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Business Administration


This certificate's curriculum was developed out of a collaborative effort between several industry and college professionals and encompasses several business essentials, including the "soft skills" of management and communication required for career success in the retail industry.  Completion of the Retail Management Certificate will help students to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to manage retail stores of any kind.    
The program has been fully endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and its member companies. Explore more information about the WAFC certificate at




Business 28 (Human Relations in the Workplace) * 3  
Business 21 (Human Resource Management) 3  
Business 36 (Introduction to Marketing) 3  
Business 1A (Financial Accounting) 4  
Business 14 (Business Communications)   3
Business 22 (Introduction to Management)   3
Business 32 (Retail Store Management) *   3

Computer Application Systems 50 (Introduction to Computer 

    Application Systems) or Computer Application Systems 8

    (Computer Literacy) or Computer Science 8 (Computer Literacy)

TOTAL   25

The above listing is a suggested sequence only.  Some courses may have prerequisites.  Students may take courses in any sequence except where a prerequisite applies.

* no longer offered at Chabot;
   take MKTG-60 Retail Store Management at Las Positas, offered every Spring online.

Program-Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

  • 1.  Understand and apply practices used in the management retail stores.
     Identify the basics of information technology and apply software applications to enhance efficiency of business functions.
    Create effective oral and written business communications using modern communication technologies.
    Apply critical thinking and analytical skills in decision making and problem solving.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for these programs

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