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Retail Management Program Guide

The WVC Retail Management certificate is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), a high-profile, non-profit association dedicated to promoting academic preparation in the food industry.

All of the WAFC member grocery companies recognize and value this college-level certificate, which is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills that may increase their employability and career options in retail settings.

The retail management certificate prepares individuals to manage a variety of retail sales operations or lines of merchandise. Students who complete the courses for this program will develop a clear sense of the scope of a career in the field of retail management. The program serves both entry-level job candidates and incumbent employees.

The curriculum includes courses in both written and oral communications, business math, human relations and computer applications. Students also complete specific business and management courses in accounting, management, marketing, retailing and human resource management. After successful completion of the required coursework, students will receive a retail management certificate, which may also show the WAFC endorsement.

All certificate courses may be applied toward a WVC associate of technical science (ATS) degree in General Business if students receive a “C” grade or higher. Some courses are transferable. Students should work closely with a business adviser to plan their class schedules

Suggested Course Sequence: Certificate of Completion
Offered at Wenatchee campus

Courses Credits
ACCT 102
  ACCT& 201
Practical Accounting I or
  Principles of Accounting I
BCT 105 Computer Applications 5
BCT 205*
  ENGL& 101*
Business Communication or
  Composition: General
BUS 240 Principles of Management 5
BUS 241 Principles of Marketing 5
BUS 242 Retail Management 5
BUS 243 Human Resources Management 5
BUS 245 Human Relations 5
  Total Credits for Certificate 40

*Placement score required.