Online Retail Management

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The Retail Management Certificate (RMC) is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. It is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and Food Marketing Institutes, and is relevant in any retail sector as its course content and learning outcomes mirror those advocated by the National Retail Federation.  Over 3,000 students across the U.S. have successfully completed this 100% online certificate program.  This program has been endorsed by many large retailers such as Costco, Safeway, Fred Meyer and many more.

Western Association of Food Chains. Advancing the food industry through Education and Leadership.


Approved Certificate Courses

Course descriptions can be found here


Course Title
Credits
BUSN 160 Human/Labor Relations

5

BUSN 204 Introduction to HR Management 

4

BUSN 175 Retailing
5

BSTECH 120 Introduction to Office

5

BUSN 138 Principles of Marketing

5

CMST 101 Introduction to Communications

5

ACCTG 121 Practical Accounting

5

BUSN 270 Principles of Management/ Supervision

5

Total Credits
39


Why Take Online Classes?

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•Online Classes are designed for the busy working adult.
•The courses are self-paced and can be accessed 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
•You can learn from anywhere and avoid schedule conflicts.


How Quickly Can I Complete the Certificate?

The program is approximately four to eight quarters long, depending on full or part-time attendance and the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.


How Do I Pay For Classes?

Many companies offer generous reimbursement and some even pay up front for your tuition. Please contact your HR department for more information about your company's unique reimbursement plan.


The 
Workforce Education Service (WES) department at Highline College may be able to provide tuition assistance and support for the Retail Management Certificate if student meets funding and program eligibility criteria. For more information about WES funding, please visit workforce.highline.edu
 or contact the WES department at (206) 592-3802.


Have You Taken Previous College Courses?

Let us see if those courses will apply to the Retail Management Certificate. Contact Professor Shawna Freeman at sfreeman@highline.edu or call (206) 592-3639.


What Other Pathways Are Available Once I Have Completed My Certificate?

All credits earned in the Retail Management Certificate will transfer to either an AAS in Retail Management or an AAS in Business. From there you can either move on to a BAS in Marketing/Entrepreneurship at Green River College, a BAS in Global Trade & Logistics at Highline College, or a BS in Business ManagementMarketing Management or HR Management at Western Governors University (WGU).


How Do I Register?

Step 1

Step 2

  • Once you have completed the Application for Admission and received your Student ID Number (SID), please activate your myHighline account.  https://myinfo.highline.edu/MyInfo/

Step 3

  • Once your myHighline account is activated, please contact the Continuing Education department at 206-592-3785 or email ce@highline.edu to begin your registration process.


Questions?

For more information, contact the Continuing Education department at 206-592-3785 or email ce@highline.edu.


Interested in a Cohort Program for your Employees?

Please contact Crystal Kitterman at (206) 592-3341 or ckitterman@highline.edu for more information.



Available Course(s)

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