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School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Doon Campus
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Insurance
Description:If you want to help people when they need it the most, you will find a rewarding career in the insurance industry. The need for insurance is universal resulting in an industry that is characterized by growth, global reach and presence in almost every community. Approximately $30 billion is paid each year to Canadians for medical treatment, loss of wages, repairs to damaged property or for the replacement of goods and services. Careers in insurance offer stability and significant opportunities for advancement.

Conestoga's two-year diploma program will provide you with broad exposure to business practices within the insurance industry. Areas of study within property and casualty coverage include agency claims and investigation, underwriting, marketing and management. An optional co-op work-term provides you an authentic, professionally-relevant work experience. The opportunity to connect theory with practice will allow you to develop a broad base of occupational skills, embrace key concepts and terminology within the field and expose you to networking opportunities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain nine of the ten credits required for the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada and you may choose to register for the CIP national exams at an additional cost in order to receive credentials awarded by the Institute.
Pursue a career within the insurance industry and make a difference in the lives of those in your community. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.
URL:Business - Insurance at Conestoga College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,445
International: $15,499
Enrolment #:40
Scholarships:1
Careers:Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage ManagersImmigration, Unemployment Insurance and Revenue OfficersInsurance Adjustors and Claims ExaminersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.), Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270), and Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C), or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1375).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL iBT 88, CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60, PTE Academic 58, Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6

Additional Admission Requirements:
    To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 65% session weighted average in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 28, 2020

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