This program is available at the Online location.
The Insurance 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 or B term track, with a D term offered during the summer. Students should consult with an advisor for the recommended sequencing of courses.
The Insurance option at Clark State provides a well-rounded education consisting of basic management courses with concentrated studies related to the insurance industry in claims handling, property loss adjusting, customer service, and claims software. The insurance courses prepare the students for the (Associate in Claims) AIC 30 and AIC 31 certification exams. The associate degree provides students not only with fundamental knowledge and skills for the insurance industry but also the skills needed to serve in management and supervisory capacities.
All business students are expected to use information technology skills as it applies to course requirements within all management options.
Embedded Certificate This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.
* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.
** Must be a global awareness (GA) course and come from arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog.
***Students who plan on transferring courses for advanced degree work should verify the best/appropriate course selection based on the receiving institution's degree requirements.
**** Technical electives must total three (3) 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, EBE (except EBE 1100), ITS (except ITS 0800, ITS 0810, ITS 1100), NTK, OAD, and RES. ACC 1300 is recommended for HRM students.
The program schedule 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 should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co-requisites, including college preparatory requirements.
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.
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.
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.