Bakersfield College

Retail Management

Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

A Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment. The Certificate will provide the student with broad-based knowledge and skills in retailing including grocery chains. This foundation can be built into many successful careers. The certificate is approved by members of the Western Association of Food Chains, all the major supermarket chains in the western 13 states. It encompasses several business essentials, including the soft skills of management and communication required for career success in the retail food industry.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Retail Management Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework 
A minimum of 30-31 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes 
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • perform the duties of a supervisor or middle level manager.
  • analyze and record financial transactions in a manual or computerized general ledger system.
  • effectively communicate within an organization in both written and oral media.
  • make legal and ethical decisions that achieve organizational objectives.

Total Units: 30-31


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM B1 Public Speaking 3.0
  -or-  
COMM B7 Organizational Communication 3.0
BSAD B65 Principles of Organizational Communication 3.0
BSAD B51 Business Mathematics 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
BSAD B9 Fundamentals of Marketing 3.0
BSAD B43 Principles of Management 3.0
BSAD B53a Introduction to Accounting 1 3.0
  -or-  
BSAD B1 Financial Accounting 4.0
BSAD B90 Fundamentals of Retailing 3.0
BSAD B5 Human Relations and People Skills 3.0
BSAD B61 Human Resources Management 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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