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Banking & Financial Services

10-114-3 Associate Degree (AAS) 62 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Money makes the world go around and in this career field you are at the center of business and personal transactions. Learn about the framework of laws and regulations in the financial sector. Gain a broad knowledge of business activities as well as skills in financial accounting, sales and marketing, financial planning and investing. Learn to use problem solving strategies to help clients achieve financial goals. An internship gives you practical experience in financial services. You’ll be ready to take on a position in any department of a financial institution.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (41 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Credit Procedures
10-114-115
3
Covers consumer and commercial credit management. It focuses on what the seller must know and do when using credit selling to produce maximum sales with minimum losses. Topics include types of credit, investigation and evaluation of risk, sources of information, decision making, and collection policies and practices.
Money and Banking, Introduction to
10-114-124
3
Provides a study of money and its creation, monetary systems, the operation of the Federal Reserve System, commercial banking systems and international monetary problems. It also examines the factors that determine the value of money and the operation of the banking system in relation to price level, employment, savings and investment, and economic activity.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
QuickBooks Accounting Applications
10-101-102
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using QuickBooks Pro. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, demo payroll, record transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Coreq: Principles of Accounting (10101107) or Financial Accounting 1 (10101180) OR not pursuing a degree
Spreadsheets, Beginning
10-101-145
1
Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Coreq: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150) OR not pursuing a degree
Spreadsheets, Intermediate
10-101-152
1
Covers developing and editing business-related worksheets. Students examine various functions such as If, Round, Sum, Average and Pmt. They also use Data Tables, Goal Seek, Scenarios and Solver to assist in decision making.
Coreq: Spreadsheets, Beginning (10101145)
Financial Accounting 1
10-101-180
4
Prepares students to analyze, record, summarize and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on business transactions, financial statements, merchandising, inventory, special journals, internal controls, receivables, plant assets and payroll.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Read/Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not currently pursuing a degree.
Financial Institutions
10-114-104
3
Examines a balanced view of the United States financial system. Includes an understanding of all financial institutions, financial markets and financial instruments. Introduces the operation, mechanics and structure of the financial system.
Coreq: Money and Banking (10114124)
Financial Planning
10-114-175
3
Approaches planning from the perspective of an individual who applies specific financial concepts and principles to setting financial goals, choosing a career, budgeting and cash flow management. Topics include credit, income taxes, asset protection, investments, retirement and estate planning.
Marketing 1, Principles of
10-104-151
3
Introduces modern marketing practices. The course examines the role played by marketing in society and covers consumer motivation, market segmentation, product development, advertising and channels of distribution.
Intro to Sales
10-104-166
3
Examines the basic concepts and principles of sales as they apply to retailing. It includes wholesaling and industrial selling, the function of selling in business and living, careers in personal selling, requirements and rewards, buying motives, product knowledge, prospecting and approach, product presentation, sale closing, account servicing and handling objections.
Financial Products and Services, Principles
10-114-113
3
Covers financial institutions that offer a broad spectrum of products and services to government, businesses and individuals. It examines current financial products and services and gives insight into developing and promoting new products and services to meet customer needs.
Stock and Bond Investments
10-114-176
3
Provides an overview of the problems of investing; the stock, bond and mutual fund investment vehicles available; and the markets in which investments are traded.
Business Law 1
10-102-103
3
Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.
Analyzing Financial Statements
10-114-121
2
Examines the basic skills of financial analysis to the prospective lender credit analyst.
Finance Internship
10-114-182
3
Prepares the learner for the finance internship experience. Students develop resumes and interview skills appropriate for positions specific to their industry. Requires 144 hours of practical work experience in an area directly related to their career. Internship work is supervised and evaluated.

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Economics
10-809-195
3
Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3
Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3
Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Financial Accounting 2
10-101-181
4
Presents basic concepts for partnerships and corporations. It introduces bonds, cash flow statement preparation, financial statement analysis, budgeting and job cost procedures. The course includes a practice set using job costing.
Coreq: Math w Business Apps (10804123); Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10101180)
Income Tax Accounting
10-101-186
4
Emphasizes correct completion of simple mid-level individual federal income tax returns and forms. Focuses on income tax withholding and basic reporting requirements, interest and dividends, business expenses, itemized deductions, capital gains and losses.
Prereq: Financial Accounting 10101180

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