Merchandising, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Merchandising Certificate program, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge and training for retail salespersons positions. The student demonstrates skills to motivate the customer to make a purchase, assess what a customer wants or needs, match the wants and needs to the available merchandise, complete sales-related documents, handle returns and exchanges, stock shelves and take inventory, and prepare displays.

Minimum Units Required: 21

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 021

Marketing

3

Electives

See Below

4-6

Second Semester

BUS 022

Professional Selling

3

BUS 023

Advertising

3

Electives

See Below

5 - 6

Electives:

(3 elective courses from the following list)

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

 

or

 

BUS 010A

Bookkeeping

3

BUS 008

Introduction to The American Legal System

3

 

or

 

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

 

or

 

BUS 018B

Business Law

3

 

or

 

BUS 019

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 009

Ethical Issues in Business

3

BUS 024

Retail Management

3

BUS 026

Economics of Business

3

BUS 030

Supervision and Human Relations

3

BUS 031

Introduction to Management

3

FASHION 002

Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3

 

or

 

FASHION 024

Visual Merchandising/Store Design I

3

Minimum Units 21