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Financial Services/Investment Analysis Certificate*
15 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0014

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

FIS 101 Introduction to Commodity Futures Trading


FIS 102 Securities Trading


FIS 130 Principles of Fundamental Analysis


FIS 140 Principles of Technical Analysis


FIS 237 Options Markets or



GBS 250 (formerly FIS 250) Interest Rates and Foreign Exchange Markets


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


*Students seeking a degree may apply these 15 credit hours to the elective hours in the Management and Supervision A.A.S.

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September 20
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October 4
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Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

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