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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Insurance Studies program is designed to provide knowledge and skills training for various entry-level positions in the insurance industry. The courses include an introduction to the insurance industry, in addition to principles of property, liability, personal, and commercial insurance.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Insurance Studies (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5842
Total Credits Required
18
Catalog Year
2020-2021

What You’ll Learn

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

  1. Explain effective workplace behaviors and professionalism in the workplace.
  2. Explain the insurance professional`s ethical responsibility to insurers, policyholders and the public.
  3. Examine the history and development of the insurance industry.
  4. Describe methods for regulating the insurance industry.
  5. Describe the underwriting and claims functions in terms of their impact on profitability.
  6. Analyze the risk management process.
  7. Differentiate between various types of insurance.
  8. Analyze liability, personal and commercial loss exposure.
  9. Describe the coverages provided by the most common insurance programs.
  10. Explain general policy provisions for various types of insurance.
  11. Compare and contrast personal insurance coverages.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this 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* for this program. 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.

* 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:

  • 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 CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

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

Program 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

Program 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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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 advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

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