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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Business & Computer Systems - Programs of Study

Financial Planning
A Business Management Certificate of Proficiency (Career)
Application Code 28

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

This certificate is designed to provide personal and career skills for those students planning to enter the financial planning field at an entry level or to expand existing skills leading to employment.

CMSY-126Introduction to the Internet

CMSY-129 Principles of the Internet1-3
FNPL-101Personal Financial Planning Principles 3
FNPL-106Credit Management3
FNPL-108Financial Planning for Retirement3
FNPL-206Banking and Financial Planning3
MATH-108Business Mathematics3
Electives - Select 3 credits from the following (3 credits each):
   BMGT-205  Principles of International Business
   FNPL-110  Estate Planning and Elder Law3

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Print Disclosure

Program Name:Financial Planning Certificate of Proficiency
Program Length (Credits/Weeks):19-21 credits/ 30 weeks
CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) Code:

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)- provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity


SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) Code(s):

SOC Occupation(s):Cost Estimator
SOC Occupation(s) Links:
Tuition & Fees*:

Tuition/fees- the amount charged to complete the program in a normal time-frame (see disclosures below)

Books & Supplies*:

Books and Supplies- the amount of required books and supplies in order to complete a program

*For completion within published program length

Additional information about costs can be found on pages 23-24 of the 2013-2014 Catalog

Median Loan Debt, Title IV:

Median Loan Debt- the middle value of loan debt students acquired during this program

Not required due to number of students in program
Median Loan Debt, Private Loans:

Median Loan Debt- the middle value of loan debt students acquired during this program

Not required due to number of students in program
Median Loan Debt, InstitutionalNot required due to number of students in program

On-time completion rate- the amount of time necessary for a student to complete all requirements for the program as provided in the institution’s catalog or other promotional materials

On-Time Completion Rate: (2011-2012 program graduates)

Not required due to number of students in program

Placement Rate:

Not required by the State of Maryland or Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Placement Rate Source/Methodology Description:Not required by the State of Maryland or Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Please note that information above is based on the following:

  • “Full-Time” enrollment status
  • Placement into college-level courses
  • Beginning the program during a fall term and completing courses in the appropriate sequence over major terms.
Effective: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST