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Retail Management

El Camino College’s Retail Management Certificate (RMC) of Achievement program prepares part-time or full-time retail workers for management positions in the industry.

Endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), our retail management certificate program will prepare you to successfully lead a team in a retail environment.

This accessible program is completely online and can be completed in less than one year.

El Camino College retail management classes are just $46 per unit, with the possibility of fee reimbursement from industry partners.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $25,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $75,000.
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 6.4% nationwide from 2016 to 2026.

Retail Management Certificate of Achievement

This certificate prepares both longtime workers and those just starting out in the retail industry to advance in their career paths.

  • Take classes in retail management, business management, marketing, accounting, communications, human relations, and more.
  • Discover solutions to the fast-paced challenges that exist in the competitive retail industry.
  • Learn effective interpersonal, communication, and management skills that will put you on track for advancement in retail and other career areas.

Pursue a Certificate Designed for Management

As an El Camino graduate of the retail management certificate program, you’ll be ready to work as a store manager.

  • Learn principles and practices used in the management of successful retail stores.
  • Explore topics such as site selection, layout, merchandising, staffing, positioning, customer service, promotional techniques, and all aspects of buying.
  • Discover potential fee reimbursement from industry partners including Albertsons, Bristol Farms, Costco, Food 4 Less, Gelson's, Lazy Acres Natural Market, Northgate Market, Pavilions, Ralphs, Smart & Final, Sprouts, Stater Bros., Superior Grocers, Vons, and Whole Foods. Or, you may be eligible for reimbursement from the California Grocers Association (CGA).
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $25,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $75,000.

Build Your Professional Network Beyond the Classroom

As an El Camino retail management student, you are part of an academic and professional community of colleagues and mentors.

  • Develop important skills in problem solving, leadership, communication, and decision making.
  • Access professors and counselors who can help you be successful in the classroom and beyond.
  • Explore advanced education for additional retail management opportunities.
  • Apply for an industry certificate awarded by the WAFC after completing the El Camino retail management certificate coursework.
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Retail Management certificate in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Retail Management Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Retail Management certificate on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.

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El Camino College Retail Management Program