Harper College

General Insurance

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Insurance is a high growth industry with great opportunities for those with the right credentials.  Harper’s General Insurance Apprenticeship is a two-year program. Students have an opportunity to work for an employer with pay while getting on- the-job training and employer-paid schooling. Our apprentice program offers a pathway to a thriving career in insurance.

Students attend school in 12-week blocks each semester including the summer. They are in class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and work at the employer on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Students are assigned a dedicated mentor on the job.

Participants who complete the insurance apprenticeship earn an A.A.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Insurance and are ready for a career in the insurance industry. In addition, the apprentices earn national insurance credentials through The Institutes and a certification from the Department of Labor indicating they are fully qualified for their occupation.

Job Functions

Depending on your employer you may do all or some of these functions: client facing activities and support for agents; underwriting review; resolving client issues; calculate potential losses; decide on coverage rates; settle insurance claims; review policies; process documents, health/dental, and many other entry level tasks.  These jobs could be in any insurance areas, health, automotive, life, mortgage, or property & casualty depending on what is needed by the specific company.

Salary Outlook

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

  • $40,000–$65,000

Job Titles in Insurance

  • Claims Adjusters
  • Risk Managers
  • Underwriters
  • Account Manager
  • Claims Analyst

Documents (PDFs)

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.
Last Updated: 12/14/23