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 Course Title:   Sage 50

 Title Abbreviation:   Sage 50

 Department:    ACCT

 Course #:    244

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    520302

 EPC:    505

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Introduction to the completion of the accounting cycle using Sage (formerly Peachtree) accounting software. Includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, and financial reports.


Prerequisite: ACCT 145 or ACCT& 201 or equivalent.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use computer software to process accounts receivable and other customer-related transactions.
  2. Use computer software to process accounts payable and other vendor-related transactions.
  3. Use computer software to process inventory entires (purchases and sales).
  4. Use computer software to generate various financial reports.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to Sage 50 computerized accounting system.
  2. Handling entries for a service business using computerized accounting software.
  3. Handling entries for a merchandising business using computerized accounting software.
  4. Computerizing a manual accounting system.