Cerritos College to Offer New Insurance Career Program
Program Designed to Prepare for Rewarding Insurance Careers
For Immediate Release: June 23, 2008
Media Contact:Aya Abelon; Public Affairs, (562) 860-2751 ext. 7878
NORWALK, Calif. – June 23, 2008 – Looking for a high-paying, flexible career? The Business Department at Cerritos College is pleased to announce that it is the first community college to offer a new California Insurance Career Program in Southern California.
“It is very exciting to be one of the few schools in California and the first in the area to offer this exciting new program which opens up so many well-paying, interesting jobs in such an a stable industry,” says Cerritos College Insurance Career Program Professor Peter Moloney.
California Insurance Career Program includes an industry developed curriculum that will prepare students for entry-level positions in the insurance industry.
The goal of the California Insurance Careers Program is to give students the tools and education they need to succeed and quickly advance within the insurance industry,” said Mike Wilson, Program Administrator, California Insurance Careers Program. “We are thrilled to have Cerritos College join the other 17 colleges running our program in California seeking to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in the insurance industry.”
The certificate program here at Cerritos College will provide insurance, business and communication skills to prepare students for entry-level positions in commercial insurance. It also provides web-based tools designed to create links between students and employers including company profiles and resume posting.
The program will start from the fall semester which begins on August 18. For more information on this and other business department programs, visit http://cms.cerritos.edu/accounting/insurance-program or contact the Accounting Department Co-Chairs Debra Schmidt (562) 860-2451 ext. 2712 or Michael Farina (562) 860-2451 ext. 2730. To register for classes, call 562-860-2451 or visit www.cerritos.edu.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 200 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently nears 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.