Insurance - 318 - 368
Over 90% of our graduates obtain an insurance career position once they graduate.
Mohawk has over 40years experience in educating insurance professionals. The insurance industry provides awards and scholarships in the amount of $10,000 annually.
Very close links with the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry.
- Upon completion of a common first semester, you may choose to transfer into second semester of one of the following programs*:
- Business - Accounting (non co-op 316 or co-op 356)
- Business Administration (632)
- Business Administration - Accounting (364)
- Business Administration - Human Resources (363)
- Business Administration - Marketing (non co-op 362 or co-op 366)
- Business - Financial Services (303)
- Business - General (320)
- Business - Marketing (319)
What you'll learn
- Prepare for professional designations from the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) and the Insurance Institute of Canada.
- Complete, on an accelerated basis, nine out of ten credits required for the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada.
2 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus optional co-op
Fast Track allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Ancillary Fees||$717.02||$653.92|
|Mandatory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,221.51||$2,633.41|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)||$4,379.92|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op)||$4,854.92|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$7,342.97||$7,342.97|
|Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$7,792.97||$7,717.97|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)||$15,510.94|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op)||$15,985.94|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.
Domestic and International student admission requirements
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M or U level or equivalent
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
Note: An additional requirement based on overall grades may be required to proceed into some of these programs.
Language Requirements for International Students:
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
How you’ll gain skills
- Field trips, guest speakers and attending industry events.
- Through interactive mock trials in a courtroom simulation.
- Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
- Students must maintain an overall 70% GPA per semester in order to maintain co-op status and have no more than one failed or withdrawn course.
Co-op Format (Fall Intake)
|September to December||January to April||May to August|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Vacation|
|Semester 3||Work Term 1 (Co-op)||Work Term 2 (Co-op)|
|Work Term 3 (Co-op)||Semester 4|
Co-op Format (Winter Intake)
|January to April||May to August||September to December|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Work Term 1 (Co-op)||Work Term 2 (Co-op)||Work Term 3 (Co-op)|
Work Term Capabilities
(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)
- Apply knowledge of insurance principles and practices
- Communicate insurance-related information in oral, written, and graphic formats suited to specific audiences and purposes
- Apply the knowledge of Canadian legal system, the legislative context of the insurance industry and business in general to insurance contracts, document and processes
- Recommend various insurance policies to clients from the perspective of the broker
- Evaluate the various factors affecting the acceptance and underwriting of any insurance risk
- Processing renewals, cancellations, endorsements for new business
- Explain, interpret, analyze policy coverage and policy documents
- Claims filing, document collection and report analysis
- Maintain abeyance systems to monitor outstanding insurance documents
- Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint
|Work Term 1||Work Term 2||Work Term 3|
|Range||$14.00 - $17.00||$14.00 - $17.00||$14.00 - $18.25|
For further information, please contact:
Gordana Mihajlovic, Co-op Specialist
Email: Gordana.Mihajlovic [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Gordana Mihajlovic)
Where you can go next
- Earn a degree:
- Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration
- View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
- Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
- See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Your future career options
- Claims Adjusters
- Risk Managers
- Company Field Representatives
- Fraud Investigators
Where you could work includes:
- Insurance Companies
- General Business Organizations
- Life Insurance Companies
- Independent Adjusting Firms
- Insurance Brokerages and Agencies
Opportunities for grads
- Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Designation.
- Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) licence.
- Insurance Institute of Canada
- Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO)
- Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA)
- Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association
- Ontario Mutual Insurance Association
- Students may choose to register for the CIP national exams at an additional cost in order to receive credentials awarded by the Institute
- Mohawk offers a one-week Intensive Registered Insurance Broker course (RIBO) at the college for Insurance Program graduates who have successfully completed their fourth semester of the Insurance program in spring who wish to obtain their basic broker level one license
- In collaboration with IBAO, and Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton (IBAH), Mohawk College is offering the graduating students of the Insurance Diploma program an accelerated training program specifically designed to prepare students to challenge the RIBO Level I Licensing Entrance Exam.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
- Review the program learning outcomes for Insurance (318)
- Review the program learning outcomes for Insurance (368) - co-op
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Why Mohawk? Insurance Program Testimonials
Dan Lawrie - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
Economical Insurance - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
Aviva Insurance - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
Cowan Insurance Group - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
KTX Insurance Brokers - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
Crawford and Company - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
Property & Inland Marine - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
Dufferein Mutual Insurance - What Employers Look For When Hiring Mohawk Grads
Domestic Canadian Students
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