Certificate Overview

The Retail Management Certificate is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. It is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains and Food Marketing Institute, and is relevant in any retail sector as its course content and learning outcomes mirror those advocated by the National Retail Federation.    Austin Community College (ACC) offers an eight-course Retail Management Certificate that can be completed within two years while working full or part-time.   All courses are college-level and apply to more advanced educational programs such as an associate degree in Marketing and an associate degree in Business Management, a bachelor degree in Retail Enterprises or Marketing or Business Management. Courses are available on campus and on-line.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Organizational BehaviorHRPO 23073
Business Technology
Please complete the following course:
Business Computer ApplicationBCIS 13053
Business Communication
Please complete the following course:
Business & Professional SpeakingSPCH 13213
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Principles of ManagementBMGT 13273
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
Principles of MarketingMRKG 13113
Human Resources Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resource ManagementHRPO 23013
Financial Management & Budgeting
Please complete one of the following courses:
Introduction to AccountingACNT 13033
Principles of AccountingACCT 23013
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Principles of RetailingMRKG 13023
A total of 24 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated November 2016