Certificate Overview

Build a new career or advance your career in retail management!

The El Centro 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.

El Centro College offers a nine 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 [Management Careers Program: e.g. an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Associate Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor Degree in Retail Enterprises or Business Management]. Courses are available in the following formats: Face-to-Face at employer sites, on campus, on-line statewide/nationally. Courses are also offered in a 16-week or 8-week format during the FALL and SPRING Semesters with a select group of courses offered in a 5-week format during the SUMMER I and SUMMER II Sessions.

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 one of the following courses:
Introduction to ComputingCOSC 13013
Introduction to ComputingCOSC 14014
Business Communications
Please complete the following course:
Business and Professional CommunicationSPCH 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 Resource Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resource ManagementHRPO 23013
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete one of the following courses:
Principles of Financial AccountingACCT 23013
Principles of Financial AccountingACNT 13013
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Principles of RetailingMRKG 13023
A total of 27-28 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated April 2015