I. Course Prefix/Number: ACC 253
Course Name: Practicum
Credits: 3 (1 lecture; 15 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
- Worked at a real-world accounting job for at least 200 hours throughout the term.
- Prepared a professional quality resume, cover letter, and online profile that can be used for future job searches.
- Completed an individualized quality improvement project related to their real-world accounting job.
- Developed a personal improvement plan based on an evaluation from their supervisor reflecting attendance and performance.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Individual consultations with course instructor
- Preparation of resume and cover letter
- Individual project based on specific company issues and interests of student
- Evaluation of training experience and performance by employer
VII. Methods of Instruction
- Individual instruction and ongoing consultation
- Submission of materials for review with multiple drafts possible
- Performance of accounting duties and job site
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Students must perform on a college level, demonstrating a professional attitude.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, independent study, hybrid or online course.
IX. Instructional Materials
Individualized for each student.
Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton’s Schedule of Classes.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
- Syllabus and cover letter
- Individualized Project about company for which student is employed
- Employer evaluation of student
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.