Retail Management, Certificate Of Achievement
Banner code: 2_CN_RMGT
Financial aid: Eligible
This Retail Management Certificate, designed in collaboration with industry leaders, prepares individuals for promotion in management in the retail field. 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.
Individuals completing the prescribed courses are eligible to receive both the Golden West College Certificate of Achievement and the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) Retail Management Certificate.
The certificate is designed to prepare current and future retail employees for the fast-paced challenges in a competitive retail industry. This certificate includes business essentials such as accounting and marketing, and also emphasizes the “soft skills” of behavioral management and communication required for career success. Completion of the Retail Management certificate enhances the opportunity for entry employment as well as advancement in a retail career.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Develop a business plan for a small business which will include a mission statement, organizational structure, financial plan, cost analysis, and logistics and supply chain management.
- Develop guidelines for customer service for both suppliers and customers.
- Incorporate business solutions software to logistics and supply chains.
- Develop employment guidelines following Federal policies governing affirmative action and the American Disabilities Act.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.
|ACCT G100||Introduction to Accounting||3|
|BUS G139||Business Communication||3|
|or BUS G130||Introduction To Business Writing|
|CS G130||Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology||4|
|MGMT G110||Elements Of Management||3|
|MGMT G111||Human Resources Management||3|
|MGMT G115||Essentials of Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKTG G100||Principles Of Marketing||3|
|MKTG G135||Retail Management||3|
|ACCT G102||Managerial Accounting||4|
|ACCT G215||Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Internal Control Compliance||3|
|BUS G100||Introduction To Business||3|
|BUS G108||Legal Environment Of Business||3|
|or BUS G110||Business Law|
|COMM G110||Public Speaking||3|
|COOP G103||Cooperative Work Experience||3|
|COOP G104||Cooperative Work Experience||4|
|MGMT G152||Starting a Business - Entrepreneurial Small Business||3|
|MGMT G130||Team Building And Group Dynamics||3|
|MGMT G140||Business and Organizational Ethics||3|