Credit Programs

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Credit Certificate

Business Certificate: Retail Banking (EK04)

The objective of this certificate program is to provide fundamental knowledge and skills to individuals seeking entry-level positions in Connecticut’s retail banking industry – primarily in branch banking and direct customer service/sales. However, completion of the program would help a student obtain an administrative support role in this industry.


  • Explain the fundamental principles of economics, money and banking
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of retail financial institutions in our society and personal lives.
  • Clearly understand the basic retail banking products.
  • Engage others in discussions of personal financial management – borrowing, saving, bill paying, etc..
  • Evaluate competitive banking products
  • Demonstrate analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills applicable to customer service in a retail banking environment. 

Suggested Sequence of Courses:
Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

First Semester Second Semester Total Credits:

1 BBG* E210 requires permission of the instructor or permission of the Business Academic Advisor.

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