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Finance (Banking, Insurance, Investments)

What will I learn in this program?

The Finance program will provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills in finance to transfer to a four-year university with a major in finance. It also prepares the student to work in various entry-level positions in financial service companies such as banks, insurance companies or brokerage firms. The knowledge and skills gained from this program will provide the student with a solid foundation upon which to build future growth in the field, either academically and/or professionally.

Depending on the educational and employment background of the student and on his/her motivation, there is a wide variety of jobs available to graduates of the program. In financial services, higher paying positions generally require certification. Common job classifications include entry-level positions in financial institutions, either with direct customer contact or in various back offices. Many companies are looking for sales personnel selling financial services and products.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks


Average Growth

Bill and Account Collectors


Faster than Average Growth

Bank/Financial Institution Tellers


Average Growth

Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks


Average Growth

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks


Average Growth

Customer Service Representatives


Average Growth

Financial Specialists


Average Growth

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

CCSF Placement

Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Associate in Science/Finance

2 Years

Certificate of Completion/Finance 1 Year

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website: or CCSF School of Business

Department contact information:
Daniel Johnson
Ocean Campus, Cloud 220
(415) 452-7492

You may also contact Program Coordinator:
Mario Yrun
Ocean Campus, Room Cloud 220
(415) 452-4712