Banking & Finance

Banking and Finance is a high growth industry offering many unique occupations ranging from loan processing to compliance and risk security. With the industry becoming much more skill oriented, potential employees are expected to have the training and knowledge necessary to fill these positions. Harper’s Banking / Finance program provides students with these necessary skills to succeed in any specific field of the banking or financial industry.

The Banking / Finance Apprenticeship is a 2-year program with 12-week semesters and classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Apprentices work Monday / Wednesday / Friday and have a dedicated mentor at the hiring company.

Apprentices who complete the Banking / Finance Apprenticeship earn an AAS Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management, a certification from the Department of Labor indicating they are fully qualified for their occupation, and at least 2 years of experience.


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Job Functions

Depending on the employer, job functions may include: opening new personal and business accounts; counseling clients on their financial needs; analyzing applicants financial status; credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of processing loans, preparing financial statements, budgets, reports, and projections.

Salary Outlook

Loan Officer: $28,880 – $61,850

Bookkeeper: $23,000 – $38,900

Information Security Specialist: $53,805 – $70,204

(NOT a guarantee of salary, just an estimated outlook in this industry.)

Job Titles in Banking / Finance:

Loan Officer
Branch Manager
Statement Clerk
Information Security and Risk Analyst


Applications being accepted for classes starting in August, 2020

To Apply See Steps Below

Step 1 – Submit an Interest Form Click Here

Step 2 – Apply to Harper College Click Here

Step 3 – Take the placement test by visiting your Student Portal and click Testing.

Step 4 – Interview with companies interested in hiring an apprentice.