Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog


Insurance Services, Certificate

Location(s): Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Urban/Des Moines, West Des Moines, Online

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The insurance certificate course has been designed for students seeking entry-level positions in the burgeoning insurance industry. Besides learning insurance related employable skills and terminology, strong focus is placed on increasing the “soft skills” of the individual.

Program Details

Students may start any semester

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Insurance Services Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 21

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$193.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 528 588

Approximate total for the program: $5,169**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.        

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

Entry level customer service, call center and administrative positions at insurance or similar companies.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

Good interpersonal skills, customer service skills, basic knowledge about the insurance industry and computer skills.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

There are several insurance companies located in the Des Moines area.  Companies like Nationwide and Principal Financial Group have supported this certificate program because of their need for qualified employees in these entry level positions.

Program Competencies

  1. Build and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in areas of analytical thinking and problem solving.
  2. Demonstrate interpersonal skills, specifically related to customer service. 
  3. Demonstrate college level oral and written communication skills. 
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer skills. 
  5. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the insurance industry. 

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Executive Campus Dean’s office, the Executive Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at Academic Pathway website.(2024)

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