Risk Management and Insurance Studies

If you are interested in starting a program before the date listed, please contact Mark Barton at mark.barton@scottsdalecc.edu.


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.

Program Code

5842 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Risk Management and Insurance Fall 2020

3172 Associate of Applied Science in Risk Management and Insurance Fall 2020

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Program Contacts

Mark Barton, Program Director
Office: BUS 130
Phone: (480) 425-6913
mark.barton@scottsdalecc.edu

Sue Sandblom, Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: (480) 425-6792
susan.sandblom@scottsdalecc.edu

Brenda Lawson, Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: (480) 423-6253
brenda.lawson@scottsdalecc.edu

Program Notes:

Set up an advising meeting by emailing mark.barton@scottsdalecc.edu

Transfer Options

This program does NOT transfer into a business degree program at a university. To pursue a bachelor’s degree in business, please follow the Business University Transfer (ABUS) program.

Career Outlook

Careers in insurance have a very bright outlook, and certain positions are expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years. In Arizona, jobs as Insurance Sales Agents are expected to grow 25% while jobs as personal financial advisors are expected to grow 29%. As baby boomers retire from insurance careers, many positions will be available in the near future.

Employment Outlook*

The salary range for insurance professionals range from $26,000 to $96,000, depending on the position and whether or not you have a college degree.

Job titles associated with insurance include:

  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Professionals
  • Insurance Agency Manager
  • Financial Advisors

*Source: Occupational Information Network (O*NET) at https://www.onetonline.org.

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