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This program is offered at Clark State's Online location.

The Banking option at Clark State Community College provides a well-rounded education consisting of basic management courses with concentrated studies related to the Banking industry in consumer lending, investments, customer service, and money and banking. The associate degree provides students not only with fundamental knowledge and skills for the banking industry but also the skills needed to serve in management and supervisory capacities.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules. Students with significant business experience, where expertise equals or exceeds the outcomes of a particular course(s), are offered two options for earning experiential credit. Proficiency exams are available for selected courses. Other courses may allow a student to potentially earn credit through a portfolio presentation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in Banking, a graduate will be able to do the following:

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  • Effectively use communications and human relations knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations.
  • Analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global business trends.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the banking industry.

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Degree Availability

The Banking courses in this option are available online. Other courses are available during the day and the evening in Springfield, at the Greene Center, and online. Each semester offers an 8-week A term, B term, 16- week C term with a 10-week D term offered during the summer. Students should consult with an advisor for the recommended sequencing of courses.

Transfer Options

Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor’s degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor’s completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Humanities/Social Science Electives

A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog. Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co requisites, including college preparatory (CPE) requirements.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

Course Title Credits
Fall
BNK 1000 Principles of Banking 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
MGT 1000 Management Program Orientation 1
MGT 1100 Personal Finance 3
MGT 1115 Customer Relations 2
 
Spring
BNK 1100 Consumer Lending 3
BNK 2000 Introduction into Investments 3
BNK 2100 Money & Banking 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
 
Fall
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective (GA)* 3
 
Spring
MGT 2270 Business Finance 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
-- Co-op or Technical Elective** 2
 
  Total Credit Hours 60

*Must be a global awareness (GA) course and may come from social/behavioral sciences or arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog as General Education for technical programs.

** Technical electives must total 2 or more semester hours. They may come from any combination of courses not already prescribed that use the following course codes: HRM, INS, LSC, MGT, MKT, ACC, CSD, CSE, ITS (except ITS 0800, ITS 0810), NTK, OAD, and RES.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.