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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September and January

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program provides the financial planning knowledge to prepare students for careers in the financial services sector. Graduates will have a good understanding of Canadian securities and personal financial planning along with the marketing skills needed to sell financial services and products.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Third-year internship in a financial institution for qualifying students, which allows for practical experiential learning and networking opportunities with possible future employers.
  • Provides training to write the licensing exams for the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and the Life License Qualification Program (LLQP).
  • Up-to-date computer labs using financial planning software that is similar to the programs currently used by professionals in the field of finance.
  • Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities exist for entry level positions in financial institutions including banks and credit unions, investment firms, stock and mortgage brokerages, credit departments and insurance companies.

DEGREE COMPLETION
Graduates may receive credits towards: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B851
  • Second year students must enroll in the Canadian Securities Course (additional cost of approximately $1,100).
  • Third year students must enroll in the LLQP qualifier course (additional cost of approximately $250).
  • Ontario Colleges and McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Sign Memorandum of Agreement Regarding Student Transfer to Business Diploma Programs

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ACC110
3
Accounting Concepts I
BUS108
3
Introduction to Canadian Business
ECN110
3
Macroeconomics
MTH146
4
Mathematics of Personal Finance
MGN105
3
Introduction to Human Resources
COM103
3
Business Communications 1
MIC101
1
Introduction to Word-Processing Software
MIC102
1
Introduction to Presentation Software

Semester 2
ACC210
3
Accounting Concepts II
ECN210
3
Microeconomics
MRK202
3
Introduction to Canadian Marketing
ELEC1030
3
Choose an Elective
MTH237
3
Statistical Concepts
COM203
3
Business Communications 2
BUS207
2
Basic Spreadsheeting

Semester 3
FIN302
4
Investment Principles I
FIN303
4
Personal Financial Planning
BUS300
3
Business Law
MRK317
4
Multimedia Sales Presentations
MGN310
3
Organizational Behaviour
ACC335
3
Canadian Income Tax I

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
FIN402
3
Investment Principles II
FIN300
4
Introduction to Canadian Securities
ACC444
3
Financial Management I
ENT500
3
Entrepreneurship
MGN320
3
Management Principles
ELEC1030
3
Choose an Elective



Semester 5
FIN400
4
Introduction to Canadian Securities II
FIN501
3
Taxation for Financial Planners
FIN506
3
Retirement and Estate Planning
ACC544
3
Financial Management II
ELEC1030
3
Choose an Elective
FIN502
3
Banking and Financial Services


Semester 6
FIN602
3
Professional Conduct & Practices
FIN611
6
Work Placement
FIN604
3
Financial Planning Software
FIN605
3
Selling Financial Services
FIN607
4
Insurance and Personal Risk
BUS606
3
Management Information Systems