California Community Colleges Offer Entry-Level Insurance Classes

The California Insurance Careers Program and the state’s community college system are offering insurance classes online and on select college campuses. Classes are being geared to prospective or current entry level workers who require additional training in the insurance industry. Because classes are offered during the day, evening and online, they are applicable to people outside the state as well.

“An educated workforce is the cornerstone of the insurance industry,” said Paul White, CEO of Vantage Insurance Services, and originator of the program. “Tapping into the community college system to help provide basic insurance training for entry-level workers makes good business sense and one that will benefit the entire industry for many years to come,” said White.

The California Insurance Careers Program was designed in response to industry demand for qualified entry level workers. The Insurance Educational Association and the Insurance Brokers and Agents of the West, among others, have helped shape the curriculum. Available classes include: Introduction to Insurance, Property and Liability Principles, Personal Insurance, Commercial Insurance, and Insurance Code & Ethics.

“These college-level classes give entry-level workers the necessary training to fully capitalize on the high-growth opportunities provided by the insurance industry,” said John Urrutia, dean of the Business and Computer Science Division at Solano College. “This model of working collaboratively with the business sector reinforces the valuable role community colleges can play in training tomorrow’s workers,” added Linda Avelar, dean of the Business and Creative Arts Division at the College of San Mateo.

The insurance classes are for entry level workers and are not intended to satisfy Continuing Education requirements. For information, visit and click “Available Classes” on the main menu.