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Complete a 12-Week Training for a Chance to Get Hired at $21/hour, Plus a $2,500 Hiring Bonus!

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If you're looking for a sign to change careers, this is it!

You can take your customer service experience from any industry and apply it to a career in financial services in less than a full semester through a unique partnership with Bank of America and Maricopa Community Colleges. The program is fast-paced, but if you have an interest in financial markets, you can do it!

Get Started

Step 1Enroll in a 12-week program offered by Scottsdale Community College to help you prepare for the FINRA® SIE® certification exam.


Step 2bGet connected directly with Bank of America and other hiring employers.


Step 3If hired at Bank of America, receive a $2,500 hiring bonus that will reimburse you for the course cost and then some!

Program Details

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GBS261: Investments I (3 credits) and GBS261LL: SIE Exam Prep (1 credit)

Course Dates

GBS261: January 18 – March 10

GBS261LL: March 20 – April 14

Course Days | Times | Modality

Monday and Wednesday | 9:00am – 11:45am | In-person at SCC


Monday and Wednesday | 7:00pm – 9:45pm | Live Online


FREE for eligible candidates through Route to Relief!

Learn More$355 for Maricopa County residents who are not eligible for funding


Cost breakdown: $340 tuition (4 credits at $85/credit hour) + $15 registration fee. $215 course materials are covered by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation and $60 FINRA SIE® Exam voucher covered by SCC Business School!


Course requirements: At least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).


Hiring opportunity requirements: Passing score (70%) on the FINRA SIE® Exam and background check requirements specified by FINRA.


Students are required to sit for the FINRA SIE® Exam as part of this course.


The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE®) exam is a FINRA® exam for prospective securities industry professionals. This rigorous introductory-level exam assesses a candidate’s knowledge of basic securities industry information including concepts fundamental to working in the industry, such as types of products and their risks, the structure of the securities industry markets, regulatory agencies and their functions, and prohibited practices. 


The cost of taking the exam is included as part of your course tuition and fees when enrolling through Scottsdale Community College. Learn more about this program here or fill out the form below to get started.

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Why should you consider a career in financial services?

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Excellent pay and benefits - up to $26/hour starting salary!

Arizona’s best employers (like Bank of America!) waiting to hire you

Tremendous opportunity for career growth

No financial experience required to get started - all you need is an interest in financial services and a willingness to learn

Because you can do it!

Ready to get started? Submit the form below and we'll contact you!

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Walmart Foundation logo This program is partially supported through a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.


The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.


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