Enroll in Rio Salado's Insurance Studies Program!
The Certificate of Completion in Insurance Studies, which is the first of its kind in Arizona and for community colleges, was created in direct response to an industry need to fill current job vacancies and projected employment shortfalls. The program was designed by Rio Salado College in collaboration with Glendale (GCC) and Mesa (MCC) Community Colleges, the Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD) and 35 insurance professionals from 20 different insurance companies to prepare individuals for entry-level jobs in the growing insurance industry and enhance the skills of current insurance employees.
The program focuses on general knowledge of the insurance industry and touches on property and liability insurance, personal and commercial insurance.
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Insurance Studies Application
Students who wish to earn the Certificate of Completion in Insurance Studies must complete a simple program application. Please note, students who are new to the Maricopa Community Colleges will need to follow a few easy steps to create an MEID account.
Developed in coordination with the Arizona Insurance Council, Copper Point, State Farm, MetLife, the Arizona Insurance Workforce, Surplus Line Association of Arizona Foundation and the Risk and Insurance Management Society, as well as other insurance providers, this is a unique certificate designed to prepare graduates to fill the growing need for employees in the insurance industry.
According to a recent survey by the Arizona Insurance Workforce Initiative, hiring needs will grow moderately-to-significantly by 2018. Since several insurance companies, such as USAA, State Farm, and Lovitt and Touche, are based in Arizona, the opportunities may be even greater. State Farm, in particular, is currently expanding its operations in Tempe and will be hiring many new candidates in the coming year.
Information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program is available at http://www.riosalado.edu/web/gainful-employment/insurance-studies/gedt.html.
Testimonial: The Value of an Insurance Career
“As the property and casualty insurance industry continues to view Arizona as a growth opportunity for regional office placement and expansion, we need to continue our work with Arizona’s education community to assure that the ‘best and brightest’ students fully understand the value of, and are fully prepared for, an insurance career – a career that offers a variety of opportunities for personal growth, financial stability, and the ability to feel good about their contributions to their community.”
Lamont D. Boyd, CPCU, AIM
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