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.

The College of Lake County offers an 8-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 the A.A.S. degrees in Management or Business Administration. Courses are available in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Human Relations in BusinessRMC 1113
Business Technology
Please complete one of the following courses:
Computer Basics/Software ApplicationsRMC 1123
Introduction to Office SoftwareCIT 1193
Business Communication
Please complete the following course:
Managerial CommunicationsRMC 2373
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Elements of SupervisionRMC 1153
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to Marketing ConceptsRMC 1173
Human Resource Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resource ManagementRMC 1133
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to Financial ConceptsRMC 1193
Retail Management (Capstone Course)
Please complete the following course:
Principles of RetailingRMC 2343
A total of 24 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated March 2017