Certificate of Completion in Retail Sales Manager

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Retail Sales Manager is designed for students with an interest in retail store management. Students learn about apparel and retail store management, merchandising, salesmanship, customer service, basic computer systems, and human resources. They develop the ability to train and manage personnel in a store, display and merchandise their areas or store, effectively train personnel to sell the merchandise, and manage stocks and profitability. Completers of this certificate will have interned with a store manager for a minimum of 240 hours. Career placement would be at the Department or Area Sales Manager position.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Retail Sales Manager (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5405
Total Credits Required
22–24

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $38,040
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers $29,070
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Program Prerequisites

MKT/TEC109 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising 3

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
TEC250 Apparel Quality Analysis TEC250 is only offered in the Fall RC 3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
TEC255 Fashion Retail Merchandising TEC255 is only offered in the Fall RC 3
MKT/TEC200 or
MGT229 or
MGT253
Retail Buying or Management and Leadership I or Owning and Operating a Small Business RC 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10-12
TEC151 Display and Visual Merchandising RC 3
TEC222 Textiles RC 3
TQM101 or
TEC260
Quality Customer Service or Fashion Sales Management RC 3
TEC272++ Retail Merchandising Internship Any TEC272 Module RC 1–3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Retail Sales Manager (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125874).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.