Nov 27, 2022  
2021-22 College Catalog 
    
2021-22 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Insurance Studies Information


The Insurance Studies Program prepares students for entry into careers in the insurance industry. Students graduating from this program will have a fundamental understanding of business through a variety of business-oriented courses such as management, business law, ethics, and economics. Graduates will also acquire knowledge from three insurance-specific courses that will cover such areas as insurance organizations, agencies, industry regulations, types of insurance, risk management, financial workings of an insurer, and insurance needs analysis and policies.

Program graduates will be prepared for various positions in the insurance industry. Examples may include the following: accounting clerks, office manager, benefits specialist, claims adjuster, loss control specialist, and insurance sales agent.

Students working towards the Insurance Studies degree will also earn their Insurance Certificate , which could assist students who are job-seeking as they complete their education.


Department of Business Technologies

Administration     

Toledo Campus

Phone    

Email

Dr. Michael Pfahl, Dean Heritage Hall 106Y (567) 661-7270    michael_pfahl@owens.edu
Libby King, Chair Heritage Hall 106M (567) 661-2142 elizabeth_king2@owens.edu

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the coursework, the student should be able to:

  • Explain industry regulations and how they relate to consumer protection and agency actions.
  • Illustrate types of business insurance and identify combinations of coverage to maximize protection and minimize cost.
  • Relate factors that influence how insurance is priced and payouts are determined.
  • Summarize role insurance plays in addressing societal issues. 
  • Identify the risk exposures of business activity and the protections provided by insurance. 

Employment Opportunities

Students may become employed in areas including but not limited to:

  • 13-1031  Claims Adjusters, Examiners, Investigators
  • 13-1032  Insurance Appraisers
  • 13-2053  Underwriters
  • 41-3021  Insurance Sales Agents
  • 43-4051  Customer Service Representatives
  • 43-9041  Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks

This information is available at JobsOhio Network - Northwest Ohio, ohiolmi.com/proj/OhioJobOutlook.htm

Transfer Information

Students who wish to transfer to a four-year program in insurance should consider the Business Transfer Pathway, AS (Owens Code: BUTP) .  The associate of science degree program provides the basic curriculum needed for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in business.  This program is transfer-oriented and is ideal for aspiring business students who intend on transferring from Owens Community College to a college or university setting.