College Insurance Programs
There are several colleges and universities in Texas that offer insurance curricula:
Alvin Community College
Alvin Community College recently partnered with BCO Training to provide quality insurance training and continuing education for people desiring careers in the growing insurance industry.
Pre-licensing training classes will prepare people for licensure exams to become life and health insurance agents, property and casualty agents, managing general agents, surplus line agents and limited line agents through the Texas Department of Insurance. The TDI Provider number for BCO Training is #3897.
TDI requires 30 CE hours every two years to maintain a license. Topics will include: insurance regulations and ethics, Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care, basic health and life insurance, auto, homeowners and more.
Austin Community College
Austin Community College offers Insurance Continuing Education curriculum through the provision of non-credit courses to the public and to businesses on a contract basis. ACC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Continuing Education Units (CEUs). They offer both ARM 55: Risk Control and INSR 1005: Personal Lines Property and Casualty.
In addition, they offer Texas Insurance state licensing online preparation courses. See the schedule.
Baylor University, located in Waco, Texas, is a private Baptist university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest, continually operating university in the state. Though 80 percent of students come from within Texas, there are students from all 50 states and 70 countries.
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business graduates are individuals with world-class business skills, including critical behavioral and decision-making skills that inspire trust and confidence on the part of employers and their customers. In addition to state-of-the-art skill development in the functional areas of business – accounting, finance, marketing, information technology, management and others – Baylor business students develop ethics skills that yield credibility and true leadership potential in today's organizations.
Hankamer’s School of Business offers insurance curricula through its Risk Management and Insurance program which focuses on the financial and economic characteristics of potential exposures to loss faced by firms and individuals, and the techniques available to minimize the costs associated with such exposures.
Tarrant County College
Tarrant County College has the largest community college continuing education insurance program in Texas.
Insurance Representative Certificate – With help from technology and the community college network, you can access the Insurance Representative Certificate program online and complete most of the courses from your computer. You can attend Tarrant County College from any city through the online Virtual College of Texas. At the end of the program you will be ready to take the Texas General Lines Property and Casualty license exam. Learn more about the program. Download the brochure.
Tarrant County College South Campus Continuing Education Services has been involved in insurance training for more than 20 years. They offer both classroom-based training and internet-delivered courses.
South Campus offers a variety of training in the field of insurance:
- Adjuster Training – All lines adjuster training and review for the public adjuster exam
- Agent Training – Review for the multi-lines license to sell auto and homeowner insurance
- Customer Service Representative – Review for the Insurance Service Representative Exam
- Continuing Education for All Licenses
- National Designation Preparation – Review courses for INS, AIC and CPCU designation
University of Houston
Every year, students come from all over the world to pursue graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Houston. They find more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors and nearly 200 graduate degree programs, including some that rank among the nation’s best. They also have the opportunity to conduct world-class research with award-winning faculty in a picturesque 550-acre campus in Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world. In this international city, UH students find limitless opportunities to practice job skills, build professional networks, launch their career – and have a lot of fun. UH graduates can be found in leadership positions from Capitol Hill to community nonprofits.
University of Houston’s CT Bauer College of Business is Houston’s most comprehensive business school. Over the past year, Bauer has earned rankings that place it squarely among the nation’s leading business schools.
- Business Week magazine rated Bauer the best evening MBA program in Houston, the fourth best program in the Southwest and among the top 30 business programs in the U.S.
- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked Bauer’s entrepreneurship program #1 in the country.
- Faculty from the finance and marketing departments have been deemed among the top 10 most productive in the country, according to a study compiled by Academic Analytics and published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
While other business schools must strive to recruit international students to add to their diversity, Bauer’s home at the UH in one of the world’s most global cities attracts students from 139 countries – making it the single most diverse business school in the United States. It doesn’t take a business student to do the math: students from a wealth of different business, educational and cultural backgrounds, teamed with world-class faculty and programs, equals a dynamic educational experience.
CT Bauer’s College of Business offers insurance curricula through its Risk Management and Insurance Business Minor.
University of North Texas
The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university and the flagship of the UNT System. One of Texas' largest universities, UNT offers 99 bachelors, 104 masters and 49 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT is the choice of 34,795 students. UNT stands as the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. It has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 12 consecutive years.
University of North Texas’ College of Business Administration is one of the largest business colleges in the nation and is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This accreditation means the college has passed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The college offers more than 30 degree programs for the 5,800 undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of:
- finance, insurance, real estate and law
- information technology and decision sciences
- marketing and logistics
You may choose to study decision sciences, entrepreneurship, finance, financial services, marketing, organizational behavior and human resource management, operations and supply chain management, risk management and insurance, general business, economics, or real estate while pursuing a B.B.A. degree.
Insurance curricula is offered through the Risk Management and Insurance Program. During your course work in risk management and insurance, you will take classes in risk theory, life insurance, property and liability insurance, estate planning, and the financial effects of risk on businesses and nonprofit organizations. You may also take courses in international financial systems and employee benefit programs.
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is the largest institution of The University of Texas System and a major research university home to more than 48,000 students, 2,700 faculty and 19,000 staff members.
The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business is one of the largest and most distinguished business schools in the country, dedicated to educating the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge of critical significance for industry and society. McCombs educates more than 6,000 students each year, creating one of the largest cumulative impacts of any business school in the world. About 2,000 professionals also participate each year in programs designed for working executives and their firms. Historically regarded as the strongest business school in the Southwest and now becoming more nationally recognized, the school, under Thomas W. Gilligan, has set a goal of becoming the top public business school in the nation.
The McCombs School of Business offers insurance curricula through both an undergraduate and graduate Risk Management and Insurance Program.
The University of Texas at Austin’s undergraduate Risk Management and Insurance Program is one of the highest ranked programs in the United States (#9 in the US News and World Report Rankings and #4 in Gorman Report rankings). Graduates are prepared for careers in risk management for corporations or for insurance industry positions. The coursework is also relevant to future financial leaders.
The MBA in Risk Management is designed to provide a state-of-the-art education for future financial managers who are responsible for the risk management function, such as in Enterprise Risk Management, in a business firm, or who are interested in insurance and brokerage operations. The Ph.D. program prepares the graduate for an academic career or a career in industry.
If you are a student or college/university staff/faculty member at a school that provides insurance curricula through a certification, undergraduate, or graduate program not listed above, please contact David VanDelinder to have your program listed.