Piedmont Virginia Community College offers the Career Studies Certificate in Retail Management. The program can be completed in just two semesters, and financial aid is available for qualifying students.
Graduates who successfully complete this program will be prepared for jobs in which they directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting and personnel work in addition to supervisory duties. Further, PVCC graduates who complete the National Retail Federation (NRF) Certification exam in Retail Management will demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills necessary in the primary discipline of retail management and are prepared to pursue related careers.
Jobs in retail management are expected to grow 4.2 percent by 2022 in Central Virginia with an average annual salary of $39,644 ($19.06/hr.). The Virginia Employment Commission projects a 9.1 percent growth in the retail industry by 2022.*
*Sources: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., the Virginia Employment Commission and the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete:
- 3 Credit(s)