Financial Literacy


Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy Program provides students with the essential skills for personal money management. Students gain confidence as they learn about budgeting, saving, debt, credit, as well as education, housing, transportation and investing options. Students will create a comprehensive financial action plan specific to their life’s vision, which will improve their quality of life and help them reach their educational, professional and economic goals. 

Why take MONEY 690 & 695? Students who have taken the courses say the courses have given them greater confidence about their finances and the ability to reach their financial goals.

Complete both courses and earn a Certificate of Competency, Financial Literacy.


Financial Literacy, Certificate of Competency (C-COMPE)

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Students who complete this certificate will have the foundational skills needed to begin managing their personal finances. Students interested in furthering their studies in this area may want to look into the Business Department’s Accounting & Business Administration Programs.

Students may also be interested in checking out careers such as:

  • Billing Clerk
  • Loan Clerk/Counselor 
  • Billing, Cost, & Rate Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 
  • Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
  • Credit Authorizers
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


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What is the format of the class?

MONEY 690 & 695 are designed to be simple, organized, fun, and low-pressure! You will meet with your classmates and instructor twice per week in real-time. You will also access the class website on Canvas where you will find all the materials, resources, and information about the class. 

Each week’s coursework can be easily and conveniently completed online. It is a good idea to complete your assignment before your weekly meeting times, so that you can prime your brain about the content you will cover and also be able to ask questions about something you did not understand.

Are there any material or book fees?

No, all materials are provided in the course by your instructor and there are no fees.

Do you have to be an LBCC student to take the class?

Yes. To register for the course, you must first enroll at the College. There are several steps you must complete. Please follow the steps described on page 11 of the LBCC Non-credit Catalog.

How long are the classes?

Each class is 4 weeks long and meets twice per week for 1 hour.

Is attendance mandatory? 

Yes. Students are required to attend class sessions to successfully complete the course. 

What are the required materials? 

Currently, you will need regular access to a computer or laptop and Wi-Fi access. Read Computer or Internet Support if you need help accessing the Internet. 

When and how do I get my certificate?

Your instructor will provide information on how to apply for your official LBCC certificate. You will receive your certificate in the mail 4-6 weeks after you apply.

Will this course affect my GPA?

No, these are non-credit courses and will not appear on your transcript. As long as you attend each session and submit your financial action plan via Canvas, you successfully complete the courses! 

Whom can I contact for more information?

Emily Yasutomi 
Job Title: Faculty Instructional Specialist
Office Location: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Phone Number: 562-938-3980