Financial Accounting
CRN: 30028
16 Weeks - Distance Education course 

On Campus Requirements
Students will be required to come on campus to take exams in the Testing Center.

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Name  Robert Smolin
Phone  (626) 857-4055
Location  LB 205

Welcome! You are either enrolled in, or you are interested in enrolling in the Accounting 101 Distance Education class. As described in the class schedule, the objectives of this course are to learn the content and meaning of the basic financial statements and their impact on the decision-making process in the business environment. This course will provide a broad overview of the importance of accounting in the business process as well as introduce the student to the double-entry system of accounting, how to record, process and report on the business transactions and events and to consider the operating cycles in business. Topical areas covered in this class will include cash, accounts, inventory, property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, current liabilities and stockholder equity. The importance of internal controls will be reviewed and the components of the income statement will also be discussed.

Email Accounts 
You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class. 

Details regarding the course are set forth in the class website. When you go there (see below), pay particular attention to the syllabus section and the assignment section. We will cover the text at the rate of approximately one to two chapters per week. There are 3 exams, the midterm (20% of grade), and the final (20% of grade). You must come to the Testing Center on campus to take these exams. The exams include both multiple-choice as well as short problem questions. There will be a spreadsheet assignment (10%) and discussion board submissions (10%).

Blackboard and WingSpan Information
(Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
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  • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
  • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
  • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
  • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Financial Accounting course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.