What will you learn?
Banking is a degree option that prepares students for entry-level careers in banking. Students will be expected to complete at least one course through the Center for Financial Planning.
- Define basic banking principles.
- Interpret accounting data.
- Analyze financial statements.
- Calculate business statistical data and quantify a variety of other business data.
- Summarize and appreciate the lending process.
- Appreciate the role of law in the banking field.
- Define traditional functions of management and their contributions to strategic planning.
What will you do?
Transfer to a four-year college or university, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:
- Commercial Banking
- Retail/Consumer Banking
- Credit Analysis
- Trust Services
- Mortgage Loans
- Branch Management
60-61 total credits
26 credits General Education Requirements + 34-35 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
This course explores the basic statements of an accounting system: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Retained Earnings. Students will examine the accounting cycle with an emphasis on the methods of accumulating and summarizing data generated by business transactions. Students will apply their manual accounting skills to an automated accounting system using a learning management system. Areas of concentration will include adjusting entries, closing process, inventory analysis, merchandising transactions, cash control procedures, and receivables. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085
NOTES: BUS 239, Principles of Banking: This course is offered only through the Center for Financial Training at a cost which may be different than HCC courses, and financial aid might not be available.
Credits earned from a CFT course are transferred into an HCC program upon successful completion of the course. Therefore, students may not be considered a full-time HCC student while enrolled in a CFT course.
Students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program should look at the following options: B023 Business Administration MassTransfer to state universities including UMass and Westfield State University; B034 Business Administration General Transfer to most four-year private colleges; B045 Paralegal Option for transfer to Elms College and Bay Path University; B056 Hospitality Management Transfer to state universities including UMass and to Johnson & Wales University; or B096 Sport Management transfer to state and private universities.