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Risk and Investment Management

Online and On-Campus Diploma Program - 32 Credits

Learn the fundamentals of insurance, how to analyze insurance needs, develop investment strategies and manage financial resources with a diploma in Risk and Investment Management from Southeast Technical College.

In three short semesters, you will be on your way to an in-demand career as a customer service representative, insurance office assistant, account manager, personal line agent, claims adjuster or risk analyst. 

Great Salaries with In-Demand Careers

Careers in risk management, investing and insurance are financially rewarding and offer plenty of room for upward mobility. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the field is expected to grow much faster than average through 2028. 

In the Sioux Falls, South Dakota region, industry has a large, unmet need for employees and is looking to fill positions for highly qualified generalists and entry level staff. Workforce shortages, coupled with an aging insurance profession, has intensified this demand. 

Classes Your Way at Southeast Technical College

Students enrolled in the Risk and Investment Management diploma program at STC have the benefit of multiple course delivery options. 

Most Risk and Investment Management program courses and general education classes can be taken entirely online, or through a combination of online and on-campus classes. For most courses, students can pick and choose what delivery options work best for each course based on their schedules and learning preferences.

Learn From Industry Professionals

When you take Risk Management courses at Southeast Tech, you will learn from top industry professionals and the immersive curriculum will help you build your skills for today’s job market. Your coursework will also help you:

Develop Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills: You will learn to analyze insurance and investment policies and contracts and make recommendations for appropriate coverages based on risk exposure.

Enhance Communication Skills: Risk and Investment Management professionals need to accurately communicate with clients and businesses with clarity and coherence.

Gain Professionalism: In the workforce, you will collaborate with industry professionals to support organizational goals.

A World of Options After Graduation

Graduates of STC’s Risk and Investment Management program have a whole host of opportunities waiting for them upon graduation.

Get to Work: Students will be prepared for roles as customer service representatives, insurance office assistants, account managers, personal line agents and claims adjusters in the insurance and investment industries. Local business are seeking highly qualified generalists and entry level staff to assist with meeting the needs of local businesses who are experiencing a shortage in the labor force.

Continue Your Education: A Risk Management diploma transfers directly into STC’s Business Administration associate degree program. If students choose to go this route, the first year of their two-year associate degree will already be complete!

Get a License: Obtaining a Risk Management diploma will qualify students to pursue a Life and Health Insurance license or a Property and Casualty Insurance license through the South Dakota Division of Insurance.

Explore Classes  

Students in the Risk and Investment Management program take courses in insurance, investing, customer service and sales. Courses are broad-based and reflect the cross-functional relationships prevalent in risk management, insurance and investments. 

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Cost 

Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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Faculty

Dana Wolff

Instructor
Business Administration
Mickelson Center 110D

Dennis Peters

Instructor
Business Administration
Mickelson Center 110D

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