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Retail Management

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Retail Management is designed to prepare individuals working in the retail industry, and related fields, for the industry training needs in supervision and management, marketing, financial management, and business planning. The curriculum encompasses several business essentials and also emphasizes the skill sets needed for effective management and communication in the work environment. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Retail Management is also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Retail Management (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5286
Total Credits Required
24
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in leading, negotiating, and working in harmony with others in a business setting.
  2. Apply fundamental concepts to perform basic computing skills and technology operations.
  3. Demonstrate communication principles and critical thinking through written and oral formats.
  4. Evaluate various leadership styles and management techniques and explain their use in contemporary business settings.
  5. Apply marketing principles to the development of a marketing strategy.
  6. Evaluate current trends in human resource management and human resource needs to develop a human resource plan.
  7. Interpret and analyze financial information and financial performance measures to make business decisions.
  8. Evaluate merchandising, financial planning, and strategy in the industry to make business decisions.
  9. Create and present a strategic plan for a business, including financial strategy and financial performance measures.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

$38,030

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
MGT101 or
MGT229
Techniques of Supervision or Management and Leadership I Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication SB 3
MGT276 Personnel/Human Resources Management 3
ACC111 or
ACC211
Accounting Principles I or Financial Accounting 3
MGT180 or
MKT268
Retail Management or Merchandising Critical course 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
MGT101 or
MGT229
Techniques of Supervision or Management and Leadership I Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication SB 3
MGT276 Personnel/Human Resources Management 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 or
ACC211
Accounting Principles I or Financial Accounting 3
MGT180 or
MKT268
Retail Management or Merchandising Critical course 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Retail Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=139049).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-20195/29/2018 – 5/27/2019