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Retail Management, Certificate of Achievement


Retail Management is a specially recognized program designed to prepare individuals for the fast-paced retail industry. This program is also intended to help students develop an understanding of the retail manager’s job and the requirements for success in the retail environment.

This program is approved by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), and persons completing the prescribed courses are eligible to receive both the CCC Associate Degree (or Certificate of Achievement) and the WAFC Retail Management Certificate.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems, using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.
  2. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  3. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Students will complete all of the following:
ACCT C116ACCT for Non-Financial Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners3
BUS C150Introduction to Marketing3
BUS C283Work Based Learning3
CIS C111Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management3
MS C100Business Organization and Management3
MS C101Management and Employee Communication3
MS C102Human Relations in Business3
MS C104Human Resource Management3
Total for Major24