Academic Catalogs

Retail, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_MGRT
Control Number: 22374

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.

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.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

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