Retail Management Certificate

This certificate endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) provides grocery employees access to a consistent curriculum and also meets the needs of other segments of the retail industry. The program serves both entry-level job candidates and incumbent employees.

Program Length: The program is approximately three to six quarters long, depending on full or part-time attendance and the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: None.

Important Note: Taking the COMPASS test is NOT required for this certificate.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
RBM 128 Business Communications 5
RBM 129 Speaking for Success 5
RBM 140 Operations Management 4
RBM 141* Fundamentals of Supervision 5
RBM 142 Marketing 3
RBM 143* Principles of Retailing 5
RBM 151CL Business Technologies for Retail Applications 4
RBM 158 Human Resource Management 6
RBM 165 Financial Management 5
  Total Credits for Completion 42

Optional Elective:

Course # Course Name Credits
CAS 105 Keyboarding 3
RBM 121 Successful Career Development 3
RBM 123 Customer Services Strategies 5
RBM 133 Effective Selling 5
RBM 159 E-commerce 4
RBM 163 Social Media Marketing 4
RBM 201 Introduction to Business Etiquette 5
  Total Credits for Completion 42

*Articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment