Finance

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Finance program of study is to prepare students for employment in financial institutions, government, and other positions that relate to financial matters, by educating them in the knowledge and skills concerning personal or private finance. This program is also ideal for those wishing to upgrade their skills for possible promotion or for an increase or change in job responsibilities.  The program is not designed for college transfer, although some individual courses and/or the program may transfer with approval from four-year institutions.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110
or
COMPOSITION I 
or
3
ENGL 125 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS  3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
ECON 105
or
SURVEY OF ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES 
or
3
ECON 110 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  3
BUS 120 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS  3
LABORATORY SCIENCE * 4
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 120 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  4
ACCTG 121 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING  4
BANK 120 MONEY AND BANKING  3
BANK 125 ANALYZING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  3
BUS 121 PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE  3
BUS 200 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS  3
BUS 215 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS  3
BUS 220 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FINANCE  3
BUS 230
or
PRINCIPLES OF INVESTMENTS 
or
3
BUS 260 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP  3
BUS 240 PERSONAL FINANCE  3
CMGEN 120
or
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 
or
3
CMPSC 120 BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS  3
MKTG 112 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING  3
MKTG 201 SALES  3

* See specific requirements for the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110 or ENGL 125; BUS 120; ACCTG 120; Laboratory Science
Spring Semester 1BUS 215; BUS 200; MKTG 201; ACCTG 121
Fall Semester 2BANK 125; BUS 220; ECON 105 or ECON 110; BUS 121; BUS 240
Spring Semester 2BANK 120; MKTG 112; BUS 230 or BUS 260; CMGEN 120 or CMPSC 120; COMM 110

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309)694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Finance

Career Pathway:
Banking and Related Services