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    Mar 20, 2023  
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Banking | A.A.B.

As Banking procedures in the world economies become more complex, the future for a two-year college graduate is increasingly promising. Individuals with an education and knowledge-base related to banking, banking regulations, finance and the economy, are highly needed! This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to advance in career paths that align with their particular interests and abilities in the field of banking. In addition to the specific technical skills related to the banking industry, students will learn skills in other areas such as customer service, marketing, sales fundamentals, finance, planning and organization, problem solving and decision making, communication, accounting and business. Curricula base developed by the American Bankers Association.  NOTE  At the core of this degree are at least 36 credit hours that will transfer to a bachelor’s degree in this discipline. It is recommended that students who intend to transfer work closely with an advisor. Some schools accept additional courses for transfer or prefer the Associate of Science degree.

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
demonstrate skills in written and oral communication;
use good interpersonal skills and interact in a team environment;
demonstrate awareness of global world/economic/business issues;
distinguish the value of good ethical standards and their application to business and banking;
demonstrate respect for cultural differences and differing points of view in the business environment;
demonstrate proficiency with business technology for both research and communication of banking fundamentals and financial information;
identify the important components of the external environment of a business and explain how the environment influences change; and
demonstrate knowledge of the banking industry and related financial concepts.

Semester 1

  BNK 111S Principles of Banking   3 C   ►Meet with advisor to establish student education plan, two-way communication and academic partnership.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  CIT 110S Computer Concepts and Applications     3    
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3    
  ENG 121S Composition I     3    
  MTH 119S Business Mathematics   3    
  MKT 218S Customer Service   1    
  Credit Hours 16    

Semester 2

  ACC 121S Introduction to Financial Accounting   4     ►Student to meet with transfer advisor at four-year school.
►Advisor to evaluate student’s eligibility for a Banking Fundamentals Short-Term Technical Certificate. 
  BUS 110S Introduction to Business   3    
  BUS 116S Personal Finance   3    
  MKT 112S Effective Selling   3    
  Humanities Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 16      
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.        

Semester 3

  ACC 122S Introduction to Managerial Accounting   4     ►Student should meet with Career Services.
►Advisor to evaluate student’s eligibility to graduate with Banking Certificate.
►Student to meet with advisor to identify internship opportunities.
  BNK 121S Consumer Lending   3 C  
  ECO 221S Principles of Microeconomics   3    
  CIT 232S Spreadsheets   3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective1 3    
  Credit Hours 16    
  1To be chosen from PSY 121S or SOC 121S.      

Semester 4

  BUS 221S Principles of Organizational Behavior    3     ►Student to submit graduation application.
►Advisor to review student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
►Advisor approves graduation application and encourages student to participate in  commencement ceremony. 
  BUS 223S Business Communication   3    
  BUS 229S Business Finance   3    
  BUS 235S Business Law       4    
  BNK 291L Internship Experience  AND     2 C  
  BNK 291R Internship Seminar   1 C  
  Credit Hours 16    

Total Credit Hours | 64

♦ Designed for students who have completed prerequisites and have met college preparatory requirements in math, English and basic computer skills.