Certificate Overview

The Bakersfield College 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. Bakersfield College offers a 9-course Retail Management Certificate that can be completed within two years while working full or part-time.

Courses are available days, evenings, or some even online.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Human RelationsBSAD B53
Business Technology
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to Microsoft OfficeCOMP B53
Business Communication
Please complete the following course:
Principles of Organizational CommunicationBSAD B653
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Principles of ManagementBSAD B433
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
Fundamentals of MarketingBSAD B93
Human Resource Management
Please complete the following course
Human Resources ManagementBSAD B613
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete MATH B70 and BSAD B1, or BSAD B53A
Intermediate AlgebraMATH B703
Financial AccountingBSAD B14
Introduction to Accounting I BSAD B53A3
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Fundamentals of RetailingBSAD B903
A total of 24-29 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated March 2015