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WVC Retail Management Certificate

The WVC Retail Management certficate 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 microcomputer 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 Wenatchee Valley College ATS in General Business and some courses are transferable. Students should work closely with a business adviser to plan their class schedules.

Career Opportunities

For more information about careers related to this field, go to My Next Move or the Employment Security Department Web page (scroll through the alphabetical list by occupation, or type the name of the occupation into the search filter).

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Nelson Martin
Business Faculty


Program Guide

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 205*
  ENGL& 101* 
Business Communication or
  Composition: General
BCT 116 Professional Work Relations 3
BCT 128* Business Math 5
BCT 105 Computer Applications 5
BUS 243 Human Resources Management  5
BUS 242 Retail Management 5
BUS 240 Principles of Management 5
BUS 241 Principles of Marketing 5
CMST& 220
  CMST& 210
Public Speaking or
  Interpersonal Communications
  Total Credits for Certificate 48

*Placement score required.



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