Course

Principles of Accounting I

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Accounting
Course Code
ACCT 1110
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method(s) Of Instruction
Hybrid
Online
Lecture
Seminar
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter
Summer

Overview

Course Description
This course will introduce the student to the theory and practice of recording and reporting of financial events for service and merchandising enterprises for the purpose of preparing financial statements. Topics include the accounting cycle, cash and receivables, inventory valuation, and the use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers.
Course Content
  1. Introduction to accounting concepts; the fundamental accounting equation.
  2. Basic mechanics of recording using the general journal and the general ledger.
  3. Adjusting the accounts; preparing financial statements.
  4. Accrual vs. cash basis of accounting.
  5. Worksheets; closing entries.
  6. Merchandising accounting; cost of goods sold (both perpetual and periodic).
  7. Accounting for cash: petty cash, bank reconciliations and internal control systems.
  8. Credit card sales; accounting for bad debts; accounts and notes receivable.
  9. Inventories: periodic and perpetual systems, cost flow methods, effect of errors, estimated inventories.
  10. Special journals and subsidiary ledgers.
Learning Activities

Lecture and/or seminar

All methods of instruction apply to in class, hybrid and/or online modes of learning.

Means of Assessment
Assignments and/or quizzes 15%
Midterm examination  25%
Test(s) OR a second midterm examination  25%
Comprehensive final examination 35%
  100%

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Students must write the midterm(s) and the final examinations to pass the course.

To pass this course, students must obtain a minimum of 50%  on invigilated assessments, with the 50% calculated on a weighted average basis. 

Invigilated assessments include, in-class quizzes, in-class tests, midterm exam(s) and the final exam.

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to: 

  1. describe the functions of accounting records and financial reports;
  2. classify, record, and summarize business transactions as they relate to service and merchandising operations;
  3. prepare adjusting and closing entries and basic financial statements;
  4. account for the various classifications of assets and liabilities of a business;
  5. explain the use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers;
  6. demonstrate skills of orderly arrangements of data, self-checking, and systematic analysis of data summarization.
Textbook Materials

Horngren, Harrison, et al, Accounting, latest Canadian edition, Pearson Canada (also used in ACCT 1210) Or other textbook(s) or instructor compiled materials (if applicable) as approved by the Accounting Department. 
 
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration approved calculators only.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Courses listed here must be completed prior to this course:

  • No prerequisite courses

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for ACCT 1110
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM ACCT 211 (3)
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX COMM 1XX (3)
Alexander College (ALEX) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = ALEX COMM 293 (3)
Athabasca University (AU) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = AU ACCT 253 (3)
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) BCIT FMGT 1100 (4) or BCIT FMGT 1105 (5)
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ACCT 110 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BFIN 141 (3) or CAPU TOUR 116 (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN ACCT 150 (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ACCT 261 (3)
Columbia College (COLU) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = COLU ACCT 251 (3)
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU ACCT 101 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ACCT 1110 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG FMGT 1115 (3)
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) NVIT ADMN 115 (3)
North Island College (NIC) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = NIC BUS 100 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC BUAD 111 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = SFU BUS 1XX (3) & SFU BUS 251 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 121 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) & DOUG ACCT 2320 (3) = TWU BUSI 121 (3) & TWU BUSI 222 (3) & TWU BUSI 2XX (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = TWU BUSI 121 (3) & TWU BUSI 2XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = UBCO MGMT 201 (3) & UBCO MGMT 2nd (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = UBCV COMM 293 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = UNBC COMM 210 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 143 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG ACCT 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1210 (3) = UVIC COM 202 (1.5) & UVIC COM 2XX (1.5)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC COM 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC ACCT 1035 (3) or VCC HOSP 1860 (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ACCT 100 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

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Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32001
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Lin
Instructor First Name
Yuh-Ren
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4370
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32003
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Comrie
Instructor First Name
Rodney
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
32
3
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
Room
A1130
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32570
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Lin
Instructor First Name
Yuh-Ren
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
33
2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4370
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32572
Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Yang
Instructor First Name
Xiaojia
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
37
-2
Actual Wait Count
3
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
None
Room
None
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32715
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Tan-Tompkins
Instructor First Name
Shirley
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4370
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
33095
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Yang
Instructor First Name
Xiaojia
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
New Westminster - South Bldg.
Room
S1806
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
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Days
Dates
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End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34144
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Robertson
Instructor First Name
George
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
33
2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4370
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34188
Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Sandhawalia
Instructor First Name
Robin
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
3
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4308
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9:30
-
End Time
12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34195
Fri
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Tan-Tompkins
Instructor First Name
Shirley
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4312
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34209
Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Robertson
Instructor First Name
George
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4370
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34210
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Lin
Instructor First Name
Yuh-Ren
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
36
-1
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4370
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
35358
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Johl
Instructor First Name
Connie
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4360
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
35388
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Johl
Instructor First Name
Connie
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
None
Room
None
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20