The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree and Certificate are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in Retail Management to enter the workforce directly upon completion of the degree or certificate. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Business should follow the Business AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide.
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AAAS Degree (93-95 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 93-95 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
General Education Core Requirements - 18-20 Credits
Human Relations (5 Credits)
Core Program Requirements - 75 Credits
* Course is offered once a year during the quarter listed.
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Retail Management-What is it?
Retail management is any business activity involved in the selling of goods or services. Depending on the size of the company, retail managers are responsible for operations that often include buying, marketing, merchandising, inventory control, personnel and finance management. The Retail Management program is built on a foundation of general business courses, focusing on retail marketing, merchandising, management and sales to prepare students for positions in the dynamic retail industry. Leadership opportunities exist through Collegiate DECA.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Understand business operations, such as: buying, selling, marketing, financial reporting, personnel management and issues related to policies, regulations and business law.
- Apply principles of retail buying to plan, select and control merchandise.
- Apply marketing principles to plan, select and produce effective advertising media.
- Demonstrate good salesmanship-effectively interview clients and gauge consumer needs.
- Develop, initiate and analyze sales programs, along with budget and expense reports.
- Apply business mathematics to analyze data and solve business problems.
- Communicate effectively-verbally and in writing; build positive consumer, vendor and public relations.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree or Certificate in Retail Management?
Retail Management graduates develop strong general business and management skills to work in a variety of business settings and positions, such as Department Store Managers, Assistant Managers, Buyers, Merchandise Managers, Sales Associates and Representatives. Entry-level salaries generally range from $18,000 to $24,000 with mid- management ranging from $35,300 to $60,200.
Potential employers include: Department and clothing stores, grocery stores, automobile dealerships, home building and furnishings, and on-line retailers. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696