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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Planning Professional (FPPCA)

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Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to Associate Degree: Business Administration (BSAAS)
Program Location: Online

This certificate of achievement provides students with practical experience in fields of personal investment strategies related to retirement planning, estate planning, and tax-advantaged investments. Upon completion of this program, potential employment opportunities exist with companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations in the financial services industry.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 36.0
General Education: 13.5
Total credit hours required: 49.5


The Certificate of Achievement in Financial Planning is a registered program with Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards Inc. For more information about the CFP® certification, contact the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards (www.CFP-Board.org).

Certificate of Achievement General Education Requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)

The following are General Education requirements for a Certificate of Achievement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


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