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Financial Counseling


MCC's Financial Counseling program is an AFCPE® Approved Education Program. AFCPE® counseling certification is the most respected in the field of counseling and education. The Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) is the gold standard. The AFC® provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to assist clients in complex and financial decision making. An AFC® can address immediate money challenges, create a plan to achieve unique goals and dreams, and build a sustainable foundation for long term financial well-being.

MCC students who complete the required curriculum have an opportunity to sit for a national exam and become an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®). It is anticipated that the demand for these financial professionals will continue to grow given the financial challenges many households are facing today. As indicated on the AFCPE website, the abilities of the AFC® include: 

Source: AFCPE®

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Degrees & Certificates Offered

Academic Pathway (Fall 2021)—Students may use the Financial Counseling Specialist Career Certificate as a pathway to further their Business education in completion of the following Certificates and Degrees:


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Ashley Peters, AFC®, M.B.A., M.S., B.S.B.A.
COURSES: FINA 1000/2000 level

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Course Term(s) Offered

FINA 1200 Personal Finance*

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

FINA 1300 Intro to Investments


FINA 2210 General Principals

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

FINA 2230 Business Finance

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

FINA 2400 Financial Counseling*

Winter, Summer

FINA 2410 Consumer Credit*

Fall, Spring

*Required to take AFC® Exam

Professional Credential

MCC provides the course work necessary to fulfill the education requirements to become a Accredited Financial Counselor. The Career Certificate in Financial Counseling is a registered program with the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education®