Consumer Affairs - Accredited Financial Counselor (Certificate N0938)

Business Division
Certificate N0938

The Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) Certificate focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in financial counseling. The coursework fulfills the educational requirements to sit for the AFC® certification exam that leads to the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certification offered by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
FCS 41Life Management3
FCS 51Consumerism: The Movement, its Impact, and Issues3
FCS 61Housing in Global Perspectives3
FCS 70Financial Counseling3
FCS 80Personal Financial Planning3
or BUSA 71 Personal Financial Planning
Variable Unit Course. Three units required.3
Work Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences
Total Units18

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  1. create a financial goal setting plan with a client.
  2. counsel a client on strategies to manage their debts.
  3. educate a client on the basics of investing. 
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