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Retail Management Program

The Retail Management Certificate Program is a 10-class program created to meet the managerial needs of today's fast-paced retail industry. The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) has created and endorses this program as the primary means of educating the hundreds of thousands of grocery retailers in the 9 western states. One of the primary objectives of this program is to help students develop a sense of the scope of the retail managerís job and gain an understanding of the basic requirements for success in the future.

Rio Hondo College has developed a strategic partnership with the Smart and Final Corporation where this program is taught completely on-site at the Smart and Final corporate offices in the city of Commerce, CA. All interested students and retail employees are invited to attend these on-site classes. Check the current class schedule to determine which classes will be taught at this site each semester.

The following are the requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management.

Required Courses Units
ACCT 090 Introduction to Accounting 3
CIT 102 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
MGMT 052 Business Mathematics 3
MGMT 108 *Business Communications

(Pre-req: ENGL 035 or ESL 198 or appropriate placement)
MGMT 120 Human Relations in Business 3
MGMT 146 Human Resources Management 3
MGMT 150 Principles of Management 3
MRKT 170 Elements of Marketing 3
MRKT 175 Retail Management 3
SPCH 101 Public Address 3
  Total Units Needed 30
  Units Completed  


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