Banking and Finance - BAF2

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Online
  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Banking and Finance Diploma Program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's banking, insurance, mortgage, and financial services industries. The program provides learning opportunities that assist and reinforce industry needs. The program emphasizes a combination of advanced Banking and Finance theory and the practical application necessary for successful employment. The program is designed for new, current, or returning students for skill and knowledge enhancement.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;    
 
*Be at least 16 years of age;    
 
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;   
  
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;     
 
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (8 - 9 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
3

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business situations. Topics include basic mathematical skills, mathematical skills in business related problem solving, mathematical information for documents, graphs, and mathematical problems.
Choose One of the Following (2 - 3 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
PSYC
1010
3

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.
Occupational Courses (43 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: Provisional Admission

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
4

Prereqs: COMP 1000, BUSN 1100 or ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors

Coreqs: None

Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

Prereqs: ACCT 1100

Coreqs: None

Introduces the intermediate financial accounting concepts that provide the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a partnership and corporation. Topics include: Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current and Long-Term Liabilities (Notes Payable), Payroll, Accounting for a Partnership, Accounting for a Corporation, Statement of Cash Flows, and Financial Statement Analysis, Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

Prereqs: COMP 1000

Coreqs: None

This course covers the knowledge and skills to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and collaborating and securing data.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces the student to the history, documents, and operational functions of the banking industry.

Prereqs: MATH 1011 (diploma) OR MATH 1111 (degree)

Coreqs: None

The course emphasizes basic calculator functions with problem solving, types of banking equipment, teller skills and duties and procedures for bank reconciliations.
BAFN
1110
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

The course emphasizes the relevance of monetary instruments, financial intermediaries, and the central banks as they impact local, state, national, and international economics. Topics include: the history and evolution of financial institutions, monetary instruments and flow; and central banking, operations, and policies.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides knowledge and applications in the management of personal and consumer finance. Topics include: record keeping, budgeting, credit principles, investment principles, and forecasting.
BAFN
2200
3

Prereqs: ACCT 1100

Coreqs: None

Provides an introduction to financial markets, institutions, and management in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the financial markets in which funds are traded, the financial institutions participating in facilitating the trade of such funds, and the financial principles and concepts behind sound financial management. Topics include: financial systems of the United States, business finance management, and financing other sectors of the economy.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the study of contracts and other legal issues and obligations for businesses. Topics include: creation and evolution of laws, court decision processes, legal business structures, sales contracts, commercial papers, Uniform Commercial Code, and risk-bearing devices.
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces professional selling skills and processes. Topics include: professional selling, product/sales knowledge, customer analysis/relations, selling process, sales presentations, and ethics of selling.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)
BAFN
1300
3

Prereqs: BAFN 1110, ENGL 1010

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the application and reinforcement of banking and finance and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into banking and finances applications on the job. The occupation-based instruction is implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluations, required weekly seminars, and required practiced or on-the-job training.
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Guided Elective
3

 

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Banking and Finance Degree

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Advisors

Walt Moore
Banking & Finance Program Coordinator/Department Chair
Office: Lowndes Hall Rm 7248
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext 3051
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus