.

IV. Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows
   A. Identify the uses and limitations of a balance sheet.
   B. Identify the major classifications of the balance sheet.
   C. Prepare a classified balance sheet using the report and account forms.
   D. Identify balance sheet information requiring supplemental disclosure.
   E. Identify major disclosure techniques for the balance sheet.
   F. Indicate the purpose of the statement of cash flows.
   G. Identify the content of the statement of cash flows.
   H. Prepare a statement of cash flows.

V. Time Value of Money
   A. Identify accounting topics where time value of money is relevant.
   B. Distinguish between simple and compound interest.
   C. Use appropriate compound interest tables.
   D. Identify variables fundamental to solving interest problems.
   E. Solve future and present value of 1 problems.
   F. Solve future amount or ordinary and annuity due problems.
   G. Solve present value of ordinary and annuity due problems.

VI. Cash and Receivables
   A. Identify items considered cash.
   B. Explain common techniques employed to control cash.
   C. Indicate how cash and related items are reported.
   D. Define receivables and identify the different types of receivables.
   E. Explain accounting issues related to recognition of accounts receivable.
   F. Explain accounting issues related to valuation of accounts receivable.
   G. Explain accounting issues related to recognition of notes receivable.
   H. Explain accounting issues related to valuation of notes receivable.
   I. Explain accounting issues related to disposition of accounts and notes receivable.

VII. Inventories
   A. Identify major classifications of inventory.
   B. Distinguish between the perpetual and periodic inventory systems.
   C. Identify the effects of inventory errors on the financial statements.
   D. Identify the items that should be included as inventory cost.
   E. Explain the effect of LIFO liquidations.
   G. Explain the dollar-value LIFO method.
   H. Identify the major advantages and disadvantages of LIFO.
   I. Identify the reasons why a given inventory method is selected.
   J. Explain and apply the lower of cost or market rule.
   K. Identify when inventories are valued at net realizable value.
   L. Explain when the relative sales value method is used to value inventories.
   M. Explain accounting issues related to purchase commitments.
   N. Determine ending inventory by applying the gross profit method.
   O. Determine ending inventory by applying the retail inventory method.
   P. Describe financial statement presentation of inventories.

VIII. Property, Plant and Equipment
   A. Describe the major characteristics of property, plant, and equipment.
   B. Identify the costs included in the initial valuation of land, buildings, and equipment.
   C. Describe the accounting problems associated with self-constructed assets.
   D. Describe the accounting problems associated with interest capitalization.
   E. Explain accounting issues related to acquiring and valuing plant assets.
   F. Describe the accounting treatment for costs subsequent to acquisition.
   G. Describe the accounting treatment for the disposal of property, plant, and equipment.
   H. Explain the concept of depreciation.
   I. Identify the factors involved in the depreciation process.
   J. Compare activity, straight-line, and decreasing charge methods of depreciation.
   K. Explain special depreciation methods.
   L. Identify reasons why depreciation methods are selected.
   M. Describe income tax methods of depreciation
   N. Explain the accounting issues related to asset impairment.
   O. Describe financial statement disclosures for property, plant, and equipment.
   P. Explain the accounting procedures for depletion of natural resources.
   Q. Describe financial statement disclosures for natural resources.

IX. Intangible Assets
   A. Describe the characteristics of intangible assets.
   B. Explain the procedure for valuing and amortizing intangible assets.
   C. Identify the types of specifically identifiable intangible assets.
   D. Explain the conceptual issues related to goodwill.
   E. Describe the accounting procedures for recording goodwill.
   F. Identify the conceptual issues related to research and development costs.
   G. Describe the accounting procedures for research and development costs.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Minimum of four exams
Evaluation of class participation
Evaluation of homework assignments
Optional projects

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 232

  • Title: Intermediate Accounting II*
  • Number: ACCT 232
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 122.

Description:

Accounting theory learned through the study of accounting concepts and technical procedures will be presented in this course. Upon completion, the student should be able to solve problems in the presentation of capital structures, long-term investments, debts, leases, pensions, the analysis of financial statements, and price-level, and fair value accounting and reporting. 3 hrs./wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Analyze and record transactions in corporation formation, contractions, expansions, earnings, and dividends from transaction occurrence to statement presentation.
  2. Analyze and record transactions for long-term investments and debts using appropriate procedures from transaction occurrence to statement presentation.
  3. Analyze and record transactions involving pensions and leases from transaction occurrence to statement presentation.
  4. Prepare a statement of cash flows with accompanying schedules.
  5. Describe the concepts and procedures for using and analyzing financial statements.
  6. Analyze and record transactions for accounting changes, error corrections, incomplete records, and price level and fair value accounting and reporting.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Corporation Accounting
   A. List and describe the characteristics of the corporate form of
organization.
   B. List and describe the rights of stockholders and the key components
of stockholders’ equity.
   C. Journalize transactions for issuing common, preferred and treasury
stock.
   D. Describe the differences between common, preferred and treasury
stock.
   E. Describe the policies used in distributing dividends.
   F. Analyze and journalize transactions for stock splits and stock
dividends. 
   G. Describe accounting and reporting for appropriated retained
earnings.
   H. Compute earnings per share in both a simple and complex capital
structure.

II. Long-Term Investments
   A. List and describe the categories of debt and equity securities.
   B. Analyze and journalize equity transactions using fair value and
equity methods.
   C. Analyze and journalize transactions for debt securities.

III. Pensions
   A. Calculate and journalize entries for pension expenses.
   B. Describe the reporting requirements for pension plans in financial
statements.

IV. Leases
   A. List and describe the criteria and procedures for capitalizing
leases by the lessee.
   B. Identify special features of lease arrangements that cause unique
accounting problems.
   C. Describe the effect of residual values, guaranteed and
non-guaranteed, on lease accounting.

V. Statement of Cash Flows
   A. Prepare a worksheet for the statement of cash flows.
   B. Identify the purpose and content of the statement of cash flows.
   C. Prepare a statement of cash flows and accompanying schedules.

VI. Accounting Changes and Error Analysis
   A. List the types of accounting changes.
   B. Prepare appropriate journal entries and reporting for changes in
accounting.
   C. Prepare journal entries to correct errors.
   D. Journalize transactions to account for price level changes.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Minimum of four exams
Evaluation of class participation
Evaluation of homework assignments
Optional projects

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

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 240

  • Title: Fraud Examination*
  • Number: ACCT 240
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 122.

Description:

This course analyzes the principles involved in the detection and prevention of fraud as it pertains to financial matters. The course will explore the vast body of knowledge gained by accounting practitioners and will utilize critical thinking to apply these factors to the prevention of financial-statement and employee fraud. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to describe how and why fraud is committed, use creative ways to detect and prevent fraudulent conduct, and understand how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Define fraud examination and explain how and why fraud is committed.
  2. Describe examples of cash fraud and explain how they are committed, detected and deterred.
  3. Illustrate examples of non-cash asset fraud and demonstrate an understanding of how they are discovered and prevented.
  4. Describe corruption schemes and explain how the schemes are committed, detected and deterred.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of frauds involving accounting principles and financial statements, and identify how they are detected and prevented.
  6. Illustrate the process of interviewing witnesses, investigating fraud and resolving fraud cases.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Fraud Examination

A. Define fraud examination and differentiate it from auditing.

B. Demonstrate an understanding of how perceived opportunity and rationalization contribute to fraud.

C. Explain tools used in fraud examination.

II. Cash Fraud Schemes

A. Explain and identify cash fraud schemes, including skimming, cash larceny, billing, check tampering, payroll, expense reimbursement and register disbursements.

B. Identify how schemes are committed, discovered and prevented.

III. Non-Cash Asset Fraud Schemes

A. Identify misuse of non-cash asset schemes, unconcealed larceny schemes, asset requisition and transfer schemes, purchasing and receiving schemes, and fraudulent shipment schemes, and illustrate how they are discovered and prevented.

B. Illustrate inventory shrinkage schemes and describe how stolen inventory is concealed and detected.

IV. Corruption Schemes

A. Explain bribery schemes, including kickback schemes and bid-rigging schemes, and identify how they are detected and prevented.

B. Illustrate illegal gratuity schemes, economic extortion schemes and conflict of interest schemes, and outline how they are discovered and prevented.

V. Frauds Involving Accounting Principles and Financial Statements

A. Illustrate the reasons that people commit financial statement fraud and the methods that they use to commit the fraud.

B. Outline and describe the conceptual framework for financial reporting.

C. Explain the components of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and outline its primary purpose and provisions.

D. Describe fictitious revenue schemes, timing difference schemes, concealed liability and expense schemes, improper disclosure schemes and improper asset valuation schemes, and explain how they are detected and prevented.

VI. The Process of Investigating and Resolution of Fraud Cases

A. Compare and contrast the types and uses of interview questions, and identify how to open and close an interview.

B. List some of the verbal and nonverbal clues to deception.

C. Outline the elements of a signed statement.

D. Compare and contrast fraud prevention and fraud deterrence.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

65- 90%    Minimum of four examinations
10-35%     Evaluation of assignments, participation, discussion and/or activities

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

  1. Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about current course caveats.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 278

  • Title: Accounting Internship*
  • Number: ACCT 278
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 12
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 12

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 121 plus 12 additional ACCT hours beyond ACCT 121 and department approval.

Description:

The student will be able to gain work experience in an approved training station under instructional supervision in an accounting or an accounting-related occupation. This internship is designed to give students the opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired in accounting specialty courses. The internship will require an average of 12 hours of job training per week by arrangement. It is strongly advised that the student secure the internship position before enrolling in this course. Searching for the position, applying for it, and being accepted to work are three important aspects of the coursework that must be completed during the first few weeks of the course, if not completed before the course begins.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Apply job training experience to future employment in the Accounting field.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills acquired in all previous Accounting courses to the job duties in an accounting position.
  3. Identify and define technical and human relations skills necessary for work.
  4. Work with managers, supervisors, clients and peers.
  5. Write a job description for a position in an Accounting Career.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Job Opportunities
   A. Visit JCCC Career Planning and Placement Office.
   B. Evaluate newspaper and professional journals.
   C. Explain the value of  networking.

II. Course Orientation
   A. Identify job location.

III. Job Experience
   A. Integrate the program competencies with the on-the-job experience.
   B. Plan a site visit with the instructor.
   C. Explain employer’s evaluation

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Employer Evaluation Form and Conference               
Job Description, Training Plan and Self-Evaluation   

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 285

  • Title: Accounting Capstone*
  • Number: ACCT 285
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACCT 121 and ACCT 122 and 12 hours of accounting courses and department approval.

Description:

This course is designed as a capstone experience before entering the workplace. Topics will include managerial use of financial data, analysis of financial statements, and ethics in accounting. Students will be required to execute accounting procedures both manually and electronically through an accounting cycle. Students will use financial statements to make informed judgments and solve problems. Students will identify and apply ethical positions and effectively communicate this information to others both in writing and verbally.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Analyze accounting data manually and electronically.
  2. Solve problems and make informed financial and managerial decisions using accounting data.
  3. Apply ethical considerations in an accounting environment.
  4. Communicate accounting information verbally and in writing.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Accounting Data Preparation

A. Process accounting data through the complete accounting cycle.

II. Accounting Information Usage

A. Assess financial position, profitability and cash position.

B. Analyze companies' liquidity.

C. Analyze companies' solvency.

D. Use ratio analysis, common-size statements and trend analysis.

E. Evaluate cost-volume profit data.

F. Evaluate variance information.

G. Evaluate tax considerations as they relate to business operations.

III. Ethical Considerations in Accounting

A. Apply a logical process to form an ethical position.

B. Develop arguments as they apply on ethical issues.

C. Assess the impact of ethical decisions on accounting information.

IV. Accounting Communications

A. Read accurately or critically all types of accounting reports and documents.

B. Write organized and coherent memos, letters and reports.

C. Speak in support of ideas and opinions regarding accounting information.

D. Listen effectively to facilitate the communication of pertinent accounting data.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

10-20%    Exams
  5-10%    Classroom discussion participation
70-80%    Assignments and Projects

Total:    100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Student may need to be able to use the computer lab to complete the computer projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

ACCT 292

  • Title: Special Topics:*
  • Number: ACCT 292
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  • Contact Hours: 1 - 3
  • Lecture Hours: 1 - 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Department approval.

Description:

This course periodically offers specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to diverse areas of accounting, not usually taught in the curriculum.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Appropriately use terminology related to the special topic.
  2. Solve problems by using content related to the special topic.
  3. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the special topic.
  4. Use software and hardware related to the special topic, if appropriate.
  5. Develop a personal point of view about the special topic that can be supported with textual evidence, research and other means.

Content Outline and Competencies:

Because of the nature of a Special Topics course, the course content outline and competencies will vary, depending on the special topic being offered. In order to maintain course consistency, rigor and uniqueness, each section of this course first must be reviewed and approved by the Accounting faculty prior to its being offered. The Accounting faculty, the Accounting chair and the Business Division dean will review each Special Topics course to be offered, and approve the course content. The Accounting Department will also determine when and if the course may be taught.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using discussions, written assignments (such as critical reviews or research papers), individual or group projects, exams, etc., dependent upon the topic and the instructor.

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Any specific Special Topics topic may not be repeated within a two-year sequence.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).