Banking & Finance

Banking is a high growth industry offering many unique occupations ranging from teller to loan officer. 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 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 granting loans, preparing financial statements, budgets, reports, and projections.

Salary Outlook

Teller: $20,520 – $26,520 – $38,570

Loan Officer: $28,880 – $61,850 – $121,750

Bookkeeper: $23,000 – $38,900 – $38,750

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

Job Titles in Banking / Finance:

Loan Officer
Statement Clerk
Financial Assistant


Applications being accepted for next August, 2019

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.