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Recommended Prerequisites: Completed with a C- or better FCS 3420 AND FCS 3500
Personal financial counseling is a fast-growing career field. A financial counselor can help individuals and families successfully navigate a financial crisis, overcome debt, modify ineffective money management behaviors, build an effective spending plan and provide a strong financial education foundation to meet both short-term needs and long-term goals. This course will prepare students to take the Accredited Financial Counselor® exam, through AFCPE® which sets the standard in this field. Other careers this course will prepare students for are Certified Financial Planner®, financial coach, housing counselor, and credit counselor. In addition, students who complete this course with an A or a B are eligible to apply for a position with the Financial Wellness Center to begin their completion of 1,000 hours of counseling experience needed for the certification.