60 Credits | 2 Years
Associate Degree | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice and On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Finance
Companies that operate in the financial services industry are in the business of managing money. In this role, you will assist customers and companies with their personal financial needs and help them realize their financial dreams. Do you want to be your own boss, manage a business or work in a professional field? All it takes is a degree in Financial Services from Northwood Tech to get you started on your career path today.
In the Financial Services program, you will learn how to manage your personal finances as well as business finances. Imagine helping others get out of debt, save for retirement or increase profits and net worth. If you have a passion for helping yourself and others succeed, then the financial services program is the right choice for you.
Financial Services graduates will be able to:
- Apply Time Value of Money Concepts
- Evaluate Financial Data
- Assess Financial Investments
- Evaluate Insurance Concepts
- Apply Accounting Principles
- Evaluate Financial Markets
Financial Services is all about helping others realize their financial goals. Many financial services jobs give you the freedom to set your own schedule, work from home and become your own boss. You, and only you, determine your income level and you are in charge of your time. If you are willing to work hard, the rewards are huge.
Be your own boss.
A growing field.
The Financial Services program is flexible. Take it from home. Take it from work. Show up in person. Northwood Tech designed the program to fit your needs. Courses are offered on all campuses (Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*), Online, and outreach centers Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: online, Your Choice, On Site, or Flex.
*Combination of Online, Your Choice, and On Site instruction
Financial Services Customer Representative is available at select high schools. Talk with your high school counselor if interested.
Did you know?
With your Northwood Tech Financial Services associate degree, you can transfer to a university to finish your bachelors, learn how to run your own business, work with financial investments, real estate, insurance and even crypto currency.
Financial Services graduates are in high demand. Former graduates have gone on to become VP and Presidents of local banks and to run their own insurance and investment agencies.
Small Class Sizes
Get one-on-one training from industry experts. The Financial Services instructors have years of professional experience in the subjects they teach. Learn first-hand with small class sizes and flexible scheduling.
The Financial Services required courses are split into six modules designed to give graduates the skills needed to find employment and succeed in their career. Each module focuses on application of real world training instead of traditional theory based lecture. Students will learn hands-on while completing the following modules:
Learning how to manage your money and get out of debt with personal financial planning
Buying and selling investments such as mutual funds, stocks, real estate and bonds
Using insurance to manage risk to your car, home, health and life
Financial management for your business to increase profit and build net worth
Accounting fundamentals for the successful business manager
Money management skills needed to succeed in banking careers
Financial Services is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Financial Services student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You could take this first and get a credential.
This is the program you’re looking at.
Continue your education to earn your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
60 Credits | 2 Years
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Financial Services Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Financial Services Customer Representative technical diploma and a Financial Services associate degree.