Finance and Credit
The need for sound financial investments will grow because monetary transactions are and will continue to be the life-blood of every business and organization. The course work prepares students for various career paths including the financial service industry (banks, savings and loans, credit unions, mortgage and thrift companies), commercial and retail credit analysis, credit granting and collections. In addition, finance and credit majors can apply their skills in other areas such as cash management, insurance, real estate, brokerage and investment activities of financial management. Additionally, training in accounting, computer application, economics, business management and communication skills is emphasized as part of the finance program.
The Finance and Credit Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree are designed to provide training for employment as financial service representatives, consumer lenders, mortgage loan processors, insurance assistant underwriters, credit clerks and others. Students who are interested in pursuing courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Finance should follow courses listed in Business Associate of Science or Business Associate of Arts degrees listed elsewhere in this catalog. General Education and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relation skills. BUS 1050 is taught using group and team activities in the learning process to develop the student’s interactive skills and to build human values and ethics.
The Finance and Credit associate degree program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation represents the achievement of meeting the high national standards established for associate degree-granting business programs.