Retail Management (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Retail Management degree is designed to prepare individuals working in the retail management, food industry, and related fields, for the mid-level management position challenges of the future. The curriculum encompasses business essentials and also emphasizes the skill sets needed for effective management and communication in the work environment. Instruction will provide the background and knowledge necessary for students to develop the judgment skills they must exercise as business managers.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within this program.

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

A total of nine (9) credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:


Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. *    
MKT 271 Principles of Marketing 3    
GBS 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry OR 3    
MGT 251 Human Relations in Business 3    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication 3    
Semester II 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you test Reading Exempt from CRE101, you should consider taking ENG102 (or ENG108) this semester instead of Semester III, to distribute your credits more evenly between the semesters.

ACC 111 Accounting Principles I OR 3    
ACC 211 Financial Accounting

(ACC211 is recommended for students with prior accounting experience and/or training.)

BPC 110 Computer Usage & Applications OR 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Test Reading Exempt on the district placement test. (0-3 credits)

MKT 268 Merchandising 3    
MGT 276 Personnel/Human Resources Management 3    
Semester III 18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ACC 112 Accounting Principles II OR 3    
ACC 230 Uses of Accounting Information I 3    
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting

(ACC212 is recommended if you completed ACC211 in Semester II.)

ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL OR 3    
ENG 111 Technical and Professional Writing 3    
SBU 200 Society & Business 3    
MGT 101 Techniques of Supervision 3    
MKT ANY Any Marketing (MKT) course

(You may not use MKT271 or MKT268 to meet this requirement.)

RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

Semester IV 13-16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

ACC 212 Managerial Accounting OR 3    
ACC 240 Uses of Accounting Information II 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

If you completed ACC212 in Semester III, select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 3-6 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

Restricted Electives 9-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of nine (9) credits. Courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement unless otherwise stated. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

GBS ANY Any General Business (GBS) course *    
MGT ANY Any Management (MGT) course *    
MKT ANY Any Marketing (MKT) course *    

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