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Management - Insurance Option

Management - Insurance Option

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.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations
  • Analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global business trends.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective handling of insurance claims and adjustments.
  • Demonstrate effective use of communication and human relations knowledge and skills.
Course Title Credits
INS 1050 Property and Liability Insurance Principles (A Term) 3
INS 1100 Insurance Claims Handling Principles/Practices (A Term) 3
INS 1115 Customer Service for the Insurance Industry (B Term) 2
INS 1200 Software for the Insurance Claims Industry (B Term) 1
INS 1325 Property Coverages (B Term) 3
INS 1400 Property Loss Adjusting (A Term) 5
FYE 1101 College Success (A Term) 1
ENG 1111 English I (B Term) 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics ^(B Term) 3
ENG 1112 English II ***(D Term)  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication ***(D Term) 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications ^*(D Term) 3
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management 3
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
-- Technical Elective**** 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I  
or MGT 2450 Data Analytics 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective (GA)** 3
  Total credit hours 61
(A) = A term (8 weeks) | (B) = B term (8 weeks) | (C) = C term (16 weeks) | (D) = D term (10 weeks)

An appropriate Accuplacer placements, ACT, or SAT score will satisfy the respective CPE requirement.

^Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Credit Available.

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 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 appropriate number of hours assigned. 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 0700, ITS 0710, ITS 1105), 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.

Academic Preparation

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.

Transfer Information

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.

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Adam John Parrillo, Ph.D. Dean, School of Business and Applied Technologies