Banking and Finance Apprenticeship

Banking and Finance IconBanking and Finance is a high growth industry offering many unique occupations ranging from loan processing to compliance and risk security. With the industry becoming much more skill oriented, potential employees are expected to have the training and knowledge necessary to fill these positions. Harper’s Banking / Finance program provides students with these necessary skills to succeed in any specific field of the banking or financial industry.

You’ll take classes in financial accounting, financial institution operations, investment management, international finance and more. The classes are taught by faculty who are financial industry experts and are currently top management in finance at Chicagoland firms.

This program is available in an accelerated online Fast Track format, giving you added flexibility. Earn your certificate in about 1 year through our Fast Track online program starting this Fall. Click here to see the full program layout.

Some students may qualify to graduate debt-free by participating in Harper’s apprenticeship program in banking/finance. 

The credit earned for this certificate can also be applied to the Business Administration A.A.S. degree.

Job Functions

Depending on the employer, job functions may include: opening new personal and business accounts; counseling clients on their financial needs; analyzing applicants financial status; credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of processing loans, preparing financial statements, budgets, reports, and projections.

Salary Outlook

Please note: The following are NOT a guarantee of salary, just an estimated outlook in this industry.

  • Loan Officer: $28,880–$61,850
  • Bookkeeper: $23,000–$38,900
  • Information Security Specialist: $53,805–$70,204

Job Titles in Banking / Finance:

  • Loan Officer
  • Branch Manager
  • Statement Clerk
  • Information Security and Risk Analyst


Next steps

  1. Submit an Interest Form
  2. Apply to Harper College
  3. Take the placement test by visiting your Student Portal and click "Testing".
  4. Interview with companies interested in hiring an apprentice.