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Accounting Information Systems

  • Fall 2022
  • Section NT1
  • 3.0 Credits
  • 08/22/2022 to 12/10/2022
  • Modified 08/20/2022

Based on recommendations from the CDC and other governmental agencies, the content delivery method for this course may need to be modified.

Meeting Times

This course will meet via the Internet.

Course weeks will begin each Wednesday at 9:00am and end the following Tuesday at 11:55pm.

Contact Information

Amber Vickers

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Office: Bain Center 329, Corsicana Campus
  • Phone: (903) 875-7535

Office Hours


 Virtual office hours, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


 Regular office hours, 9:00 am - 9:30 am and 10:50 am - 1:50 pm


 Virtual office hours, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


 Regular office hours, 9:00 am - 9:30 am and 10:50 am - 1:50 pm


 Virtual office hours, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Regular office hours will be held in Bain Center 305 on the Corsicana Campus.

Virtual office hours will be held via Zoom.





3 lec/1 lab (3 cr) A study of accounting information systems and related subsystems, including data collection, security, retrieval, manipulation, filtering and sorting of data.


Prerequisite: ACNT 1303, ACNT 1304, COSC 1301


Upon completion of the core curriculum, students are expected to demonstrate competence in all of the core objectives listed in the college catalog. The overall content of this course is designed to enhance skills in each of the following core objectives.

  • Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision making
  • Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the purposes of an accounting information system.
  2. Apply concepts and terms that provide the foundation of accounting information systems.

Student learning outcomes will be assessed through the discussion board and integrated project.

Required and Optional Materials

Visit the Navarro College Bookstore: College Bookstore

Accounting Information Systems

  • Author: Richardson Chang Smith
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill
  • Edition: 3rd
  • ISBN: 9781264095858
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore

Students are required to have the course materials on the 1st day of class. Failure to have the textbook on the first day doesn’t exempt the student from meeting the due dates for quizzes, assignments or exams.

Other: Calculator, pencils, eraser, ruler, notebook paper, jump drive or other storage medium, access to a computer with daily Internet access and printer. Access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

McGraw Hill’s Connect:

McGraw-Hill’s Connect is a web-based assignment and assessment solution required for this course. Connect is designed to assist you with your coursework based on your needs. Connect access codes may be packaged with a new textbook in the bookstore. Connect can also be purchased online at our section’s Connect web address (see Canvas Getting Started module). If you purchase Connect online, you will have the option of purchasing Connect (without the eBook) or Connect with an interactive eBook version of the required textbook for this course. NOTE: You can register in Connect and have access without a code for a limited time period (typically two weeks).

REGISTRATION: To register in Connect, please use the McGraw Hill navigation link located within our Canvas course.

SUPPORT & TIPS: If you have any issues while registering or using Connect, please contact McGraw-Hill’s Customer Experience team through or at 800-331-5094. To avoid problems related to unexpected technical issues, you are advised not to wait until the last moment to complete assignments. Please review your “Connect Student Quick Tips” document in Canvas for further support.

Assignments and Activities

Discussion Boards

This course will consist of Discussion Board activities. IMPORTANT: Each discussion question will have a specific due date. Please see the Course Schedule for specific due dates. Discussion Board postings are NOT optional. You MUST participate in the discussion boards with substantive posts to be successful in this course.  Students are required to post their original discussion posting and TWO (2) response postings to fellow classmates by the due date each week at 11:55PM unless otherwise specified. Please note that these are the MINIMUM standards. Our course will be more interactive and enjoyable if you post to more than two learner’s responses per week and on more days. Note, you are expected to post something that adds to the discussion. Do not simply restate what someone else has said or post simple statements like “I agree” or “good job”, etc. Always include the “why” or support your statements. EACH INITIAL DISCUSSION SHOULD BE AT LEAST 100 WORDS. If you type your discussion posting in Word, you can check your word count, then cut and paste the discussion into the discussion box. Posts that do not add value to the discussion, show little effort or are plagiarized will be severely penalized. If you use an outside source to support your post, you must reference the source. Be sure to review the discussion board grading rubric before posting to the discussion boards. Remember, the sooner you post your initial discussion response during the week, the sooner your classmates can respond to you. The goal is to have a continuous discussion in class during the week, so post early and post often. As the instructor, I may comment on your post during the week, but I am looking for students to interact with each other, without being swayed by my comments.

The Discussion Board is worth 150 points or 15% of your total course

Ethics Assignment

While this course will discuss several ethical situations that apply to business and accounting, there will be one (1) specific ethics/writing assignment that will focus on developing critical thinking and communication skills for an ethical situation. This assignment will be submitted for grading via Canvas. More details about the ethics assignment can be found under the appropriate module on Canvas, and the due date can be found in the Course Schedule. The ethics assignment will be submitted through a plagiarism detection software.

The Ethics Assignment is worth 65 points or 6.5% of your total course grade.

Practice Quizzes

All practice quizzes for this course must be completed and submitted within the unit due dates. All practice quizzes will be submitted through the appropriate Connect link and will be graded automatically by the Connect system. Your grade will then sync over to the Canvas grade book.

Practice quizzes are allowed unlimited attempts and are not timed.

The Practice Quizzes are worth 110 points or 11% of your total course grade.


All assignments for this course must be completed and submitted within the unit due dates. All assignments will be submitted through the appropriate Connect link and will be graded automatically by the Connect system. Your grade will then sync over to the Canvas grade book.

Assignments are allowed 3 attempts and are not timed.

The Assignments are worth 165 points or 16.5% of your total course grade.


All quizzes for this course must be completed and submitted within the unit due dates. All quizzes will be submitted through the appropriate Connect link and will be graded automatically by the Connect system. Your grade will then sync over to the Canvas grade book. Quizzes are allowed one (1) attempt and are timed.

The Quizzes are worth 210 points or 21% of your total course grade.

Integrated Project

There will be an Integrated Project that is cumulative in nature.

The Integrated Project is worth 200 points or 20% of your total course grade.

Final Exam

The Final Exam will be taken via Connect will test what the student has learned in the course. The Final Exam is cumulative (covers chapters 1 – 12) and timed.

The Final Exam is worth 100 points or 10% of your total course grade.

Extra Credit

A maximum of 30 extra credit points will be available in this course. 25 points are available at your instructor’s discretion and 5 points will be available for completing the EOC (End-Of-Course Evaluation). It is departmental policy that extra credit or bonus points cannot exceed the 30-point maximum. The extra credit opportunities can be used toward your total course grade to improve a low assignment, quiz, or mid-term score. The extra credit opportunity is a lifeline opportunity in this course and must be submitted by the established due date to be graded. Late submissions will not receive extra credit points.

Grading Criteria

Grading criteria will conform to the established policy of Navarro College, as stated in the College catalog: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F= Below 60%. 

Grading criteria for certain programs, including those in the health professions, may differ. Grading criteria for such courses or programs may be located in the course syllabus and/or program handbook.


Grade criteria will conform to the established policy of Navarro College as stated in the College catalog: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=59% or below.

This course does not require proctored testing.


Assignment Category

Assignment Details

Assignment Points

Weighted Percentage

Discussion Board

(15 @ 10 points)

150 points


Ethics Assignment

(1 @ 65 points)

65 points


Practice Quizzes

(11 @ 10 points)

110 points



(11 @ 15 points)

165 points


Chapter Quizzes

(6 @ 35 points)

210 points


Integrated Project

(1 @ 200 points)

200 points


Final Exam

(1 @ 100 points)

100 points




1000 points


Course Policies

Instructional Modalities

Description of instructional modalities

Face to Face 



Face to face courses are taught in a traditional classroom format. 

Courses classified as “Hybrid” in the course schedule (identified with the letter ‘H’ in the course section designation) will use a combination of face-to-face classroom and online instructional methods. A minimum of 50 percent of the course must be taught online to be classified as a hybrid course.

Students must have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, either on campus or in a personal setting, to complete all assignments.

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor. Access user information here:

To access Canvas:
(1) Go to:
(2) Enter your User Name and Password
(3) Click on the Canvas icon and locate your course on the Canvas Dashboard.

Method of Instruction

This course will be a taught by a variety of methods including lectures, videos, learning games and problems, group discussions, labs, projects and homework assignments. The course will be available on the Navarro College Canvas at, as well as via McGraw Hill’s Connect, an online homework manager. The Connect access code is REQUIRED to take this course. The Connect access code is packaged with the textbook bundle sold at the Navarro College Bookstore. IMPORTANT: Connect access codes are good for 360 days or two sequential semesters. If the 360 day time period has passed, then you will need to purchase a new access code. Information about accessing and utilizing Connect is provided on the Navarro College Canvas, under the Getting Started module. Students should expect to spend 6 hours per week reading, reviewing, and completing assignments to be successful in this course.

Final Exams

Students are required to take final exams during the posted final exam week and should not make travel reservations or other plans which would require them to request a rescheduled final.  Requests to take final exams early, or at a time other than indicated on the final exam schedule, must be approved by the appropriate Campus Dean and are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Personal or family travel plans are not deemed as exceptional circumstances.

Grade Book

Grades will be posted in the Canvas master grade book throughout the course. The master Canvas grade book will be updated within seven (7) days of the posted due date.

Grade of Incomplete

No grade of “I” (Incomplete) will be given in this course unless there are extenuating circumstances, all work at the time of request has been completed with passing grades and the student has attended/participated in class regularly to date. An incomplete will be given only upon the student’s request AND the instructor’s approval. An incomplete grade must be made up before the end of the following semester (by the due date established by the college and instructor) or the “I” will automatically become an “F”.

Late Work

Accounting is a profession based on strict due dates, therefore, course assignments and due dates that are listed in the Course Schedule are required deadlines, not simply recommendations. If you are a procrastinator, be aware that you cannot cram for this course. Accounting assignments take time and waiting to start assignments at the last minute is a sure path to failure. Failing to meet a course due date without prior instructor approval will results in a zero (NO EXCEPTIONS). Course material is broken into weekly unit segments with required due dates. This is not a self-paced course. Be sure to submit your assignments each week by the required dates listed in your course outline. Failure to complete work on time will have a negative impact on your final grade.

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

Students may choose to share personal information or experiences, as appropriate, in written assignments, class discussions, presentations, and conferences with instructors. While instructors and other college employees will strive to keep personal student information private, they are required to report information about sexual misconduct, childhood abuse, and criminal activity to the proper authorities. 

Course Content and Rigor

College-level courses may include controversial, sensitive, and/or adult material. Students are expected to have the readiness for college-level rigor and content.


All Navarro College students are required to use their Navarro College email to correspond with instructors and other Navarro College personnel.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to do their own work at all times. Cheating is a serious offense with serious consequences which may include any of the following:  a grade of zero, course failure, or removal from a program.

Student Conduct

All students enrolled in classes at Navarro College shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment. Behavior deemed by the instructor to be disruptive may result in the student being dropped from the course.

Subject to Change

The Course Syllabus and/or the Course Calendar may be changed as the term progresses at the discretion of the department and/or instructor.

Institutional Policies

Students are expected and required to have read the Student Handbook and to consult appropriate sections of the College Catalog for general academic information.

Attendance and Preparation

Attendance and Preparation Policies

Face to Face and Hybrid


Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Navarro College as a key element for student success. Excessive absenteeism is defined as two consecutive weeks of instruction in a 16-week semester (or the equivalent in any shorter term) and may result in being dropped from the course.

Students who miss class to participate in a co-curricular activity must have written permission (e-mail accepted) from a coach/director and must make prior arrangements with the instructor to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day. 

Regular (daily or weekly) online work is a key element for student success in an internet-based class.  Students must complete the first assignment by the designated deadline to document participation in the course.  The instructor will drop any student who fails to complete an assignment by the deadline provided in Canvas.

Although the instructor may drop a student from the class for insufficient participation, the responsibility for dropping a class belongs to the student. Insufficient participation is defined as not logging in and completing assignments for the equivalent of two consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to complete the course, you should formally drop it.

  • Additional information regarding attendance requirements is available in the Navarro College Catalog. College Catalog
  • You may drop this class by completing an online form. It is the student's responsibility to visit with his or her instructor concerning course status before submitting the required paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Records to drop this class. Additional information about dropping a class may be found in the Navarro College Catalog: Dropping and/or Adding Courses
  • Failure to withdraw by the deadline may result in your name remaining on the class roll, resulting in a grade of ‘F’ at the end of the semester. 
  • If you are pregnant, have given birth,  have absences related to pregnancy, or foresee any educational issues related to pregnancy, under Title IX you have a right to request reasonable accommodations. The choice to inform the college of any health concern is voluntary, but if you wish to have accommodations, you must contact the Navarro College Disability Services Office at 903-875-7377 or [email protected]
  • If you are receiving financial aid grants or loans, you must attend and participate in all classes from the first class day.  Do not drop or stop attending any class without consulting the Financial Aid Office. Changes in your enrollment level and/or failing grades may require you to repay financial aid funds.  
  • All students receiving Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must notify the Veteran’s Certifying Official of any enrollment changes as soon as they are made. The Veterans Affairs benefit recipient needs to be aware that the VA may require repayment of all benefits received since the beginning of a semester for any course in which a “W” grade is received
  • According to current Texas law, dropping a course may have serious academic consequences. Under most circumstances, a maximum of 6 courses may be dropped throughout the entire undergraduate degree program. Before you decide to withdraw from this or any other course, make sure you understand the consequences. For more information see the Office of the Registrar.

MyNC Single Sign-On

MyNC Single Sign-On:
The MyNC Single Sign-On page provides one-stop access to several student resources, such as Canvas, Office365 (Student Email), and Self-Service.

For Login Instructions, visit: Contact Center

For Login Assistance:
Contact Center
Phone: (903) 875-7416
Email: [email protected]
Your privacy is extremely important. Please do not share your account information with anyone.

Links to Important Information

Academic Decorum: Academic Decorum Policy
Includes: Civility, Being a Successful Student, Classroom Decorum, Change of Grade, Grade Challenge Procedure, Academic Dishonesty, and User Responsibilities for IT Resources/Penalties for Violation of Technology Policy, Tobacco Use Policy

Academic Integrity: Academic Integrity Policy

College Catalog: College Catalog

Campus Safety: Department of Campus Safety

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): FERPA Policy

Student Rights and Responsibilities: Rights and Responsiblilities Policy

Student Handbook:  Official Student Handbook

Links to Campus Services

Bulldog Life: Learning. Living. Launching: Bulldog Life 

Navarro College's Bulldog Life is a student success service to all students. Opportunities include Canvas courses, meaningful activities, Culture of Caring and travel opportunities. Bulldog Life is a self-guided experience. We know that every student is in a different stage in life. 

Counseling Services: Counseling Services Center

The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students. The Navarro College Counseling Center is free, confidential, and available to all enrolled NC students.

Testing Center Hours and Contact Information: Testing Center

One-week advance notice is strongly recommended for testing appointments.

Online Proctored Testing Information: Online Campus Proctoring (Testing)

Library Services: Navarro College Libraries

Tutorial Services: Tutoring Services

NOTE: In addition to Navarro College tutoring services, students have access to free 24/7 tutoring by visiting UpSwing (Virtual Success Center) and logging in to their UpSwing account.  If you're a new user, click NEW USER to create an account.

Disability Services: Disability and Access Services Office

It is the responsibility of the student to contact Navarro College Disability Services Office to request accommodations. Contact 903-875-7377 or [email protected] for more information.  Once approved, you will be given an accommodation letter that you are to share with your instructor.

The instructor is committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential and to providing every student equal opportunity to participate in and engage with the course.  In keeping with this commitment, effort has been made to develop accessible learning materials that provide equal access.  Please contact the instructor immediately if access to course materials is restricted due to a disability so the issue(s) can be resolved in a timely manner.

Title IX Accommodations Related to Pregnancy: 

If you are pregnant, have given birth,  have absences related to pregnancy, or foresee any educational issues related to pregnancy, under Title IX you have a right to request reasonable accommodations.  The choice to inform the college of any health concern is voluntary, but if you wish to have accommodations, you must contact the Navarro College Disability Services Office at 903-875-7377 or [email protected]


Student Support and Administrative Services: Support Services


Please see the Course Schedule on Canvas for specific due dates.

Week 1

Getting Started Activities

Week 2

Chapter 1

Week 3

Chapter 2

Week 4

Chapter 3

Week 5

Chapter 4

Week 6

Chapter 5

Week 7

Chapter 6

Week 8

Chapter 7

Week 9

Chapter 8

Week 10

Chapter 8

Week 11

Chapter 8

Week 12

Chapter 9

Week 13

Chapter 10

Week 14

Chapter 11

Week 15

Chapter 12

Week 16

Final Exam