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

The Insurance option at Clark State Community College 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.

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 Insurance, 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 effective handling of insurance claims and adjustments.

The first five outcomes should be in the following order for each program under management, followed by the specific one for the option. The certificates will be different

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. (Effective Spring Semester 2017)

Degree Availability
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.

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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.

All business students are expected to use information technology skills as it applies to course requirements within all management options. 

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

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 1100 College Success (A Term) 1
ENG 1111 English I (B Term) 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications (B Term) 3
ENG 1112 English II (D Term)or  
ENG 2211 Business Communication (D Term) 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics (D Term) 3
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior (A Term) 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management (A Term) 3
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics (B Term) 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management (C Term) 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting (A Term) 4
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business (A Term) 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone)  (B Term) 3
-- Technical Elective*** 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I (D Term)or  
MGT 2450 Data Analytics (D Term) 3
-- Arts/Humanities**** (D Term) 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.

* 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.

** If these courses are taken during regular semester then student can graduate in Spring, otherwise student will graduate at end of Summer second.

*** Technical electives must total 3 semester hours. They may come from any combination of courses (including online courses) not already prescribed that use the following course codes: BNK, HRM, INS, LSC, MGT, MKT, ACC, CSD, CSE, ITS (except ITS 0800, ITS 0810), NTK, OAD, and RES. 

**** Must be a global awareness (GA) course and come from arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog.

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.

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