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Certificate of Technical Studies in Retail Management

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Retail Management is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical experience to prepare students for employment as managers and assistants in a retail environment, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in retail management positions.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Retail Management will have demonstrated:

  1. Provide the business community with qualified managers in the local area to fill positions in the growing economy;
  2. Provide skills and training in management with state-of-the-arts computer training with relevant software;
  3. Provide continuing education opportunities for currently employed and under-employed office workers within the region particularly focusing on those in management;
  4. Provide educational opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in the area of management; and
  5. Provide re-training opportunities for displaced workers within the region.

Gainful Employment

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Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Retail Management

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
RMGT 201: Customer Service Skills 3
CIS  105: Computer Concepts 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
RMGT 211: Retail Management Principles of Retailing 3
ACCT 205: Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Second Semester Hours
RMGT 202: Principles of Purchasing 3
BADM 221: Business and Professional Speaking 3
BADM 212: Principles of Management 3
BADM 213: Human Resource Management 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students 3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra
Total Credit Hours for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Retail Management 30
Students must make a "C" or higher in prerequisite courses before enrolling in any given course.  

This certificate can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction.  Contact your advisor for details.

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