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Risk Management and Insurance

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Risk Management and Insurance program is designed to provide students with foundational skills in insurance and risk management. This program encourages development of critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills as well as techniques for planning and organizing personal and business insurance strategies. Courses offer a framework of knowledge including an introduction to the insurance industry, risk management, principles of property and liability insurance, health, life, personal, and commercial insurance. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Risk Management and Insurance is also available and is fully embedded in this program.


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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Associate Degree
Risk Management and Insurance (DEG)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2020

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (INS100, COM+++, GBS+++, MKT+++, [FYC], (COM), (CRE))
  • Analyze risk-based scenarios using basic financial principles. (INS200, INS205, INS210, ACC+++, FIN+++, INS+++, SBS+++, [MA])
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (CIS105, BPC110, CIS113DE, CIS114DE, CIS117DM, INS+++, MKT+++)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats. (INS200, INS205, INS210, GBS+++, TQM+++, [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SG/SQ], (CRE))
  • Analyze legal, regulatory, ethical and social implications of insurance decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups, and companies. (INS100, INS200, INS205, INS210, IBS+++, INS+++, MGT+++, REA+++, [HU], [SB])
  • Assess the insurance needs of individuals and businesses. (INS100, INS200, INS205, INS210, INS+++)
  • Evaluate underwriting and claims functions in terms of their impact on profitability. (INS100, INS200, INS205, INS210, INS+++)
  • Create a risk management plan to meet the needs of individuals and businesses. (INS205, INS210, EPS+++, INS+++)
  • Propose the appropriate insurance coverage to various risk-based scenarios. (INS100, INS200, INS205, INS210, INS+++)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
INS100Insurance Industry Profession3
INS200Principles of Property and Liability Insurance3
INS205Personal Insurance3
INS210Commercial Insurance3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3)3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must choose twenty-four (24) industry/job related credits from the list of Restricted Electives below.
Students must choose 6-9 credits from:
Any INS Insurance Studies course except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.6-9
Students must choose a total of 15-18 credits from other Business courses listed up to the maximum number of credits allowed for each prefix.
ACC+++++Any ACC Accounting course(s)0-9
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing (3) OR
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet (3) OR
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3)0-3
COM+++++Any COM Communication course(s)0-3
EPS+++++Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s)0-6
FIN+++++Any FIN Financial Planning course(s)0-6
GBS+++++Any additional GBS General Business course(s) 0-6 (Recommend GBS120 or GBS233 as one of the course options)
IBS+++++Any IBS International Business course(s)0-3
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)0-6
MKT+++++Any MKT Marketing course(s)0-6
REA+++++Any REA Real Estate course(s)0-6
SBS+++++Any SBS Small Business Management course(s)0-6
TQM+++++Any TQM Total Quality Management course(s)0-6
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
MAT1++ recommended.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.

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