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)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course provides intermediate applications of Sage 50 software (formerly known as Peachtree). Content includes new company setup, inventory tracking, account reconciliations, customizing forms, importing/exporting data, and performing all transactions to complete the accounting cycle for merchandising, nonprofit, and manufacturing companies.
IV. Learning Objectives
- set up new companies and all related properties for merchandising businesses
- create vendors and enter purchases
- create customers and enter sales
- enter inventory items and set up inventory tracking
- complete payroll setups for employees
- complete the Computer Accounting Cycle for a merchandising business
- complete the Computer Accounting Cycle for a nonprofit organization
- complete the Computer Accounting Cycle for a manufacturing company
- customize forms within the software
- import/export data from Sage 50 to Word and Excel
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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
- New company setup
- Vendors and Purchases
- Customers and Sales
- Inventory tracking
- Accounting Cycle for a merchandising business
- Accounting Cycle for a nonprofit organization
- Accounting Cycle for a manufacturing company
- Customize forms within the software
- Import/export data between Sage 50 and Microsoft Office
VII. Methods of Instruction
- Hands on practice at computer.
- 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.
Course may be taught as face-to-face or online course.
IX. Instructional Materials
Text: Computer Accounting with Sage 50 Complete by Carol Yacht (most recent version)
Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton’s Schedule of Classes.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
- Weekly Homework
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 79%
D = 60 - 69%
F = 59% and below
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
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.