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Banking and Finance

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Banking and Finance program has been developed in cooperation with the Central Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and the Institute of Financial Education for entry or advancement in the banking profession. The program is designed to prepare students for the many challenges of the world of finance, since the role of the modern banker today demands specialized knowledge, flexible job performance, communication skills and customer service. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Banking and Finance is available.


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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Banking and Finance (DEG)
Total Credits Required

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (GBS120, MGT126, (COM), CRE101, [FYC])
  • Use basic mathematics and accounting principles to report the financial position of an individual or organization. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC212, GBS131, GBS261, [MA])
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (CIS105, CIS114DE)
  • Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (ACC111, GBS151, GBS205, GBS206, GBS207, SBU200, [HU])
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats. (GBS120, GBS151, GBS205, SBU200, CRE101, (COM), [FYC], [SG], [SQ])
  • Apply functions of modern business and banking principles including risk to business situations. (GBS103, GBS151, GBS205, GBS270AC)
  • Analyze the characteristics and significance of the American banking system, including types of accounts, banking services, and the relationship of commercial banks to their depositors. (GBS103)
  • Apply basic rules of accounting to financial transactions and decision making. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC212, ACC270AC)
  • Apply the principles of consumer lending by financial institutions to make product decisions. (GBS294)
  • Apply effective interpersonal and customer service skills in the workplace. (ACC270AC, GBS270AC, MGT126, MKT267, MKT271)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
ACC112Accounting Principles II3
ACC212Managerial Accounting3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
GBS103Principles of Banking3
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
GBS131Business Calculations3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
GBS294Consumer Credit3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must select six (6) credits from the list below:
ACC270ACAccounting Internship (3) OR
GBS270ACBusiness Internship (3)3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
GBS206Business Law (UCC)3
GBS207Business Law (General Corporate)3
GBS261Investments I3
MKT267Principles of Sales (3) OR
MKT271Principles of Marketing (3)3
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3)3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.

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