Financial Planning (BMPC1)
Metropolitan Community College offers a Financial Planning Certificate program that is designed to provide students an education within the many different areas of the financial planning field. Students will gain real-world experience in retirement planning, estate planning, and tax-advantaged investments. This program is designed for individuals that have a strong foundation in leadership and communication skills. In addition, students should be flexible, detail-oriented and great problem solvers. The certificate program is a registered program of the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards Inc.
The program awards the Financial Planning Certificate of Achievement after successful completion. Students will be required to complete a total of 49.5 credit hours and the required courses to maintain eligibility for graduation. The 54 credits are divided into 13.5 general education and 36 major requirement credits.
The general education courses are designed to provide students a broad education within many subjects. The courses should provide students the fundamental knowledge and expertise that is essential for future careers. Students will be required to complete 4.5 communication, 4.5 humanities/social science, and 4.5 quantitative/numeracy skill credits.
The major requirement courses within the certificate program will develop the specific skills that are required within the field of financial planning. Students will need to complete 8 courses for a total of 36 credits. Some of the courses are Investments, Financial Planning Principles, Business Finance, and Income Tax Planning.
Major requirement courses will offer instruction within a variety of subjects. Students will learn topics such as fixed-income securities, current asset management, living trusts, and life insurance. Students should also gain experience with income tax planning, evaluation of investment decisions, and assessment of long-term care insurance.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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