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 CTBU 106 ~ QuickBooks



  Course Information 

  Catalog Course Description  

Studies QuickBooks, an accounting system for small business owners and bookkeepers. Topics of this course include creating a company, setting up company lists, editing a preset chart of accounts, entering opening balances, entering sales and invoices, receiving payments and making deposits, handing expenses and bills, working with bank accounts, analyzing financial data, tracking and paying sales tax, managing inventory, and preparing payroll.

  Course Prerequisites  

CTBU 108, CTBU 109

  Course Objective  

Taking a hands-on user perspective, this course is designed to reinforce students’ understanding of fundamental accounting principles while allowing them to develop proficiency in the user-friendly QucikBooks computerized accounting software. A general knowledge of bookkeeping principles is required and a general computer literacy is presumed.


Using QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Accounting, Glenn Owen, Thomson South-Western College Publishing, 2008

  Course Outline  

Unit 1     Introduction to Hardware, Software, etc.; Introduction to and overview of QuickBooks; Balance Sheet using QuickBooks: Income Statement using QuickBooks; Statement of Cash Flows using QuickBooks; QuickBooks reports (Chs. 1–5)

Unit 2     Setting up a business’s accounting system; Cash-oriented business activities (Chs. 6 & 7)

Unit 3     Additional business activities; Adjusting entries (Chs. 8 & 9)

  Course Procedure  

A variety of end-of-chapter exercises and problems are worth a total of one hundred points. Five points will be deducted for any exercise or problem that is missing or incomplete.

Exams will be given after Chs. 5, 7 and 9. Each test is worth 100 points and will be given at the scheduled time only.

The final grade will consist of the average of the test scores and the homework grade.

Satisfactory completion of this course requires consistent classroom attendance and active participation. Time outside of class may be necessary, but certainly should not replace classroom time.


92 - 100 A
82 - 91 B
70 - 81   C
60 - 69   D

Below 60


Note: Although it is possible to earn a D or F in this course, degree completion requirements mandate a C or better.

  Classroom Policy  

The last day for withdrawing/dropping classes with a partial refund is Wednesday, February 6; the last day to drop classes without penalty for failing (no refund) is Thursday, March 13.

If an instructor is absent from class, the class is not cancelled. In this course, continue working on the current chapter assignment or reading. If it happens to be a test day, continue studying for the test or begin reading the next chapter.

There is a policy of no food or drinks in any classroom or lab area in this building.

Only in extreme cases are children allowed in classroom or laboratory facilities, and then only with approval of instructor prior to class.

Cellular phones, pagers, various media players, and similar devices are prohibited in the classroom and laboratory facilities. Turn them off before entering the classroom. Each use will result in a 20 point deduction from your final point total.

Students with disabilities, whether physical, learning or psychological, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Please contact DSS to verify your eligibility for any classroom accommodations and for academic assistance related to your disability by calling 657-2283. The DSS contact person at the College of Technology is Kelley Williford, room A071. She is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Testing arrangements must be made prior to the first exam.

Free tutoring services for students are available in the COT Academic Support Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Academic Support Center on the Poly Drive campus is open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m -5 p.m Friday, and 9 a.m. – noon Saturday.  Tutors specialize in math, writing, anatomy and physiology, and other specialty areas for specific majors. See http://www.msubillings.edu/asc/ for more information or call 247-3022 (COT) or 657-1641 (Poly Drive campus).

Students rights and responsibilities, as well as the Code of Conduct are outlined in the Montana State University- Billings Student Handbook. Students should be familiar with the rights and responsibilities of students in the Academic Community.

MSU-B supports a drug free environment. Any student who demonstrates a pattern of behavior that suggests drug or alcohol abuse will be asked to leave class and must participate in a counseling program prior to continued attendance. Continued abuse may result in reprimand, probation, restriction, suspension or expulsion.




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