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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Finance, Banking Concentration, AAS

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Major Code: 3508

Program Description

The Finance program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of corporate money management as well as enhancing the skills of individuals currently employed in corporate finance, banking, lending, and investment. The program provides specialized knowledge in the various financial markets, financial decision making, and financial operations as they are practiced in American business.

Program Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of the program graduates will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and proficiency with accounting terminology, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, financial statement preparation, and the accounting cycle.
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Apply the concepts of time value of money.
  • Apply principles of budgeting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform financial analysis.
  • Understand the importance of personal and corporate financial management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of interest, consumer loans, banking, and the Federal Reserve System.

Program Assessment

Program outcomes are assessed by the courses, exit interviews, employer surveys, and program specific exit exams, which may include ETS Associate Business Exam. The Finance-Banking Concentration option is assessed according to the above in addition to the successful transition and/or completion of a Baccalaureate degree. General education outcomes are assessed by a general education portfolio.


The Finance program prepares graduates for employment as:

*Financial Clerks

  • Loan Officer
  • Relationship
  • Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Commercial Banker
  • Business Banking
  • Officer
  • Personal Banker
  • New Accounts
  • Representative
  • Loan Processor
  • Customer Service
  • Representative
  • Teller Coordinator
  • Finance Clerk

If students go on to further their education:

*Financial Analysts, Financial Managers, and Financial Advisors

  • • Financial Analyst
  • • Risk Analyst
  • • Equity Research
  • Analyst
  • • Financial Advisor
  • • Portfolio Advisor
  • • Finance Supervisor
  • • Branch Manager
  • • Securities Analyst
  • • Finance Manager
  • • Investment Analyst
  • • FBI Investigator
  • • Budget Analyst
  • • Financial Examiners
  • • Purchasing Officer


Salary Information


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