Program Overview

Students who have their eye set on employment within a bank or other center of finance may wish to consider Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Financial Services Technical Diploma program. This program is offered completely online to allow for a non-traditional academic experience. Earning a Financial Services diploma could be an ideal fit for students who are currently working full time and cannot attend traditional on-campus classes. Successful graduates of this program will earn a technical diploma that they can immediately use to aid in their employment search.

Focused on teaching students a foundation of financial-based skills that are needed in areas like banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and other consumer-based finance companies, students will learn how the global and local economy affects banking on a year-to-year basis. This diploma also includes training in basic accounting skills. Technology classes offer an education on the most common used financial software that is used in most banks and accounting offices. Students will potentially learn how to sell financial services to a wide variety of consumers. Topics like Investment and Credit Management are included to insure that students are able to function in the often complex task of financial consultants.

This program consists of 28 credit hours of classes and is typically completed in less than a year. Students who have an interest in pursuing an AS in Accounting will have the option to potentially transfer the credits earned into an online associate's degree program offered by Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Diploma

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public, two-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MATC was founded in 1912 as the Continuation School after Charles McCarthy asked State Legislature to pass a law creating a statewide network of continuation schools. Today, MATC offers classes at campuses in downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, West Allis, and Mequon. The Mequon Campus features the largest wind turbine on a college campus in the state.

    Milwaukee Area Technical College offers degree, diploma, certificate and apprentice programs. Many students who attend MATC plan to earn a bachelor’s degree by transferring to a four-year college. Accelerated programs are offered for full-time working adults, as well as online programs for degrees, diplomas, and certificates from all of MATC's schools.


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