Financial Services - Certificate of Proficiency

Warning message

Database connection is not available. Please check back later.


Program Description

The Financial Services Certificate is designed for persons interested in entry-level positions in the banking and financial services industry.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Financial Services Certificate, the successful student will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate alternatives that lead to successful accomplishment of organizational objectives
  • Create and present information in written, oral, and symbolic forms to clearly convey business information  
  • Formulates strategies to collect and evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to support organizational objectives
  • Recognize and assesses ethical dilemmas in the workplace
  • Recognize and adapt interpersonal behaviors and communication styles to effectively collaborate in a multicultural world

In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards:

  • Prepare business documents such as written reports, oral and visual presentations
  • Present data using current software applications
  • Solve practical problems in business, including percentages, payroll, simple and compound interest, trade discounts, markups, depreciation and overhead allocation 
  • Create and maintain positive customer relations by understanding the practices that foster customer retention and loyalty
  • Develop the interpersonal skills necessary to build effective on-going customer relationships
  • Prepare and deliver sales presentations 

Program Requirements

A Financial Services Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 40 credits in courses numbered 100 or above.  All core and General Education requirements must be met.

Program Information

Admission: Students are accepted into the program every quarter.

Length of Program: Full-time students would typically complete a 40-credit program in four quarters, after basic skills and/or pre-college are complete.

Special Program Note: Students entering the Financial Services Certificate or Business AAS program should take the Placement test prior to enrolling in the program. This test will determine whether students need to take basic skills and/or pre-college courses. Please call (360) 754-7711, ext. 4625 for additional information.

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE OPTION:   If a degree is desired, 40 credits can be applied toward the Business Administration degree.

Additional Program Information

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Educational Plan

Financial Services

Certificate of Proficiency
40 credits

Core Requirements

Shared between our Certificate and Degree

No course description for: BUS&101
No course description for: BUS140
No course description for: OFTEC108
No course description for: OFTEC260
No course description for: COOP190
No course description for: PSYC116

General Education Requirements

No course description for: ENGL&101

Additional Communication: Choose one of the following:
No course description for: CMST&220
No course description for: CMST240

Computation: Choose one of the following:
No course description for: BUS104
No course description for: MATH&146


Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 2, 2012