Certificate of Achievement 18+ Semester (27+ Quarter) Units
The Retail Management Certificate is a Career Technical Education program that is nationally recognized, accredited college program developed collaboratively with retail industry experts to prepare retail employees for positions in management. Students who complete this program gain the knowledge, skills, abilities and confidence that empower them to become successful leaders in retail and service oriented companies. Retail continues to be a growing, fast-paced, and diverse industry with many opportunities for advancement. Opportunities expand as the platforms for consumers to select goods develop and diversify. There are careers in retail available in all fields of business. At the beginning of the 21st century over 42 million people were employed in the retail field. The Department of Labor forecasts that 1 in 4 jobs in the United States are directly related to or abide in the retail field. This certificate is designed for the full or part-time working professional. All eight courses are offered every semester either on campus, online, or at an off-campus location. Upon completion students will receive a Las Positas College Certificate of Achievement which is recognized by many employers toward career advancement. Students are also eligible to apply for the Western Association of Food Chains Retail Management certification.