West Des Moines, IA (Vocus) July 8, 2010
William Penn University is launching a new online insurance program August 2010. The program is ideal for people who want to obtain the core knowledge and skills necessary to start or advance a career in the insurance industry, all while earning college credit.
There is a growing need to prepare future employees to enter this key industry. Insurance industry jobs, which currently number about 2.3 million in the U.S., are expected to grow 3 percent in the next few years. Even more employment opportunities will arise as people retire from the industry. These factors will combine to create ongoing employment demand, particularly for people already educated in insurance fundamentals. The program will also help insurance industry aspirants and professionals prepare for licensure and industry designations, such AICPCU’s Program in General Insurance.
Initially, five core courses in property and liability insurance, personal insurance, commercial insurance, claim handling and underwriting will be offered at William Penn’s College for Working Adults campus in West Des Moines, Iowa. Each course, which will meet one night a week for five weeks, is worth three credit hours and can be used to fulfill part of the bachelor’s degree requirements at the William Penn’s College for Working Adults. Additionally, by passing a sixth course in customer service successful program completers will earn a Certificate in Insurance. The certificate program is open to anyone with at least 40 college credits without regard to enrollment in William Penn's bachelor’s program.
William Penn University has a long tradition of academic excellence. It is recognized by the John Templeton Foundation as providing exemplary programs in student leadership and insurance.
For more information, please contact Aubrey Leisinger at 515-422-6173.