Academic Catalogs

Retail, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_MGRT
Control Number: 16229

This program is approved by the Western Association of Food Chains and persons completing the prescribed courses are eligible to receive both the OCC Certificate of Achievement and the WAFC Retail Management Certificate.

Complete the Retail Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcomes

  1. Function effectively as a manager in a retail environment using the skills, principles, and tools they have acquired.
  2. Apply the retail principles they have learned in their professional lives.
  3. Analyze the ethical dimensions of effective retail managers in everyday conduct and decision making.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and/or oral skills.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT A100Accounting for Small Business3-4
or ACCT A101 Financial Accounting
BUS A139Business Communication3
CIS A100Introduction to Computer Applications3
LEAD A200Organizational Leadership3
MGMT A100Applied Management for Public and Private Organizations3
MGMT A115Human Relations and Supervision3
MKTG A100Introduction to Marketing3
MKTG A200Retail E-Commerce Management3
Total Units24-25

Retail Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
ACCT A102Managerial Accounting4
BUS A110Business Law3
BUS A138Business English3
BUS A240Entrepreneurship3
MKTG A110Professional Selling3
MKTG A220Retail Buying3
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 24-25
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60