Finance programs provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills in finance to transfer to a four-year university with a major in finance, or to work in various entry-level positions in financial service companies, such as banks, insurance companies or brokerage firms.
Associate in Science Degree in Finance
The two-year program leading to the Associate in Science degree is
primarily designed for those planning to enter the financial services
industry in entry-level or operational positions and for those in the
industry who are seeking advancement. The student is required to
complete 43-45 units in the Finance major field, as well as other
units for graduation. The program is also for those students wishing
to gain knowledge about the discipline of finance before transferring
to a four-year college or university. Please see curriculum
for required courses. For detailed class information see course
Finance Certificate of Achievement
The credit Finance Certificate of Achievement curriculum is designed
for students who desire recognition for completing a rigorous course
of study in financial services skills but who may not be interested in
pursuing a degree. It consists of 30 units and can be completed in 2
semesters if a student is attending full time. Please see curriculum
for required courses for certificate. For detailed information about
classes please see course
Finance Jobs in the Bay Area
Please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook or Finance FAQs for job prospects and salary information.
How to Enroll
It’s easy to start the program. Apply to the college, then register for one or more classes. See the steps to becoming a credit student. You may also contact the Office of Admissions at (415) 239-3285. Please refer to tuition information for specifics on City College tuition costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3577.
Applying for a Degree or Certificate
When you have completed all the required classes, fill out a petition for graduation or a petition for a certificate. The petition form is available in Admissions and Records, Conlan Hall, Room 107, and should be submitted at the beginning of the semester that you complete all the requirements. Petitions must submitted by the deadline posted in the Calendar of Instruction.