2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Management
Degree Plan: Retail Management Certificate

This is a new award effective Fall 2015.

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

ECC-New September 1, 2015

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MGMT.RETAIL

The Retail Management Certificate provides a pathway to a career in Retail Management. The certificate is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. This certificate has been endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) to be offered by El Centro College. The endorsement is designed to meet the educational and skills for the retail industry. The primary focus of the endorsement within the Retail Management Certificate aligns with these topics: Human Relations/Organizational Behavior, Computer Applications (Technology), Business Communication Skills for Managers, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Human Resources Management, Financial Management, and Budgeting and Retail Management.

This certificate provides a career pathway to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Management with workforce options in business management and business marketing.



BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting OR 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I (3)


COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing OR 3
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing (4)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)


MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3


HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing 3
Minimum Hours Required 27-28

+The recommended prerequisite for ACCT 2301 is that the student be TSI met or exempt in math or equivalent.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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