Banking and Finance Technology Program

The Banking and Finance Technology Program on the Jackson Academic/Technical Center Campus of Hinds Community College is a technical program designed to help present and prospective banking and finance students and employees prepare for and take advantage of the various career opportunities available to them in the progressive field of financial services. The program provides an introduction and an overview of the financial services industry and the opportunities for the student or employee to develop basic financial knowledge and abilities, along with the required competencies and social skills necessary for employment and advancement in the field of finance.

Requirements for Admission

Potential program majors:

• Must meet all general admissions requirements

• Must submit an application for enrollment to the Office of Admissions and Records at Hinds Community College.

• Must submit an official high school transcript or GED diploma to the Office of Admissions and Records at Hinds Community College.

• Must submit ACT test scores (Math and English average of 14) or take the Compass Placement Test (average score of 37).

Major Courses Taught

Principles of Banking, Consumer Lending, Money & Banking, Law & Banking Principles, Business Policy, Commercial Lending, Financial Management, Bank & Teller Operations, Professional Development in Financial Institutions

Occupational Skills Training

Role of Banking and Finance Professionals, Banking Regulations, Communication, Computation, Credit Operation

Requirements for Graduation

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of 68 semester credit hours of course work and the Career Planning and Assessment System Exam (MS-CPAS).

Employment Opportunities

Qualified bank personnel should experience excellent and consistent employment opportunities in the next decade due to banking and finance being the vital operational components of all businesses and industries. Employment trends in bank management, computerized bank operations, loan processing, financial counseling, and financial management are the most recognized opportunities in the banking field. Management skills, confidentiality, and strong character are a "must" for job prospects. Students will find the Banking and Finance Technology Program a reliable and thorough training ground for employment in the financial services industry.

Contact

Dr. Arthur J. Miller, Assistant Dean
3925 Sunset Drive, Jackson, MS 39213