Retail sales and management is one of the largest fields for employment in the United State. This program is designed to provide the foundation for advancement from entry level positions to management in retailing. Career opportunities are plentiful in food chains, department stores, specialized small and large retail outlets, and small stores. A certificate or degree in the program greatly enhances a part-time or full-time employee’s opportunity to progress in a career in this large, growing industry.
Note: This major meets the core retail management curriculum recommended by the Western Association of Food Chains for employees who wish to prepare for management positions.
Human Resources Assistant
Retail Store Manager
Associate Degree Major Requirements (Major Code: 55080)
Subject and Number
Human Relations in Business
Introduction to Marketing
Human Resources Management
Principles of Management
Computer Science Info. Systems 110
Principles of Information Systems
Computer Science Info. Systems 172
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
Total Required Plus General Education and Elective Requirements
Certificate of Achievement Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline stated in the Academic Calendar.
Certificate of Proficiency Certificates of Proficiency are designed for the student who needs to be prepared to enter an entry-level job. A Certificate of Proficiency may be awarded upon successful completion of a prescribed course of study.
Sales Associate The Sales Associate Certificate of Proficiency prepares a student who has no exposure to the field and those with limited experience to immediately enter a large employment field that offers unlimited career opportunities. The foundation courses may be completed in one semester. This certificate can lead to the Retail Management Certificate of Achievement, or with the General Education courses, an Associate of Science Degree. All classes must be completed with a “C” grade or higher.