Associate in Applied Science in Insurance Studies

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Insurance Studies

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program. ++ indicates any suffixed course.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Insurance Studies program is designed for students who are interested in gaining foundational skills in the insurance industry. Courses provide a framework of knowledge including an introduction to the insurance industry, principles of property and liability insurance, personal, and commercial insurance. The program also includes a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Insurance Studies.

Required Courses Credits: 18

Certificate of Completion in Insurance Studies (5842)18

Restricted Electives

Students must choose twenty-one (21) industry/job related credits from the list of Restricted Electives below. Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
ACC+++++ Any ACC Accounting course(s)0-21
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing0-3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet0-3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management0-3
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I0-1
EPS+++++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s)0-21
FIN+++++ Any FIN Financial Planning course(s)0-21
GBS233Business Communication (3) AND/OR
GBS+++++ Any additional GBS General Business course(s)0-21
IBS+++++ Any IBS International Business course(s)0-21
INS220Claim Handling Principles and Practices (3) AND/OR
INS225Auto Claim Practices (3) AND/OR
INS+++++ Any additional INS Insurance Studies course(s)0-21
MGT+++++ Any MGT Management course(s)0-21
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course(s)0-21
REA+++++ Any REA Real Estate course(s)0-21
SBS+++++ Any SBS Small Business Management course(s)0-21
TQM+++++ Any TQM Total Quality Management course(s)0-21

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-25
First-Year Composition Credits: 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 Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Math Credits: 3
MAT112Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3)
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.

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Major: 3172
First Term: 2018 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-64
CIPS code: 52.1701
SOC codes: 13-1031, 13-1032, 13-2053, 25-1011, 41-3021
Initiating College: District Office
Program Availability: - GC, MC, RS
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00