Business - Bilingual Banking and Finance
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Business - Bilingual Banking and Finance

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 30 credit hours
Financial institutions are looking for bilingual employees.  This program can lead to entry level job placement with financial institutions.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1103 MULTICULTURAL ENGLISH COMPOSITION I OR Gen Ed  
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    BUS 1323 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS CAREERS 3 Support
    SPAN 1115 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I 5 Gen Ed  
    BUS 1083 EMPLOYMENT TRANSITIONS 3 Support  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    CS 1103 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS 3 Support  
    BF 1303 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 3 Major C
    BUS 2033 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Support C
    SPAN 1010 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I 3 Gen Ed  
    FIN 2500 FINANCIAL SERVICES INTERNSHIP 3 Major C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (6 credit hours) Banking and Finance: (C)BF 1303; Finance: (C)FIN 2500

    General Education Courses: (11 credit hours) English: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113; Spanish: SPAN 1010; SPAN 1115

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (12 credit hours) Business: BUS 1083; (C)BUS 1323; (C)BUS 2033; Computer Science: CS 1103

    (C) - A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

  • Course Descriptions

    Banking and Finance

    BF 1303 - INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will trace the history, the organization and the operations of the commercial financial industry and explain the impact of these fundamental financial concepts on today’s economy. (This course is generally offered in the fall semester only.)

    Business

    BUS 1083 - EMPLOYMENT TRANSITIONS
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    This class will provide students an opportunity to gain the proper skills for successful entry or reentry into their field of interest for employment. Students will be required to complete a personal inventory assessing their interests, abilities, and experiences for strategic career planning. Job readiness skills, including keyboarding, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, interpersonal ("soft skills") and professional demeanor, will be addressed. Particular focus will regard the qualities that today's employers are seeking in job candidates, such as integrity, accountability, competence, and critical thinking.

    BUS 1323 - MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS CAREERS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the ability to use basic mathematical processes, and use mathematical concepts in solving everyday business problems in operations, trade, taxation, accounting and finance.

    BUS 2033 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or by evaluation. Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3 CREDITS

    Business Communication is a survey course of communication skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes business writing such as e-mail, memos, letters, reports, employment communication, and other types of digital media; delivering oral presentations; and developing interpersonal soft skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills is integrated with the use of technology.

    Computer Science

    CS 1103 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of computers and their application. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system, an office suite, productivity tools, as well as the Internet at an introductory level. Advanced Standing is available.

    English

    ENGL 1103 - MULTICULTURAL ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    Multicultural English Composition I for multicultural and international students who speak a second language.

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    Finance

    FIN 2500 - FINANCIAL SERVICES INTERNSHIP
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score., FIN 1013 or by evaluation. Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    1-6 CREDITS

    The course will assist students in earning academic credit in a planned process that integrates academic preparation with supervised work experience. Students will work in an approved financial services environment with cooperating employers for a specified period of time, and will attend arranged lectures relating to a variety of financial services topics.

    Spanish

    SPAN 1010 - CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    VARIABLE 1-4 CREDITS

    The beginning student will develop oral communication skills through intensive practice in Spanish with a focus on listening and speaking activities. The student will be able to function in Spanish on topics of everyday life. This class is taught completely in Spanish. Credit is variable and, with different content, may be repeated for up to 4 credits.

    SPAN 1115 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    5 CREDITS

    The beginning student will acquire fundamental proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. The student will also explore important aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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