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Associate in Science

Financial Services (Financial Planning Associate) (2137)

The Financial Planning Associate program will enable you to embark upon a profitable and rewarding career in financial services. One of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. is financial planning. This field is particularly strong in Jacksonville where many large financial services companies are located. Banks, insurance companies, credit unions, brokerage firms, investment advisors and financial planners are looking for qualified and motivated degree students. You have two options upon graduation from our program: seek employment as a paraplanner or in another financial services capacity, or continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning at the University of North Florida, which accepts our program credits. For more information, call 904.632.5064.

This A.S. degree articulates to a bachelor of business administration degree in financial services at the University of North Florida. See more information on articulation.

Estimated tuition is $3,984 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact program manager about additional costs (textbooks, fees and materials).


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
ENC 1102 Writing About Non-Fiction 3
LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature: Writing
About Fiction
  *Humanities 6
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
  **Laboratory Science 4
  **Non-Lab Science 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I 3
  Credit Hours 28


Professional Courses
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting 4
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for
Business and Economics
ECO 2023 Principles of Economics II 3
FIN 1122 Fundamentals of Financial Planning 3
FIN 1943 Internship 3
FIN 2123 Investment Planning, Retirement
Planning and Employee Benefits
MAC 2233 Calculus for Business and Social
RMI 1521 Principles of Insurance (INS-21) 3
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
  Credit Hours 32

Total Credit Hours: 60

Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
*Any Gordon Rule Humanities
**Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics

The associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to transfer to a four-year university. Students who are primarily interested in preparation for employment upon graduation should consider the associate in applied science program in Financial Services (A137).


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