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Insurance - Life (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Program Code:
1319
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This Life Insurance program is designed to provide graduates with a broad exposure to business with a specialization in life insurance, and is designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to be employed by the insurance industry in the areas of underwriting, administration, claims, selling and marketing. The program prepares the student for a rewarding career in many areas of the insurance industry. The program covers all areas of life insurance including product, investments, regulation and company operations. Students will have the opportunity to gain all ten credits required for the Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation from the Life Office Management Association (LOMA).

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

A wide variety of employment opportunities is available in insurance companies, insurance brokers and agencies, and other business organizations.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Related Resources

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
ACCT1030 Introductory Financial Accounting I
Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
BUS1021 Organizational Behaviour
Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
BUS2010 Business Law
Description: Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
BUS2031 Applied Ethics
Description: Emphasis is placed on the development of a critical process for making ethical decisions. There will be discussion on ethical controversies encountered in work environments - opportunities to explore personal values, code of ethics, and develop strategies to understand and respect the values and decisions of others.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills
Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
COMP1917 Word Processing for Business
Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use the Windows operating system and develop the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. Students will apply word processing techniques to create business-related documents and create a basic business presentation. An emphasis will be placed on the creation of documents commonly found in an office environment.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
COMP1923 Spreadsheets for Business
Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use the Windows operating system and develop the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. Students will explore the power of spreadsheets to produce an assortment of formatted business worksheets. An emphasis will be placed on the creation of functions and formulas to produce data for analyses and to display the results graphically with charts.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
ECON1020 Microeconomics
Description: This course will function as a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It will introduce students to principles that are essential to understanding contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models will be utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy such as households and firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study will include principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
INS1060 Principles of Insurance
Description: This course provides an overview of the basic products and principles of life insurance, health insurance, and annuities. It introduces basic principles, the process of becoming insured, and the policyholder's contractual rights. Organizational structures will also be addressed.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS1070 Insurance Company Operations
Description: This course describes how life insurance companies operate in today's global environment; how they are organized, how they are managed, and the roles of functional and support units in developing, distributing, issuing, and administering life insurance and annuity products. Students will better understand how an individual job fits into the entire scope of the company, as well as how each employee contributes to the overall success of the organization.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS1080 Insurance Administration
Description: This course provides a detailed discussion of the activities of insurance administration for individual and group life coverages, focusing on underwriting, reinsurance, claims, and customer service.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS2065 Insurance Marketing
Description: This course covers marketing principles and the functions of marketing as an integral aspect of the life and health insurance industry.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS2070 Business and Financial Concepts for Insurance Professionals
Description: This course introduces life insurance students to basic financial concepts and terminology and relates these concepts to the business of insurance and company operations and profitability.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS2080 Business Law for Financial Services Professionals
Description: This course presents the basic features and principles of the legal environment in which financial services companies in Canada operate.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS2090 Operational Excellence in Financial Services
Description: This course presents financial services from the perspective of a company's operations management and focuses on practical techniques to accomplish the everyday tasks of providing financial services as efficiently as possible.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS2100 Investment Principles and Institutional Investing
Description: This course provides an understanding of the investment environment and the general principles of investing in both individual securities and portfolios of securities. The student will learn about investment performance reporting, investment performance monitoring and investment performance.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS2110 Accounting and Financial Reporting for Life Insurance Companies
Description: This course provides a broad exposure to financial and managerial accounting in life insurance companies, including the corporate and regulatory environment in which accounting functions occur.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
INS2120 Solvency and Profitability in Life Insurance Companies
Description: This course describes technical product design for life insurance and annuities as well as the current state of risk management in insurance companies.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MATH1010 Business Mathematics I
Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MKT1040 Marketing I
Description: Marketing is about knowing the customers and the creative and strategic processes to meet their needs, wants and desires. This highly interactive course introduces you to the world of marketing from both a societal and organizational perspective. You will participate in a variety of hands-on practical activities and projects to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of marketing.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MKT2130 Business to Business Selling
Description: If you think that selling means “would you like fries with that?”… then you need this course. In Business to Business Selling you will learn how ot prospect and how to develop a pre-approach plan. You will demonstrate your approach and specific questions designed to uncover buyers' interests, needs and wants. You will match the appropriate features, advantages and benefits and demonstrate professional salesmanship in a variety of buyer/seller role plays. Overcoming buyer concerns and successful closing techniques will also be demonstrated. Emphasis is placed on the application of the entire B2B selling process up to and including after sale service.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MKT1040, MATH1010
CoRequisites:
Closed
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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Rath Saroeun, rsaroeun@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 2240

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