Certificate Overview

The College of the Desert 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. College of the Desert offers an 8-course Retail Management Certificate that can be completed within two years while working full or part-time. Courses are available day and evening, many are offered on-line.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Human Relations in the WorkplaceBUMA-0323
Business Technology
Please complete the following course:
Computer LiteracyCIS-0104
Business Communication
Please complete the following course:
Business CommunicationsBUMA-0893
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Principles of ManagementBUMA-0013
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
MarketingBUMA-0273
Human Resource Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resource ManagementBUMA-0643
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete the following course:
Business CalculationsBUMA-0313
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Retail Merchandise ManagementBUMA-0293
A total of 25 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated May 2015