Certificate of Completion in Risk Management and Insurance

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Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Risk Management and Insurance program is designed to provide students with foundational skills in insurance and risk management. Courses offer a framework of knowledge including an introduction to the insurance industry, risk management, principles of property and liability insurance, health, life, personal, and commercial insurance. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Risk Management and Insurance is also available.

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Risk Management and Insurance (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5842
Total Credits Required
18
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  2. Analyze risk-based scenarios using basic financial principles.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats.
  4. Analyze legal, regulatory, ethical and social implications of insurance decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups, and companies.
  5. Assess the insurance needs of individuals and businesses.
  6. Evaluate underwriting and claims functions in terms of their impact on profitability.
  7. Create a risk management plan to meet the needs of individuals and businesses.
  8. Propose the appropriate insurance coverage to various risk-based scenarios.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate 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* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below, with links to salary information for the United States as a whole (if available):
  • Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
  • Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
  • Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
* 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

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 AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

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

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
INS100 Insurance Industry Profession Gateway course 3
INS200 Principles of Property and Liability Insurance Critical course 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
INS205 Personal Insurance Critical course 3
INS210 Commercial Insurance 3

Restricted Electives:

Students must choose six (6) industry/job related credits from the list of Restricted Electives below.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
COM+++++ Any COM Communication course(s) Recommended: COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3 0–6
FIN+++++ Any FIN Financial Planning course(s) 0–6
GBS+++++ Any GBS General Business course(s) Recommended:
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3 OR
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
0–6
INS+++++ Any INS Insurance Studies course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area 0–6
MGT+++++ Any MGT Management course(s) Recommended: MGT175 Business Organization and Management 3 0–6
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course(s) Recommended: MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3 0–6
TQM+++++ Any TQM Total Quality Management course(s) Recommended: TQM101 Quality Customer Service 3 0–6

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
INS100 Insurance Industry Profession Gateway course 3
INS200 Principles of Property and Liability Insurance Critical course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
INS205 Personal Insurance Critical course 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 Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
INS210 Commercial Insurance 3

Restricted Electives:

Students must choose six (6) industry/job related credits from the list of Restricted Electives below.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
COM+++++ Any COM Communication course(s) Recommended: COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3 0–6
FIN+++++ Any FIN Financial Planning course(s) 0–6
GBS+++++ Any GBS General Business course(s) Recommended:
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3 OR
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
0–6
INS+++++ Any INS Insurance Studies course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area 0–6
MGT+++++ Any MGT Management course(s) Recommended: MGT175 Business Organization and Management 3 0–6
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course(s) 0–6
TQM+++++ Any TQM Total Quality Management course(s) Recommended: TQM101 Quality Customer Service 3 0–6

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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.

Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Risk Management and Insurance (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=142105).