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 Sage 50 (Peachtree) software.

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

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to perform the following functions with Sage 50 software:
  1. set up new companies and all related properties for merchandising businesses
  2. create vendors and enter purchases
  3. create customers and enter sales
  4. enter inventory items and set up inventory tracking
  5. complete payroll setups for employees
  6. complete the Computer Accounting Cycle for a merchandising business
  7. complete the Computer Accounting Cycle for a nonprofit organization
  8. complete the Computer Accounting Cycle for a manufacturing company
  9. customize forms within the software
  10. import/export data from Sage 50 to Word and Excel

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. New company setup
  2. Vendors and Purchases
  3. Customers and Sales
  4. Inventory tracking
  5. Payroll
  6. Accounting Cycle for a merchandising business
  7. Accounting Cycle for a nonprofit organization
  8. Accounting Cycle for a manufacturing company
  9. Customize forms within the software
  10. Import/export data between Sage 50 and Microsoft Office

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.

Course may be taught as face-to-face or online course.

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.