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BUS 101 - Bookkeeping and Accounting - Maya SUccar

Course:Bookkeeping and Accounting
Professor:Maya SUccar
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Dear BUS 101 Student,

Welcome to the section of BUS 101 Bookkeeping and Accounting at College of the Canyons.  My name is Maya Succar and I am your instructor for this course.  This orientation letter will provide you with an overview of the course to help you determine if it is appropriate for your educational goals.  Specific details of the materials covered and the grading in the course will be published in the course canvas shell.  If you have additional questions after reading this letter, please send me an e-mail at  I will respond as soon as possible. 

Course Description

This course is an introduction to basic accounting principles, with emphasis on managerial accounting using QuickBooks. You will be able to evaluate both simple and compound business transactions and select the appropriate accounts that are affected, explain the theory of double-entry bookkeeping and the role of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the creation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), prepare depreciation schedules utilizing straight-line, double-declining balance, and MACRS methods.  and reconcile a bank statement and record changes in the journal as needed. 

What to Expect in this Course

Weekly load requires watching the recorded class presentation per chapter, practicing class exercises, submitting a discussion, a homework assignment along with a quiz, and completing the weekly class project on QuickBooks.

Types of Assessments

Assessments include: class discussions, quizzes, homework assignments, and signature project on QuickBooks.

Textbook Information

College Accounting; A Career Approach 13th edition by Scott, Cathy J.                              

Publisher:  Cengage Learning             

Loose-leaf edition with eBook and CengageNOWv2 with access code available through COC Bookstore ISBN 978-1-337-38930-3.  Your best deal is to purchase this loose-leaf package with the CengageNOWv2 access code from the COC Bookstore.

Important: If you purchase the textbook elsewhere without the CengageNOWv2 access code, you will need to also purchase the access code online directly from the textbook publisher.  

Student Textbook Companion Website:

Other Relevant Course Information

Get ready to apply basic bookkeeping skills as they apply to small business enterprises and evaluate business decision alternatives within the framework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) while applying sound ethical judgment.  

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 05/19/2021 Sub#: 7