Certificate Overview

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

Pasadena City College 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 an Associate Degree in Business Management. Also, more than half of the courses are transferable to a four-year degree at any university including CSUs and UCs. Courses are available Online, Hybrid and On Campus.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Human Relations/Organizational BehaviorBUS 1173
Business Technology
Please complete the following course:
Survey of Computers in Business (Computer Applications)BIT 233
Business Communications
Please complete the following course:
Business CommunicationsBUS 11A3
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to ManagementBUS 103
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
Principles of MarketingMRKT 203
Human Resource Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resources ManagementBUS 1283
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete one of the following courses:
Bookkeeping-AccountingACCT 104
Financial AccountingACCT 1A5
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Retail ManagementMRKT 1323
A total of 25-26 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated October 2016