Find Your Story in the Academy of Finance
High profile employers such as Fidelity, Met Life, Centreville Bank, Amica, and Citizens Bank have all hired graduates of the WACTC Finance Program. We prepare our students not only for the business world but provide a strong foundation for a number of post-graduation educational opportunities.
Upon graduation, Academy of Finance students receive a National Academy Foundation certificate along with their diploma.
Students graduate not only with a deep understanding of what careers in the financial sector look like, but college credits. Students that enroll at Johnson & Wales University do so with 13.5 quarter credits and students who enroll in the Rhode Island College Early Enrollment Program receive 12 semester credits.
The curriculum was developed under the auspices of the National Academy Foundation (NAF). NAF has an advisory board whose members represent industry giants such as American Express. The program is also affiliated with the Career Academy Support Network.
The initial year of the program includes Computer Applications (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.), College Accounting I, and College Economics. During the summer between the first and second years, students participate in a paid internship designed to complement and supplement the skills developed in the classroom.
During the senior year, students continue into College Accounting II and add Banking and Credit, Financial Planning, International Finance, and Securities.