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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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 2 0 4
BUS 115 Business Law I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111
OR
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
OST 137 Office Software Applicat (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Accounting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 2 0 4
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 225
OR
Business Finance 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 110
OR
Introduction to Communication Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 112
OR
Argument-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 148
OR
Survey of Real Estate 3 0 0 3
RLS 112 Broker Prelicensing (5) (0) (0) (5)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 111
OR
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
MKT 223 Customer Service (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

A25330