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Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.
Finance is one of the fastest growing and highest paid fields in business.
A tremendous range of opportunities for finance professionals can be found in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Professionals in the financial services industry are employed in such areas as commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, money managing, insurance and real estate. Almost every firm, government agency and organization have financial managers who oversee the preparation of financial reports, direct investment activities and implement cash management strategies.
At SCC, finance students may choose from two pathways:
Four-Year Path: Associate of Arts Degree
The two-year Associate of Arts transfer degree with an emphasis in pre-business will provide you with a good foundation before continuing your education in finance at a four-year institution. The Associate of Arts transfer degree parallels the first two years of a business degree at senior institutions, so many of your community college credits will transfer towards the bachelor's degree. With the bachelor's degree, students can look forward to earning certifications such as:
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
- Required general education courses
Certificate of Specialization
This certificate program provides students with improved banking and finance skills. This certificate program targets people already in the workforce, seeking to improve skills or wanting to obtain new skills. The specialized certificate requires 15 credit hours, no General Education credits and consists of five classes.