Associate in Applied Science
This associate degree program prepares students to be knowledgeable, capable, and enthusiastic employees who can handle both customer-facing and behind-the-scenes jobs in a retail setting. These retail jobs can be divided into 4 main areas:
- customer relations,
- store upkeep,
- product handling, and
Students who complete this associate degree will have had exposure to all 4 of these areas, and will gain the skills and knowledge to project a can-do, professional, and results-focused attitude.
This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.
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2023-2024 Academic Requirements
This program emphasizes both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to succeed in both customer-facing and behind-the-scenes jobs in any type of retail setting. The curriculum was developed with input from industry experts and topics include the role of retailing in the supply chain, retailing formats and locations, organizational structure and key positions, growth and expansion, consumer communication, and brands and private labels. Student also learn about productivity, operational and financial measures, purchasing and inventory control, pricing schemes, and merchandise layout and presentation.
Students will take restricted electives toward completing a certificate as part of the program requirement in one of the following areas (9-16 credits): Accounting for Business Certificate, Human Resource Management (HRM) Certificate, Business Sales and Marketing Certificate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate, Management Advanced Certificate or a Certificate or Degree in any occupational/technical area.
Eastern Michigan University, BS and BBA degrees
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .
- Business/Computer Technologies
- Business Department
|BMG 228||Purchasing and Inventory Control||3|
|Elective||Nat. Sci. Elective(s)||3|
|MTH 125 or||Everyday College Math|
|MTH 160 or||Basic Statistics|
|Elective||Math Elective(s) Any math level 4 or higher course||3|
|COM 101 or||Fundamentals of Speaking|
|COM 102||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Restricted Elective(s) 2: Choose a course toward completion of selected certificate.||3|
|BMG 230||Principles of Management||3|
|BMG 295||Supply Chain Field Studies||2|
|Elective||Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s)||3|
|Elective||Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2||3|
|Restricted Elective(s) 4 0-7 credits: Choose course(s) toward completion of selected certificate as needed.|
|Elective||MTA Elective(s) (0-2 credits) to reach minimum 30 MTA credits||2|
- Total Credits Required