Accounting with Sage 50 Part II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ACC 176

       Course Name: Accounting with Sage 50 Part II

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: ACC 175 or previous experience with Peachtree.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course provides intermediate applications of Sage 50 software (formerly known as Peachtree). Content includes new company setup, time tracking, account reconciliations, customizing forms, importing/exporting data, and performing all transactions to complete the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising businesses.

IV.   Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to perform the following functions with Sage 50 software:
a) setup a new company and all its properties
b) create a time tracking and job costing system for a company
c) perform account reconciliations at the end of a month
d) customize forms within the software
e) import/export data
f) perform all transactions for a merchandising business, including year-end close
g) perform all transactions for a service business, including year-end close

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

a) Time Tracking
b) Account Reconciliation
c) Year-End Closing
d) Service Businesses
e) Merchandising Businesses
f) Customizing Forms
g) Importing/Exporting Data

VII.  Methods of Instruction

A. Hands on practice at computer.
B. Quizzes and/or Exams
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Students must know how to work with basic computer applications. The student is expected to access, save and restore files in a Windows environment; read one or two chapters of the text each week; follow along with hands on exercises from the textbook; complete the weekly homework assignments; and take a comprehensive final exam covering practical applications of the Sage 50 program.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Varies by instructor.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

    • Weekly Homework
    • Quizzes
    • Exam  

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at