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Certificate of Achievement: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

Retail Management

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)

Course Requirements
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.
Recommended: BUS 107, BUS 108 or ENG 101*, ENG 102; Must include a writing course
Mathematics Requirement 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement can be found on the Certificate of Achievement page.

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