ACCT280 Cooperative Education - Accounting

Department of Business Studies: Accounting

I. Course Number and Title
ACCT280 Cooperative Education - Accounting
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
Completion of 200 employment hours (12000 contact minutes)
IV. Prerequisites
24 college credits, a GPA of 2.0 earned in courses by the Department of Business Studies, and Permission of the Department of Business Studies
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course evaluates a student's ability to relate the academic accounting concepts and skills with on-the-job experience and research of accounting topics as they relate to the student’s academic preparation and career objectives.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. apply on-the-job experience in a field directly related to the student's academic preparation and/or career objectives; and
    2. demonstrate experience in written business communication through the preparation of a comprehensive accounting research project and resume.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. periodic meetings between the program coordinator and students discussing academic and employment concerns
    2. employment in a position which includes accounting duties for a total of 200 hours and the evaluation by the employer using criteria established by the program coordinator in conjunction with the employer's standards of performance
    3. written research project focusing on an accounting topic and preparation of a resume to demonstrate proficiency in written business communication
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on evaluation of the student job experience through an employer performance evaluation using coordinated criteria, periodic meetings with the program coordinator to ensure student progress, and a final research project.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus for required textbook and any related materials.

Review/Approval Date -1/99; Revised 12/2011; New Core 8/2015