Financial Services (16cr) Program

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Other

Instructional Program (CIP)

Finance, General. 520801


Program Type CIP Lookup: 52.0801
Occupation Title O-Net SOC: 41-3031.00
Hourly Wage 1: $23.76
Program Name: SCC Financial Services (16 cr)

Course Objective: This 16-week program provides an overview of investments, financial
services, exam preparation, workplace communication, customer service skills and

Description: The program will prepare students to enter the financial service
industry and prepare them for the SIE® Exam. Students can learn professional skills and
develop a strong foundation to work at companies such as Charles Schwab, Bank of
America, Merrill Edge, Nationwide, Vanguard and CIM Group. These partners are seeking
entry-level professionals who have completed this program and exam. Career Pathways:
relationship specialist, financial services professional, account representative (non-IT),
personal banker, personal financial advisor, sales agent, and more. Competencies to be
achieved: Knowledge of capital markets, understanding products and their risks,
understanding trading customer accounts and prohibited activities overview of the regulatory

Total Cost of Program: $1937.85 = Tuition $1552.00 (SCC), Books $330.85 (Pass Perfect and Follett Bookstore) + Registration $30.00 (SCC), Exam Fees $0.00 Testing/Exam (SCC issues voucher for FINRA Exam), Graduation Fee $25.00 (SCC)
*SPECIAL NOTE: Program fees go to multiple vendors and will be outlined in the proposal letter. Fees may vary.*

Provide a list of all books required for the program:

GBS 151     15410 ISBN: 9780357122945  BUSN12 ($109.00)

GBS 261     16435 Pass Perfect: Pass Plus  SIE Exam ($105.75)

MKT 271     15434 No books required for this course.

GBS 120      16198  No books required for this course.

GBS 261LL  16436 Pass Perfect: Pass Plus (same as GBS 261-16435)

MGT 251      16026    ISBN: 9781264069286 Human Relations in Organizations ($105.50) + $4.99 Digital Delivery Fee

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program: Computer w/ microphone, speaker and internet access

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Mollie Sutherland
Phone number: 480-423-6138

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
● Program offers access to industry corporate partners.
● Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: Click here to learn more about the background and licensing restrictions link
● Other requirements needed to work in industry: At least 18 years old, HS Diploma or Equivalent (GED) and Passing Score (70%) on FINRA SIE® Exam for hiring opportunity

Refund Policy:

Industry Recognized: Yes
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Stackable: No
Career Pathway: relationship specialist, financial services professional, account representative (non-IT), personal banker, sales agent
Portable: Yes
Accredited Curriculum: Yes
Accrediting Agency and link to website: The Higher Learning Commission

Credential Attainment Rate: Unavailable at the time of update.
Courses to complete

1st 8-Weeks:

GBS 151 (3) Introduction To Business

GBS 261 (3) Investments I

MKT 271 (3) Principles of Marketing/Sales

2nd 8-Weeks:

GBS 261LL (1) Investments II

MGT 126/251 (3) Customer Service Skills and Strategies

GBS 120 (3) Workplace Communication Skills 


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Scottsdale Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, Arizona

Local WIB

7 - ARIZONA@WORK - Maricopa County

Name of Credential

Securities Industry Essentials Certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - HLC

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Graduation Fees


In-State/District Tuition

$1,552.00 16 credits x $97.00

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee

$30.00 $15.00 per semester

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

41-3031.00Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$23.76 per hour
Required Certification: FINRA SIE

Provider Status



9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

Phone Number

(480) 423-6138

Web Address

Last Updated

Jun 10, 2024


Dec 02, 2021


Dec 20, 2022

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