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 the Food Marketing Institute.  This program is relevant in any retail sector.   Program course content and learning outcomes mirror those advocated by the National Retail Federation.  Rio Hondo College offers an eight-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 as well.  These courses are available in several formats.  Classes are offered on campus, 100% online, and at Smart and Final’s corporate headquarters in the City of Commerce.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Human Relations in BusinessMGT 1203
Business Technology
Please complete one of the following courses:
Managerial computer SkillsMGMT 1253
Introduction to Microsoft OfficeCIT 1023
Business Communication
Please complete one of the following courses. (Note that MGMT 208 has ENG 101 as a prerequisite.)
Business WritingMGMT 1083
Business CommunicationsMGMT 2083
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to ManagementMGMT 1503
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
Elements of MarketingMRKT 1703
Human Resource Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resources ManagementMGMT 1463
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete one of the following courses:
Introduction to AccountingACCT 0903
Financial AccountingACCT 1014
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Retail ManagementMRKT 1703
A total of 24-25 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated October 2016