Insurance

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Contact the Program Director

Carie Allen, J.D.

Residential Faculty - Business

480-461-7304

This program is part of the Business Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Insurance

Are you interested in making a difference in a service-oriented career that is rich in employment and advancement opportunities? If so, consider enrolling in the Insurance program to begin a career in insurance or risk management. To get your foot in the door, you must possess the skills that insurance and risk management companies are looking for — communication, technology, problem-solving, research, analytics, and organizational skills — and our Insurance program can help you get there. This program will prepare you for a career in insurance — as an appraiser, underwriter, adjuster, or sales agent. Other possible careers include risk management specialist or industrial safety or health engineer.

Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of the insurance industry, principles of property and liability insurance, health, life, personal, and commercial insurance, and risk management. You will also learn effective techniques for planning and organizing personal and business insurance strategies and developing the strong critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills necessary for being successful in the insurance or risk management industries.

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The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Insurance program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Risk Management and Insurance

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Insurance program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Risk Management and Insurance

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Insurance program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.