Banking/ Finance

Finance & Banking

About the Program


The AAS in Finance-Banking provides training in the financial services industry.

AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Occupational Skills Award, Associate of Applied Science


Degrees and Certificates

Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.

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Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

Analyze the functions of the financial intermediary system including its methods of generating income.


Demonstrate knowledge of the Federal Reserve’s purpose, structure, and relationship to monetary policy.


Apply the concepts of Financial Business Ethics.


Organize and formulate financial data into statements and utilize them to make financial decisions.

Program Information

General Requirements


The AAS in Banking/Finance provides training in the financial services industry. The Finance program is fortunate to have a long standing relationship (over 44 years) with the American Bankers Association (ABA), located at 1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, 512.472.8388. The Texas Bankers Association (TBA), which is the local training provider for the ABA helps with assistance and placement within the finance industry.
The following courses are given simultaneous credit with the American Banker’s Association: BNKG 1303 (Principles of Bank Operations), BNKG 1340 (Money and Banking), BNKG 1345 (Consumer Lending), BNKG 1349 (Commercial Lending), BNKG 1351 (Selling Bank Products and Services), BNKG 1353 (Mortgage Lending), BNKG1356 (Analyzing Financial Statements), BUSG 1303 (Principles of Finance), and IBUS 2339 (International Banking). Other college courses taken within the Finance - Banking program are given transfer credit toward American Banker’s Association (ABA) diplomas at their discretion.

Although the major emphasis of the program is on commercial banking, the AAS degree may be used in a broad range of financial service areas. Upon consultation with the Finance-Banking department, students may tailor their curriculum to fit the type of financial business desired.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.




There are 4,375 Personal Financial Advisors employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 10.6% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 218 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $32.92 hourly, $68,000 annually


Hybrid Programs Restrictions

Hybrid programs allow students to take a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Hybrid programs offer 50% to 85% of their courses online and the remainder of the curriculum is taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Language Option Restrictions

Some hybrid programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.

Elective Course Restrictions

Some hybrid programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online.  Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Required Course Restrictions

Hybrid programs require students to participate in campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements. 

Potential Course Restrictions

Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.


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Marketable Skills

Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.

Financial Lending, C1

Financial Operations, C1

Teller Training, O.S.A.

Banking/Finance, A.A.S.

Career Opportunities

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