60 Credits | 2 Years
Associate Degree | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*
Career Cluster: Finance
Companies that operate in the financial services industry are in the business of managing money. In this role, you will assist customers and companies with their personal financial needs and help them realize their financial dreams. Do you want to be your own boss, manage a business or work in a professional field? All it takes is a degree in Financial Services from WITC to get you started on your career path today.
In the Financial Services program, you will learn how to manage your personal finances as well as business finances. Imagine helping others get out of debt, save for retirement or increase profits and net worth for your business. If you have a passion for helping yourself and others succeed, then the financial services program is the right choice for you.
Financial Services graduates will be able to:
- Create reports
- Analyze financial data
- Analyze investments
Financial Services is all about helping others realize their financial goals. Many financial services jobs give you the freedom to set your own schedule, work from home and become your own boss. You, and only you, determine your income level and you are in charge of your time. If you are willing to work hard, the rewards are huge.
Be your own boss.
A growing field.
Get the skills needed to start working today. As a technical college, WITC focuses on learning the job skills needed to succeed in your career. Get the skills needed to start your job right away and finish in only 2 years saving thousands of dollars and time over a traditional 4-year degree. After graduating from WITC with an associate degree, many students find a great job in their field and continue working while completing their bachelor’s degree. The best part is many colleges accept 60+ credits upon transfer allowing you to start as a junior. This saves you time and money while allowing you to continue working if you want.
The Financial Services program is flexible. Take it from home. Take it from work. Show up in person. WITC designed the program to fit your needs. Courses are offered online and in-person to Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior through WITC's interactive television network. Select courses can be completed from the Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers. Stay close to home while earning your degree!
*Combination of ITV (Interactive Television), in person or online instruction.
Small Class Sizes
Get one-on-one training from industry experts. The Financial Services instructors have years of professional experience in the subjects they teach. Learn first-hand with small class sizes and flexible scheduling.
100% Job Placement
Financial Services graduates are in high demand. According to the 2015 WITC graduate survey, 100% of graduates were employed 6 months after graduation.
High Starting Salaries
The average starting salary for WITC financial services graduates in 2015 was $36,990. According to the June, 2016 Wisconsin Worknet website, graduates can expect to earn $30,470 to $55,750 upon graduation.
The financial services curriculum is split into six modules designed to give graduates the skills needed to find employment and succeed in their career. Each module focuses on application of real world training instead of traditional theory based lecture. Students will learn hands-on while completing the following modules:
Learning how to manage your money and get out of debt with personal financial planning
Buying and selling investments such as mutual funds, stocks, real estate and bonds
Using insurance to manage risk to your car, home, health and life
Financial management for your business to increase profit and build net worth
Accounting fundamentals for the successful business manager
Money management skills needed to succeed in banking careers
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Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
60 Credits | 2 Years
$3,795 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Financial Services Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Financial Services Customer Representative technical diploma and a Financial Services associate degree.
After you complete your two-year Financial Services associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree.