Certificate of Achievement: 2015–2016 Catalog Year
Certificate of Achievement
Western Nevada College offers a 30-unit Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management to prepare students for a career in the retail business.
A retail management career incorporates buying, merchandising, promotion, management, operations, finance and computer applications.
Required classes for the Retail Management Certificate of Achievement are in business and business communications, accounting, information systems, management and marketing, and many serve as a ladder to business degrees. The WNC program provides students an opportunity to earn a relevant certificate, and the classes are also required for associate degrees. Most are also transferable to four-year colleges. The certificate may particularly benefit employees interested in moving up to supervisory and management positions.
Salary: $40,750–$99,410 / year (Nevada)
Career Outlook: Average growth; strongly determined by the economy
Good To Know: Career incorporates buying, merchandising, promotion, management, operations, finance & computer applications.
Total Requirements: 30 Units (Credits)
|Program Requirements||21 Units (Credits)|
|ACC 135||Bookkeeping I||3|
|or ACC 201*||Financial Accounting|
|BUS 101||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 112||Customer Service||3|
|IS 101||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|MGT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MKT 127||Introduction to Retailing||3|
|MKT 210||Marketing Principles||3|
|General Education Requirements||9 Units (Credits)|
|*Recommended for students who plan to enroll in a bachelor's degree program.|
|A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement can be found on the Certificate of Achievement page.|