Course Information Page

Instructor Contact Information
  ACCT102 - Basic Accounting
  Mode of Delivery:  Fully Online
  (Fully Online = All class meetings are conducted online with no on-campus instruction or exams)

Susan E Noble, MBA, MA, EA
Associate Professor

Noblest Intentions Inc.

Accounting, Tax, IT Services

President, Director of Operations

Susan Noble

Textbook and Course Material Requirements

Textbook and Other Course Materials:

  1. College Accounting, 13/E with My Accounting Lab (MAL) by Jeffrey Slater new or used.
  2. If you have a used textbook your still need to purchase an access code for My Accounting Lab.
  • Having the MAL code and utilizing the on-line homework manager module is a requirement of this class. A first day handout with instructions will be available in Blackboard when the class opens. There is a 14 day trial account status, so even financial concerns should not preclude anyone from being able to access My Accounting Lab on the first day of class.
  • Blackboard has a direct link to My Accounting Lab. You need to access MAL through that linked button.
  • If you do not register for MAL before the first drop date, you will be dropped by the instructor.  

See District Online Schedule for official list of required and optional textbooks and materials for this class.
Purchase Textbooks Online at the SDCCD Online Bookstore

Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware and Software:
To successfully complete this online course, you will be required to meet the minimum hardware and software requirements. View Hardware and Software Requirements.

Internet Browser:
You must use a supported Internet browser in order to successfully work in Blackboard, the online course management system for this course. To see a list of supported Internet browsers, click here.

Course Description

ACCT 102 is a study in the theory and practice of the accounting practice demonstrated through real world accounting from the viewpoint of sole proprietorships and small businesses, including how to use worksheets, prepare adjusting and closing journal entries, post payroll, perform bank reconciliations and prepare financial statements.


ACCT 102 is designed for:

  • Students who want a practical approach to accounting.
  • Sudents preparing to take ACCT 116A – Financial Accounting.
  • Students who want a certificate of Performance in Accounting Bookkeeping.

The course topics covered include: purposes and uses of accounting information; debits and credits; the accounting cycle; cash and accrual accounting; bank reconciliations; payroll; sales and purchases; and financial statements.

Course Objectives

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):


Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Complete an accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship or small business according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 
  2. Generate and record payroll and payroll-related liabilities in accordance with the state and federal laws and regulations.
  3. Analyze internal control problems to ensure the integrity of financial information and evaluate ethical standards in a given business situation.

Course Objectives: 


Upon completion of this first accounting course, the following objectives will apply:

  1. Present in the proper accounting terms the basic and ongoing transactions that every business encounters, including money coming in, money going out, money owed to the business, and money the business owes; changes in assets, liabilities and equity accounts and changes in accounts dealing with revenues and expenses. 
  2. Present ways to manage cash and it’s “flow” through the business, as well as dealing with capital expenditures.
  3. Demonstrate how to create the income statement, statement of retained earnings, balance sheet and statement of cash flows, as well as understanding how to analyze these statements for better business efficiency and profitability.
Application and Registration Information


  1. Complete Online Application (for new SDCCD students). Go to Student Web Services
  2. Receive registration appointment and instructions by email or mail.
  3. Register online at the Reg-e, our online registration system.
  4. Make sure that you pay your tuition so that you don't lose your registration!   Fees and Tuition Information.
  5. Order textbooks online. Visit our online bookstore.
  6. After completion of registration on Reg-e, and several days prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email with course login instructions. If you don't receive an email please go to and login on the first day of class as follows:

    Type your Blackboard Username = 7-digit College Student Identification (CSID) number
    Type your Password =  mmddyyyy (your birthdate with no hyphens, slashes, or spaces)

    For example:  1010101 (CSID number used at registration)
                           06231980 (password for the birthdate June 23, 1980 )
  7. If this course is closed, please login to Reg-e to be placed on a waitlist. If the waitlist is full, you will not be able to add your name to the waitlist.

You will not be able to login to your online course until the first day of the semester!!!
You must login to your online course on the first day of the session to avoid your enrollment being dropped.
Follow the login instructions at

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