The Financial Literacy Certificate of Completion provides students with an introduction to the principles of finance with an emphasis on personal finance. Students will learn general personal financial management skills, including developing realistic financial goals and methods for creating a plan to meet those goals. This certificate also serves as a gateway into other noncredit and credit programs in personal or business finance.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Create a personal budget of income and expenses.
  • Explain how credit works and how to use credit responsibly.
  • Describe available banking and loan services.
  • Develop long-term and short-term financial goals.
Required Courses (27 hours) Hours
PDS-816 Personal Finance 18
PDS-817 Financial Future 9