Insurance - Property and Casualty (Optional Co-op)
Program DetailsCredential: 2-Year Ontario College Diploma
This two-year Ontario College Diploma co-op program is designed to provide
students with broad exposure to business with a specialization in general
insurance including property and casualty insurance. The program prepares
students for work in the insurance industry in the areas of underwriting,
claims, marketing and management. Students will have the opportunity to gain
three credits required for the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP)
designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada before the work term, and
nine of the ten before graduation.
Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of employment opportunities in
insurance companies, independent adjusting firms, insurance brokerage firms,
insurance agencies and other related business organizations.
Student AvailabilityConestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.
Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
|Year||Fall (Sept. - Dec.)||Winter (Jan. - Apr.)||Spring/Summer (Apr. - Aug.)|
|Year 1||Classes||Classes (12 weeks)||Work Term (17 weeks)|
|Year 2||Classes||Classes (12 weeks)|
Work Term Capabilities
- Apply strategic thinking skills, excellent written and verbal proficiency with the ability to analyze and forecast
- Apply computer skills in Microsoft Office
- Apply critical thinking skills to legal situations
- Prepare potential client quotes, by assessing client needs for insurance coverages
- Review and interpret policy wordings, acts, regulations, legislation and contracts to confirm coverage
- Write informal business reports describing facts and events
- Write formal business reports by researching and integrating primary and secondary sources of information, and by organizing the information in an acceptable format
- Use appropriate graphic aids as a means of effectively presenting factual information
- Convey facts and ideas by using effective writing techniques
- Prepare thoroughly for a major presentation, including the development of speaking notes and visual aids such as slides and transparencies
Sample Job TitlesAssistant Insurance Adjuster, Claims Consultant, Assistant Claims Examiner, Claims Assistant, Assistant Contract Analyst, Personal or Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative, Claims Representative, Personal Lines Underwriting Trainee, Sales Broker Trainee
Program CoursesTo see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.
Wage DataConestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.
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Contact InformationDo you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:
Employer Relations Consultant