Insurance Certificates from Oklahoma City Community College
Learn tools of the trade from industry professionals in this top business program.
Today, the insurance business is a trillion-dollar industry that employs millions of people in the United States. As Americans continue to age and wealth continues to grow, the demand for insurance professionals will increase as well.
If you have an interest in this ever-growing career field, consider the certificate of mastery in insurance at Oklahoma City Community College.
All of our community college business programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The insurance program at Oklahoma City Community College requires you to complete 27 credit hours in courses including the principles of insurance, personal insurance, commercial insurance and communications.
The insurance classes are taught by professors who have worked in the insurance industry so you’ll benefit from their years of experience in the field while getting hands-on knowledge.
In fact, you can also earn professional designations from the Insurance Institute of America, such as the associate in general insurance or associate in claims. Visit www.TheInstitutes.org for more information.
Insurance Certificates at Oklahoma City Community College
At Oklahoma City Community College, there are two options for students interested in this career field:
- A certificate of mastery in insurance: This program teaches the skills needed for entry-level positions with opportunities for advancement in the insurance industry without the general education requirements needed for an associate degree.
- An associate degree in applied science with an emphasis in business with a general option : The credits earned in the certificate of mastery in insurance program can apply toward this degree. The finance program prepares management trainees to work in customer service or credit departments at financial institutions.
But, if you are interested in transferring your business degree to a four-year college or university, talk with an academic advisor. You probably want an associate degree in science in business rather than an associate degree in applied science.
When you enroll in the certificate of mastery in insurance program at OCCC, you’ll study:
- Principles of Insurance
- Personal Finance
- Principles of Personal Insurance
- Principles of Commercial Insurance
Visit OCCC’s online college course catalog for full details on your business degree options, including fun and challenging business elective classes. There you’ll find full requirements for business degrees and descriptions of business classes. You can also check the current business program schedule for evening and online course options.
Professor of Business/ Co-Director Center for International Business
Professor of Business/Co-Director Center for International Business, Oklahoma City Community College. Adjunct Professor of International Business, Oklahoma City University. EDUCATION Post Graduate Diploma in Business, Robert Kennedy College, 2010 MBA Finance/International Business, Oklahoma City University, 1990 Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, ABE, England, 1984 Diploma in Business Studies, Stamford College, Singapore, 1982 Teaching experience: 28 years of teaching experience in Malaysia, China, Singapore, Canada and the United States in the disciplines of Management, International Finance, International Marketing, Corporate Finance and Investments. Industry experience: 26 years of work experience in the insurance, property appraisal and broadcasting industries. Has been involved for many years in business matchmaking ventures between America and Chinese entreprises.
Professor of Business
Anita Williams has been a Professor of Business and Chair of the Finance Program at Oklahoma City Community College for twenty years. Prior to that, she was the Coordinator for the Finance Program for ten years, after working in the banking industry. She received her degrees from OCCC and the University of Central Oklahoma."I truly believe in Benjamin Franklin's quote, 'An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,' and admire our students who have made a commitment to continue their education."
Careers in Insurance for Oklahoma City Community College Graduates
After earning your certificate of mastery in insurance, you’ll be ready to immediately start work in an entry-level position at an agency or with a company provider. From there, the sky’s the limit in your new career.
Or, you might choose to continue your courses and work toward an OCCC associate degree in business finance, with a general option.