Bakersfield College

Business Administration

Retail Management

Certificate of Achievement

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • 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 # Name Units
COMM B1 Public Speaking 3.0
COMM B7 Organizational Communication 3.0
  or  
BSAD B6 Principles of Organizational Communication 3.0
BSAD B5 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 B90 Fundamentals of Retailing 3.0
BSAD B5 Human Relations and People Skills 3.0
BSAD B6 Human Resources Management 3.0
BSAD B53A Introduction to Accounting 1 3.0
  or  
BSAD B1 Financial Accounting 4.0
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