Are you interested in making a difference in a service-oriented career that is rich in employment and advancement opportunities? If so, consider enrolling in the Insurance program to begin a career in insurance or risk management. To get your foot in the door, you must possess the skills that insurance and risk management companies are looking for — communication, technology, problem-solving, research, analytics, and organizational skills — and our Insurance program can help you get there. This program will prepare you for a career in insurance — as an appraiser, underwriter, adjuster, or sales agent. Other possible careers include risk management specialist or industrial safety or health engineer.

Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of the insurance industry, principles of property and liability insurance, health, life, personal, and commercial insurance, and risk management. You will also learn effective techniques for planning and organizing personal and business insurance strategies and developing the strong critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills necessary for being successful in the insurance or risk management industries.

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Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

SCC Program Description

Are you seeking a fulfilling career that you can enter without a bachelor’s degree? If so, you should consider a career in the insurance industry. Insurance protects people and companies from financial loss due to unexpected events, so you can make a valuable difference to society in so many ways. You can work for large companies like GEICO, State Farm, The Hartford, Liberty Mutual, Farmer’s, Nationwide, and many other reputable companies or even start your own insurance agency. This program will prepare you for a wide variety of professions in the insurance industry.

The Risk Management and Insurance program can help prepare you for the AINS certification exams. The AINS (Associate of General Insurance) certification is a valuable, nationally recognized verification of your knowledge in general property and liability insurance.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Insurance or business internships
  • DECA (student business association with professional development opportunities)
  • Service learning and volunteerism

Course Format/Textbooks

Course Format/Textbooks

Classes are offered in various formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no-cost material your instructors provide. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.