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Banking and Finance

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Banking and Finance program has been developed 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, and customer service expertise. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Banking and Finance is available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Banking and Finance (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5627
Total Credits Required
27
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply effective interpersonal and customer service skills in the workplace.
  2. Use basic mathematics and accounting principles to report the financial position of an individual or organization.
  3. Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
  4. Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats.
  6. Apply functions of modern business and banking principles including risk to business situations.
  7. 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.
  8. Apply basic rules of accounting to financial transactions and decision making.
  9. Apply the principles of consumer lending by financial institutions to make product decisions.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

None.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
GBS103 Principles Of Banking Critical course Gateway course 3
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
GBS294 Consumer Credit 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS103 Principles Of Banking Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS294 Consumer Credit 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Banking and Finance (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=142113).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.