Department of Finance
Finance Home
Find us on Facebook

Finance is a competitive and rewarding field. If you are a creative thinker and problem solver, comfortable with the latest technology and have the ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, with other managers, staff, and the public this may be the career for you.

Our Finance courses are beneficial for anyone who wishes to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take charge of their own financial future. It is crucial in today's economy to develop critical thinking skills with respect to financial planning. You will learn to appreciate the power of compound interest and gain control of your financial situation. We believe everyone should take Busg 1304 Introduction to Financial Advising. This course will help you become financially responsible, learn to save regularly, and learn to use credit wisely.

Important new course

BUSG 1193 Fundamental Financial Planning (Special Topics in Finance) (1 semester credit hour — 16 contact hours). Introduction to basic financial functions; identification of tools and strategies needed to analyze individual purchasing behaviors and patterns and their implications for an individual or family’s financial future. Skills: R (Course Type W.)

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to understand how to manage and handle your personal and financial goals. This course will help students develop the skills necessary to have a practical approach to money management. This course is recommended for financial aid students. It will help students be able to responsibly handle their financial aid obligations.

Please Note: The finance department is no longer offering Mortgage Banking courses. If you have questions please call our office at (512) 223-2199.

Renew your Texas mortgage broker license or loan officer license

The Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, an agency of the Finance Commission of Texas, regulates licensure of mortgage brokers and loan officers doing business within the state.

According to the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending a mortgage broker is defined as any individual who receives an application from a prospective borrower to attempt to obtain a mortgage loan. Real estate brokers and salespeople are not exempt from the MBLA. If you are brokering first lien mortgage loans, you must apply for and establish that you meet all of the multiple criteria for a mortgage broker license. Under the statute, a real estate broker's license fulfills the experience requirement, but a real estate saleslicense does not.

If you are not currently licensed as an active real estate broker in Texas (for instance, if you are licensed in another state or your Texas license has lapsed), you would not meet the experience requirement for a Texas mortgage broker license.

The following ACC courses will meet the initial education requirements to obtain a license: RELE 1319 Real Estate Finance and RELE 1324 Loan Origination and Quality Control.

Do you need additional information about Mortgage Broker and Loan Officer Licensing, Discontinuance of Paper License, Entity Mortgage Broker License Application, Applying Without a Sponsorship, or Out-of-State Applicants Fingerprints, click to Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending

Finance degree and certificate options

Finance – Associate of Applied Science Degree

Finance – Certificate

Finance – If you wish to transfer to a four-year university baccalaureate program you should follow the curriculum for the Business Administration Associate of Science Degree.

Finance is an approved TECH PREP program. Students completing a high school Tech Prep Program with appropriate competency may receive some college credit.

Where and how are the programs offered?

Finance courses are offered during morning, afternoon, evening, weekends, and in online Distance formats to meet the students' needs. Class sizes are small and this enables us to provide you with individual attention.  Not all courses are offered every semester at all locations. The semester course offerings are announced in a course schedule distributed by mail, available on the campuses, or on our ACC web site. Complete course descriptions are listed in the ACC catalog.


The Finance department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence.

The Austin Community College District is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Austin Community College District.

The purpose of publishing the name, address and contact numbers of Austin Community College's primary accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, is to meet federal requirements. Publication of this information is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Austin Community College District, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Austin Community College District's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Austin Community College District for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquires about Austin Community College District, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to Austin Community College District and not to the Commission's office.