2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Retailing, A.S.

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Success in business roles and merchandising is often found in the skills of management, promotion, or merchandising. The Professional Retailing program is designed to allow a choice of additional study in one of the three skill areas.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of professional retailing: merchandising, marketing, management, staffing, buying, pricing, transaction/stock control, location, layout, service, consumer behavior and service, and current problems and trends, as they apply to the retailing of goods and services.
  • Assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues.
  • Engage successfully in one-to-one professional selling in today’s marketplace.
  • Demonstrate skills in one of three retailing specialties: management, promotion, or merchandising.

Total Units for the Major: 25-31

Specialty Industry Areas

Area I - Management

Area III - Merchandising

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BUS 12, BUS 14, BUS 102 , BUS 103 , BUS 104 , BUS 116 , BUS 135 , BUS 137 , BUS 138 , BUS 147 , BUS 150 , BUS 260 ; CIM 1 , CIM 10 , CIM 120 , CIM 121A , CIMN 100 , CIMN 100A , CIMN 100B ; FASH 140 , FASH 144 , FASH 150 .

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