De Anza CollegeACCT 1BCourse Syllabus – Spring 2016Instructor:Kevin Mello, CPA (inactive), MBAContact Information:OfficeF 51UE-mail[email protected](best way to contact me)Phone(408) 864-8902Class Meetings:Online (Except Part 1 of final exam which is in person in MLC 109) Class Location:Online Office Hours:Monday and Wednesday8:00AM – 8:30AM1:15PM – 1:45PMTuesday and Thursday10:45AM – 11:45AMCourse Description (from current College Catalog):The primary objective of this course is to help students learn how accounting meets the informationneeds of various users by developing and communicating information that is used in decision-making.Accordingly, the expected student outcome is the demonstration that the student can read, analyze andinterpret external financial statements.Required Text and Materials:Accounting 1B with CengageNOW (26thedition) by Warren, Reeve, and Duchac, published byCengage Cengage Now Registration () Course Key: E-Y84EY97KER7HFor follow this link Basic or scientific calculator, cannot use cell phone or tabletCatalyst:The class uses the DeAnza Catalyst system to provide the learning materials and the web discussions.The homework, quizzes, comprehensive problem, and midterm exam will be completed using theCengage portal (see next page). The Catalyst website address is:.You must complete the orientation () by 8:00 pm on Friday, April 8,2016, or you will be dropped from the class.
Cengage:If you already have a Cengage account:Go to . In the middle of the page you will see a box labeled “Sign In toregister a product or access resources”, please enter in the e-mail address that you used when you setup an account and your password. Once you sign in, you will be prompted to enter eitheran AccessCode or Course Key. The Access Code is the code that comes with the new(not used) textbook thatyou purchased located in the front inside cover of your textbook. If you purchased an Access Codedirectly from Cengage, you should have it in an e-mail or receipt. The textbook purchase options areshown below in the next section of the syllabus. Access Codes are only good for 1 quarter, so theAccess Code you purchased for Acct 1A will not work for Acct 1B. The Course Key (located above onpage 1 of this syllabus) is used to access my course with the specific homework, comprehensiveproblem, and quizzes. If you entered the Course Key, rather than the Access Code, you will beprompted to enter the Access Code further along in the process. Cengage allows you a 21-day graceperiod to purchase the access code which means you can complete assignments right away withoutpurchasing the Access Code. However, you should absolutely purchase the textbook as soon aspossible because it is much more functional than the online materials and it could stock out at thebookstores.