Insurance

School of Business and Technology

Dean: Mink Stavenga, DBA

Department Chair: Elisabeth Shapiro, Esq., J.D., M.A.L.D

Office: 470K, (619) 482-6582

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

The Insurance program was developed as part of a statewide collaboration with key members of the insurance industry in consultation with the California Insurance Commissioner’s Office. The $106 billion California insurance industry as a whole is one of the largest, most diverse employers in the state. The industry has a strong record of advancement for its employees and provides excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses to enter the field. The industry continues to grow in San Diego County creating a demand for entry-level as well as experienced workers to enter and/or advance in the field.

Career Options

Students gain a solid foundation to enter and grow within the industry in a wide variety of career positions. The field offers great opportunities for those interested in developing their skills and advancing to higher-level positions. These include the job entry-level areas of insurance claims and policy processing clerk, insurance underwriter, sales agent, claims adjuster/examiner, and investigator.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical
Insurance 02181
Certificate of Achievement
Insurance Advanced 02183
Certificate of Proficiency
Insurance - Basic 02182

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

INS 100

INTRODUCTION TO INSURANCE

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Covers the basics of the modern insurance system, how insurance products and services are distributed to the consumer, how insurance company departments function, the importance of the risk management process, civil laws and torts, insurance contracts, and how reinsurance is used to create an insurance company and insure high liability limits. [D; CSU]

INS 103

INSURANCE LAWS AND ETHICS

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: INS 121.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Addresses the legal and ethical considerations of insurance from both the industry and consumer side of insurance. (Meets requirements from the State of California Department of Insurance 12-hour ethics pre-licensing). [D; CSU]

INS 121

PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: INS 103.

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the fundamentals of property and casualty insurance, insurance contracts, loss exposure, and risk management. (Satisfies the State of California Department of Insurance property and casualty 40-hour pre-licensing requirement.). [D; CSU]

INS 122

CA LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the fundamentals of life and health insurance. This course meets the State of California Department of Insurance 40-hour pre-licensing requirement.

INS 123

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the whole of commercial insurance, including business income insurance, commercial crime insurance, equipment breakdown insurance, inland and ocean marine insurance, commercial general liability insurance, commercial automobile insurance, business owners policies, farm insurance, workers compensation and employers liability insurance, and other miscellaneous coverage. [D; CSU]

INS 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of insurance of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]