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 Course Title:   Introduction to Banking and Financial Services

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO BANKING

 Department:    BMT

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Overview of banks & other financial service companies. Learn about the major functions of banks & other depository institutions. Topics include the role of banks & credit unions in the economy, negotiable instruments, mortgages, flow of deposits, commercial lending, credit law, specialized banking services, public relations, & safety in preparation for careers in finance. Computer technology & its applications to finance or banking will be included.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the origins of money and banking.
  2. Identify the products and services provided by financial institutions.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of cash handling skills: customer transactions, balancing, and documentation.
  4. Explain the purpose and requirements of banking regulations.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of security procedures including robbery prevention and response.
  6. Define professionalism in dress, communication, and work ethic.
  7. Demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to build effective on-going customer relationships.
  8. Define ethical responsibilities and consequences as they relate to a financial services work environment.
  9. Operate effectively as a team member skills by applying positive interpersonal interactions.
  10. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and customers

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

Course Contents

  1. History of money and banking
  2. Financial products and services
  3. Banking transactions and cash handling
  4. Banking regulations
  5. Banking and financial security
  6. Professionalism
  7. Customer relationships
  8. Ethics in banking and financial services
  9. Communication in banking and financial services
  10. Critical thinking and problem solving in banking and financial services
  11. Effective teams in banking and financial services