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Financial Services

Curriculum Description

The Financial Services curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary for employment in the financial services sector of the economy.

Course work includes accounting, business ethics, business law, business finance, computer applications, customer service, financial planning, insurance, marketing, personal finance, real estate and selling. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, humanities, mathematics and psychology.

Graduates may find employment with banks, savings and loans, credit unions, insurance companies, brokerage firms, pension benefit companies, realty firms and mortgage companies.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25330
NC CIP: 52.0803
Day and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
  OR        
Office Software Applicat (2) (2) (0) (3)
   
    13 4 0 15

Spring Semester
ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    13 6 0 16

Summer Term
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Business Finance 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Professional Development (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Introduction to Communication 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Argument-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 2 0 9

Fall Semester
BUS 147 Business Insurance 3 0 0 3
DBA 112 Database Utilization 2 2 0 3
MKT 123 Fundamentals of Selling 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Survey of Real Estate 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Broker Prelicensing (5) (0) (0) (5)
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    14 2 0 15

Spring Semester
BAF 143 Financial Planning 3 0 0 3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2 2 0 3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
  OR        
Customer Service (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 2 10 13

Total Credit Hours: 68

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 273, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.