Academic Credit Programs

Below are the available academic programs administered through CAPD in partnership with academic units or colleges on FSU’s campus. Courses may be taken for academic credit or continuing education units (C.E.U’s), and are offered each semester. For more information, or if you do not find the program you are looking for please contact Sheila Bagley, Academic Program Coordinator at (850) 644-7551 or use the contact form below.

Click on each program area for for details and registration information.

Programs
Careers for Life

Careers for LifeThe Careers for Life Program is open to anyone interested in a career in the risk management and insurance industry. Careers for Life focuses on practical education of military members, veterans, and their families for careers in this industry. Courses accommodate the schedules of active-duty military members, including those anticipating separation, as well as Reservists and National Guard members.

Available Courses

RMI 2700 – Agency Management
Management principles of effectively operating and managing an insurance agency: Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Successful completion of the final exam earns one part of five-part designation program.

  • Introduction – Property & Casualty Essentials
  • Part 1 – The Agency as an Organization
  • Part 2 – Managing and Sustaining Financial Strength
  • Part 3 – Human Resources
  • Part 4 – Agency Productivity and Effectiveness
  • Part 5 – Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2-hour Essay Examination

A two hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Military Careers
RMI 2004 – Analysis of Risk Management
This course teaches the participant how to analyze and measure exposures and use loss data, which is fundamental to effective risk management. This is the second step in the five-step risk management process.

  • Introduction – Risk Management Essentials
  • Part 1 – Introduction to Analyzing Risk
  • Part 2 – Qualitative Analysis
  • Part 3 – Quantitative Analysis: Tools
  • Part 4 – Quantitative Analysis: Forecasting
  • Part 5 – Cash Discounting Concepts
  • Part 6 – Risk Analysis Applications I
  • Part 7 – Risk Analysis Applications II
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2.5-hour Essay Examination

A two and one half hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation.

RMI 2180 – Benefits
Focus: This Benefits course will cover the concepts of life insurance, health insurance, long term care, disability income, annuities and retirement planning including business continuation and planning for personal needs.

  • Introduction – Property & Casualty Essentials
  • Part 1 – Life Insurance Concepts
  • Part 2 – Health Insurance Concepts
  • Part 3 – Disability Income Insurance
  • Part 4 – Long Term Care Insurance
  • Part 5 – Business Continuation and Succession Planning
  • Part 6 – Retirement Planning and Annuities
  • Part 7 – Planning for Personal Needs
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2-hour Essay Examination

A two hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

RMI 2213 – Commercial Casualty Insurance
The Commercial Casualty Insurance course will cover the general liability exposures faced by businesses and the use of the Commercial General Liability policy to address those exposures. The business auto, workers compensation, and excess liability exposures and coverages will be included in this course.

  • Introduction – Property & Casualty Essentials
  • Part 1 – Commercial General Liability
  • Part 2 – Additional Insured Exposures and Coverages
  • Part 3 – Business Auto Coverage Form
  • Part 4 – Workers Compensation
  • Part 5 – Employment Related Practices Liability
  • Part 6 – Commercial Excess Liability and Umbrella Liability
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2-hour Essay Examination

A two hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

RMI 2616 – Commercial Property Insurance
The Commercial Property Insurance course will explain property loss exposures and the use of insurance to manage such exposures. The course will analyze business income exposures and concepts related. The role of the commercial property coverage in business will be examined along with inland marine exposures and coverages.

  • Introduction – Property & Casualty Essentials
  • Part 1 – Building and Personal Property Coverage Forma and Endorsements
  • Part 2 – Causes of Loss Coverage Forma and Endorsements
  • Part 3 – Time Element Coverages
  • Part 4 – Commercial Inland Marine Coverages
  • Part 5 – Commercial Crime
  • Part 6 – Business owners Policy
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2-hour Essay Examination

A two hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

RMI 2662 – Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
Commercial Insurance: Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation attainment. Course Content:

A fifty question, multiple choice, closed book exam follows each of the five parts. Successful completion of the five exams earns the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

RMI 2212 – Personal and Business Property Insurance
Focus:
Personal and commercial insurance. Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation attainment.

A fifty question, multiple choice, closed book exam follows each of the five parts. Successful completion of the five exams earns the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

RMI 2110 – Personal Insurance
Personal Insurance: Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation attainment. Course Content:

A fifty question, multiple choice, closed book exam follows each of the five parts. Successful completion of the five exams earns the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

RMI 2113 – Personal Insurance Planning
Personal Insurance Planning will explain personal loss exposures and the use of personal lines insurance coverages to manage such exposures.

  • Introduction – Property & Casualty Essentials
  • Part 1 – Personal Residential Coverages
  • Part 2 – Personal Automobile Coverages
  • Part 3 – Watercraft
  • Part 4 – Personal Umbrella / Excess Liability
  • Part 5 – Flood Insurance
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2-hour Essay Examination

A two hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

RMI 2305 – Practice of Risk Management
This course consolidates the various aspects of risk management and tackles the daily managerial and organizational requirements of risk managers and consultants. This is the final step in the five-step risk management process.

  • Introduction – Risk Management Essentials
  • Part 1 – Introduction to Implementing and Monitoring the Risk Management Process
  • Part 2 – The Risk Manager
  • Part 3 – Building the Risk Management Team
  • Part 4 – Information Technology for Risk Managers
  • Part 5 – Allocating the Cost of Risk
  • Part 6 – Due Diligence During Organizational Change
  • Part 7 – Executive Risk
  • Part 8 – Enterprise Risk Management
  • Part 9 – Reputation and Brand Management
  • Part 10 – Case Study

A two and one half hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation.

RMI 2001 – Principles of Risk Management
The purpose of this course is to lay a solid foundation for an overall knowledge of the risk management process and provide a background to ensure success in the courses that follow. Course Content:

  • Introduction – Risk Management Essentials
  • Part 1 – Risk Management Concepts and Their Effect on the Organization
  • Part 2 – Risk Identification: Methods
  • Part 3 – Risk Identification: Logical Classifications
  • Part 4 – Ethics and the Risk Management Process
  • Part 5 – Financial Concepts for Risk Management
  • Part 6 – Loss Data Analysis
  • Part 7 – Risk-Taking Appetite and Ability
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2.5-hour Essay Examination

A two and one half hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation.

RMI 2340 – Risk Control
This course builds proficiency in risk control essentials (the third step in the five step risk management process), including various risk control techniques, the importance of accident prevention, accident investigation, claims management, and the benefits of an effective crisis management plan.

  • Introduction – Risk Management Essentials
  • Part 1 – Introduction to Control of Risk
  • Part 2 – Risk Control Fundamentals
  • Part 3 – Risk Control and Mitigation I
  • Part 4 – Risk Control and Mitigation II
  • Part 5 – Claims Management
  • Part 6 – Crisis Management
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2.5-hour Essay Examination

A two and one half hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation.

RMI 2310 – Risk Financing
This risk financing course focuses on the risk financing step of the five step risk management process, including subject matter related to statistical measures, simple transfer options, loss sensitive transfer options, alternative financing options, and actuarial and audit perspectives.

  • Introduction – Risk Management Essentials
  • Part 1 – Introduction to Financing Risk
  • Part 2 – Quantitative Analysis: Tools and Methods
  • Part 3 – Simple Transfer Options
  • Part 4 – Loss Sensitive Transfer Options
  • Part 5 – Alternative Financing Options
  • Part 6 – Actuarial, Accounting, and Audit Perspectives
  • Part 7 – Case Study
  • Final Examination – Closed Book, Proctored, 2.5-hour Essay Examination

A two and one half hour, short answer/essay, closed book examination follows this five-week course. Successful completion of the exam earns one part of the five-part designation program – Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation.

Biology of Fishes

ZOO4454c.01 (class no. 5265)
ZOO5935.01 (class no. 5268)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the evolution, systematics, morphology, ecology, physiology, and life history of the most diverse group of vertebrates on earth, the fishes. Subjects will be presented through highly-illustrated lectures, diverse field experiences and a series of laboratory exercises. We will begin by investigating the evolution of fishes and the relationships, biodiversity and zoogeography of the living fishes. We will then examine aspects of form, function, physiology, and behavior emphasizing adaptations to life in aquatic and marine habitats at different life stages. We will end by discussing fisheries, conservation and management of fish populations.

Field Marine Science

BSC 4933 (class no. 6693)
This course will provide the student with a broad training in marine science field techniques through a combination of intensive lectures and field excursions. Topics will generally cover the major near-shore habitats of St. James Island and Florida’s Big Bend Coast, e.g. estuaries (broadly), benthos, salt marshes, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs. Though the focus of these topics is primarily organismal, we will also cover the chemical and physical characteristics of marine ecosystems. Throughout the course, we will address many of the pressing marine policy issues for this region.

Florida Springs

OCE4930 – 4
OCB5930 – 3
*Please contact E’lexis Brewer at ebrewer@fsu.edu for registration information.
Florida’s artesian (deep groundwater) springs are an important natural resource, providing the basis for extensive wildlife support and human recreation. These springs and the Floridian Aquifer that feeds them are under increasing threats from human activities. A growing awareness of these problems is leading to a rapid increase in demand for knowledge about the chemistry, biology, and ecology of springs to be used for improved resource management. As an answer to that need, Florida Springs Institute has planned a comprehensive course that will provide an overview of the current understanding of how springs are a product of their environmental surroundings and how they respond to management decisions.

Certificate in Publishing and Editing

The Certificate in Publishing and Editing is organized to meet the professional needs of various student and professional populations, while retaining a scholarly content consistent with the Department of English’s existing academic mission. The aim is to provide flexible, widely accessible, practical training, while simultaneously retaining within departmental degree programs traditional rigor and discipline.

The Certificate is designed to provide professional certification for those intending to seek employment in some area of editing, writing, and/or publishing. However, matriculated graduate students in any track of the M. A or Ph. D. programs may want to enroll in courses toward the Certificate in Publishing and Editing in order to:

  1. Develop a supplemental marketable skill.
  2. Study the relations between publishing history and literature.
  3. Improve self-editing skills.
  4. Increase a literary critic’s or writer’s general knowledge.

Certificate Requirements:
The Certificate in Publishing and Editing requires twelve (12) credits selected from two categories, a minimum of three (3) credits from the Academic rubric and six (6) from the Practical category. The core of the program consists of three Academic courses in the history and theory of publishing and a selection of Practical courses in various aspects of production, text preparation, and internships.

Select Course Descriptions:

ENC 5217. Editing Manuscripts, Documents, Articles, and Reports. 3 credit hours; S/U.
Instructor: Professor Emeritus B Bickley. bickley@fsu.edu

A hands-on writing practicum offered on an S-U basis. Meets Wednesday nights Fall and Spring; currently, Monday and Wednesday nights Summer B session. This workshop counts as an editing elective and/or toward English’s 12-hour Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Editing. About 10 students a year complete the Certificate. The workshop incorporates a rigorous professional refresher on grammar, punctuation, and usage; writing mechanics and copyediting practices; and active-voice writing and developmental editing. Open to students from any academic department and from the community (government agencies, businesses, and independent writers). Intended for students seeking to improve their writing and editing proficiency across various genres. Texts: 1) the most recent edition of Amy Einsohn’s The Copyeditor’s Handbook and 2) Editing Manuscripts, Documents, Reports, and Articles, an 80-page booklet prepared by the instructor and sold by Target Copy. Undergraduate students who have completed 90 or more hours, have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and have the instructor’s and academic dean’s permission can take ENC 5217 as an elective or toward the Certificate. Students in ENC 5217 pursue real-world professional writing and editing client projects—on and off campus, hard-copy and online. Graduate students can also choose to work on their own research and writing projects. Among other genres, ENC 5217 projects may include creative nonfiction; conference paper drafts; selections from thesis or dissertation chapters; academic, corporate, and agency curriculum materials; policy and procedure writing; popular press and academic journal articles and essays; and a variety of internship projects. The instructor helps students find client projects on campus, in the community, and online. The workshop has proven valuable for part- and full-time writers and editors in academia, the corporate world, government agencies, and freelance environments.

For more information please visit the main homepage for the Certificate in Publishing and Editing: http://www.english.fsu.edu/pub-ed/index.html

Multicultural Marketing Communication Certificate

The 2010 U.S. Census found that the three main minorities in the United States — Hispanic, African-American and Asian — account for about 37 percent of the total U.S. population and in many major metropolitan areas, they are now the majority. Estimates vary but at some point between 2030 and 2050, these minorities will constitute the majority of the total U.S. population. Further, they currently account for almost three trillion dollars of buying power. Other cultural groups, including Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people, further enrich our cultural and economic landscape. These cultures, however, have not been well taken into consideration in advertising and marketing plans. There is a current vacuum of professionals that understand how to address U.S. culturally diverse markets, including basic areas skills of knowledge such as demographics, psychographics, consumer insights and behavior, segmentation, cultural archetypes, media behaviors, positioning and account planning.

Certificate Requirements:
This certificate program is composed of four (3 credit-hour) undergraduate courses offered by the School of Communication that can be taken in the classroom or online, depending on their availability. In addition, this certificate program requires each student to write a Capstone Experience paper, applying the course work with to his or her academic or professional experience.

Course Descriptions:
ADV 3410 – Hispanic Marketing Communication: This course looks at the largest and fastest-growing minority in the U.S. and examines appropriate ways to connect culturally. This course is offered every semester including during the summer in the classroom and online.

ADV 4603 – Account Planning: Enables students to obtain cultural insights from consumers across different cultures and segments.

ADV 4411 – Multicultural Marketing Communication: Reviews cultural differences and similarities in consumer behavior and provides the context for research projects to connect better with these emerging groups. Offered in the Fall online only.

For more information please visit the main homepage for the Undergraduate Certificate in Multicultural Marketing Communication: http://comm.cci.fsu.edu/undergraduate-programs/undergraduate-certificate-program-in-mmc/

More Information

For more information, or if you do not find the program you are looking for please contact Sheila Bagley, Program Coordinator at (850) 644-7551.

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