Accounting with Sage 50 Part 1

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ACC 175

       Course Name: Accounting with Sage 50 Part 1

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: ACC 153 or basic accounting knowledge.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course introduces Sage 50 software (formerly known as Peachtree). Content includes setting up companies, entering payables, writing checks, entering sales, collecting receivables, tracking inventory, processing payroll, generating reports, entering journal entries and creating financial statements. 

IV.   Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to perform the following functions with Sage 50 software:

  1. navigate the chart of accounts and general ledger menus
  2. enter transactions related to expenses and accounts payable
  3. enter transactions related to sales and accounts receivable
  4. enter basic inventory transactions
  5. manage payroll related functions
  6. prepare reports for accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial statements.

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

  1. Sage 50 Menus
  2. Expenses, Payables, Check Writing
  3. Sales, Receivables, Cash Receipts
  4. Inventory
  5. Payroll
  6. General Journal Entries
  7. Financial Reporting

VII.  Methods of Instruction

  1. Hands on practice at computer.
  2. 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.

Text: Computer Accounting with Sage 50 Complete by Carol Yacht (most recent version)

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

  • Weekly Homework
  • Quizzes
  • Exam

Grading -

A = 90 - 100%
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
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.