Retail Management (AAS)

Program Information

The 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 the program.

If you have prior accounting background and/or experience, you may choose to meet ACC course requirements for program by taking ACC211 and 212 (plus an additional Restricted Elective of your choice) instead of a three-semester ACC sequence.

This program has an embedded certificate (CCL) in Retail Management  that you can receive before you finish your degree.

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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 12-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you test exempt from CRE101, you should take ENG102/108 now to lighten your load in Semester III. 

If you have prior accounting experience, you may choose to meet ACC requirement by taking ACC211 this semester, ACC212 in Semester III and an extra Restricted Elective of your choice in Semester IV instead of a three-semester ACC sequence.  The guidance of the Program Director or an Academic Advisor is recommended.

A total of 9-15 credits of Restricted Electives selected from the list of options provided are required for this degree. Distribute those credits between Semesters II, III, and IV.

ACC 111 Accounting Principles I OR 3    
ACC 211 Financial Accounting

(See Semester II notes).

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

Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

3    
MKT 268 Merchandising OR

MGT180 Retail Management

(MGT180 is not offered at GCC but may be available at another MCCCD college.)

3    
MGT 276 Personnel/Human Resources Management OR

MGT179 Utilizing the Human Resources Department

(MGT179 is not offered at GCC but may be available at another MCCCD college.)

3    
Semester III 18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you successfully completed ACC211 in Semester II, you should take ACC212 this semester.  Otherwise you should choose either ACC230 or ACC112.  Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor for guidance as to which is preferable for your goals.

Also, see an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for your Retail Management certificate (CCL).

ACC 230 Uses of Accounting Information I OR 3    
ACC 112 Accounting Principles II OR 3    
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL OR 3    
ENG 111 Technical and Professional Writing

(Not recommended if you are considering transfer to the university sometime in the future.)

3    
SBU 200 Society & Business 3    
MGT 101 Techniques of Supervision OR

MGT229 Management and Leadership I

(MGT229 is not currently offered at GCC but may be available at another MCCCD college.)

3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

MKT++ Any additional Marketing (MKT) course not already completed (3 credits)

*    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select three (3) credits from the list of course options below based on your interests.

*    
Semester IV 13-16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you took  ACC230 last semester, you should take ACC240 this term; if you took ACC112, you should take ACC212 now, and if you took ACC212 last semester, you should take an additional Restricted Elective (RE). Total number of REs required to complete required credits for the degree will depend on your choices for ACC, MAT and CRE requirements.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

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

(If you completed ACC211 and ACC212, select an extra three (3) credits from the list of Restricted Elective options 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 of RE courses from list of Restricted Elective options below.)

*    
Restricted Electives 9-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Select 9-15 credits of Restricted Electives (RE) from this list of course options.  Electives selected must be different from required courses specified in the semester-by-semester  plan above.   Please note that some REs have prerequisites that will determine the course order.  REs must include at least one additional MKT course.  The minimum total credits counted towards the program is 61.  Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor for assistance with RE selection and sequencing.

GBS ANY Any General Business (GBS) course

Any additional courses (0-12 credits total)

*    
MGT ANY Any Management (MGT) course

Any additional courses (0-12 credits total)
(except MGT180)

*    
MKT ANY Any Marketing (MKT) course

Any additional courses (3-15 credits total)
(except MKT268)

*    

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