April 11, 2016 – Individuals with a passion for helping others manage and control their insurance risks can invest in their futures by enrolling in Durham College’s (DC) Insurance program.
This two-year program is designed for those with a keen interest in business and insurance who want to acquire a specialization in general insurance (Property and Casualty) by developing their understanding of policies and legislation, fraud awareness and client management.
Graduates have the skills needed to flourish in the thriving insurance industry, which can lead them to positions as appraisers, brokers, claims adjusters, loss control specialists, risk managers and underwriters.
“Over the span of two years, students learn to determine the role of general insurance in society and become immersed in the varied expertise needed to succeed,” said Keith Miller, co-ordinator of the DC Insurance program. “This includes evaluating risk factors; applying marketing techniques and negotiation strategies; and adhering to principles, processes and procedures used in adjusting losses, settling claims and completing required documentation.”
As part of the program, students register with the Insurance Institute of Canada and have the opportunity to earn eight out of the 10 required credits for the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional designation.
Graduates can also choose to continue their education by applying for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) bridge program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, using credits from their time at DC towards earning a degree.
During their time on campus students also have access to financial support through one of Durham Region’s most well-known Insurance Brokers – Roughley Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Located in Oshawa since 1945, the organization has made a $25,000 commitment to students enrolled in the Insurance program over five years, allowing for $5,000 worth of bursaries and scholarships to be awarded per year. In addition, along with providing generous financial support to students, owner Jim Roughley is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Insurance program.
For more information on these awards, interested students can visit www.durhamacollege.ca/studentawards or contact the Student Awards office at 905.721.3036.