Associate in Applied Science in Risk Management and Insurance

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 FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

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

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INS100 Insurance Industry Profession Gateway course 3
INS200 Principles of Property and Liability Insurance Critical course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INS205 Personal Insurance 3
INS210 Commercial Insurance 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
MA Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area MA 3–6
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Restricted Electives

Students must choose a total of 24 credits from list of options below.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INS+++++ Any INS Insurance Studies course Must complete 6-9 credits in this subject
Any INS Insurance Studies course except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
6–9
CIS113DE or
CIS114DE or
CIS117DM
Microsoft Word: Word Processing or Excel Spreadsheet or Microsoft Access: Database Management Maximum of 3 credits for this option 0–3
ACC+++++ Any ACC Accounting course Maximum of 9 credits in this subject 0–9
COM+++++ Any COM Communication course Maximum of 3 credits in this subject 0–3
EPS+++++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
FIN+++++ Any FIN Financial Planning course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
GBS+++++ Any additional GBS General Business course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject
Recommend GBS120 or GBS233 as one of the course options
0–6
IBS+++++ Any IBS International Business course Maximum of 3 credits in this subject 0–3
MGT+++++ Any MGT Management course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
REA+++++ Any REA Real Estate course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
SBS+++++ Any SBS Small Business Management course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
TQM+++++ Any TQM Total Quality Management course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INS100 Insurance Industry Profession Gateway course 3
INS200 Principles of Property and Liability Insurance Critical course 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
INS205 Personal Insurance 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INS210 Commercial Insurance 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MA Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area MA 3–6
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Restricted Electives

Students must choose a total of 24 credits from list of options below.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INS+++++ Any INS Insurance Studies course Must complete 6-9 credits in this subject
Any INS Insurance Studies course except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
6–9
CIS113DE or
CIS114DE or
CIS117DM
Microsoft Word: Word Processing or Excel Spreadsheet or Microsoft Access: Database Management Maximum of 3 credits for this option 0–3
ACC+++++ Any ACC Accounting course Maximum of 9 credits in this subject 0–9
COM+++++ Any COM Communication course Maximum of 3 credits in this subject 0–3
EPS+++++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
FIN+++++ Any FIN Financial Planning course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
GBS+++++ Any additional GBS General Business course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject
Recommend GBS120 or GBS233 as one of the course options
0–6
IBS+++++ Any IBS International Business course Maximum of 3 credits in this subject 0–3
MGT+++++ Any MGT Management course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
REA+++++ Any REA Real Estate course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
SBS+++++ Any SBS Small Business Management course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6
TQM+++++ Any TQM Total Quality Management course Maximum of 6 credits in this subject 0–6

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.