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Retail Management

The Retail Management Certificate is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. It is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains and Food Marketing Institute, and it is relevant in any retail sector as its course content and learning outcomes mirror those advocated by the National Retail Federation. CLC's online, 8-course Retail Management Certificate can be completed within two years while working full- or part-time. Grant funding is available to incumbent retail workers from qualified employers. For more information about this funding, please email

Program Details:

Required courses for the certificate:

  • RMC 111 Human Relations in Business
  • RMC 112 Computer Basics/Software Applications
  • RMC 237 Managerial Communications
  • RMC 115 Elements of Supervision
  • RMC 117 Introduction to Marketing Concepts
  • RMC 113 Human Resource Management
  • RMC 119 Introduction to Financial Concepts
  • RMC 234 Principles of Retailing

Since all RMC courses are 100% online, you will need to use a computer with the following specifications:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Windows 7 or higher operating system (NOT Vista or XP)
  • Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browser (NOT Internet Explorer)
  • Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 or Office 365 (A free download of 365 is available from CLC with your CLC Student ID number. Contact the CLC Help Desk at (847) 543-4357 or if you need help.)

Who is a candidate?

Anyone interested in continuing their education and interested in advancing their career in the retail industry should participate in this program. No matter what area of the industry you are interested in, this program will expand and enhance your career options.

Where are classes offered?

These are 8-week, online classes. Contact Client Solutions at (847) 543-2990 or email to discuss your organization's training needs .

All classes are not offered every semester.

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Retail Management

Do you work in a retail environment? Are you pursuing a career in retail and are ready to seek a management position? CLC’s Retail Management Certificate program provides the key skills needed for retail management success.

Employees and employers share the value of this program. Hear their stories. Employees share how after obtaining the certificate they were able to progress through the ranks at their stores. Employers recognize the value of providing their employees with the relevant skills required for success.