• Your Career With a Future in Retail Management 

    Gain the business leadership skills to advance your retail career in less than one year. How? Join the Retail Management Certificate program at Clackamas Community College!

    retail shoppingDid you know? 

    • The average starting wage for retail management jobs in Clackamas County is $43,000.
    • Opportunities for advancement are available for people who have skills in budgeting, human resources, marketing and sales.
    • Many retail employers, especially in the grocery industry, are actively looking for people who possess the Retail Management Certificate.

    The Retail Management Program at CCC 

    Retail Management at CCC provides a pathway to a high wage, high-demand career in a fast-paced field. The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) supports and endorses this program, and has strong affiliation with hundreds of companies in the Food Industry across the western United Sates.

    The Retail Management Certificate is a college business administration program designed to prepare people for success in the fast-paced retail industry.  The courses help students develop an understanding of the retail industry and the requirements for success as a manager in the retail environment.

    What does the course work include? 

    • Budgeting for Managers
    • Introduction to Business Computing
    • Management Fundamentals
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Human Resource Management
    • Business Communications
    • Human Relations in Business
    • Retailing

    What are the benefits?  

    • Improved business and professional skills
    • Enhanced employability and opportunity for promotion
    • Increased visibility and company recognition
    • Valuable college credit toward an associate or bachelor's degree
    • Additional opportunity to earn the WAFC Retail Management Certificate

    Who is eligible to take part in the certificate program? The Retail Management Certificate Program is open to anyone who enjoys working with people and is interested in being a part of an entrepreneurial team focused on providing outstanding service to their customers.

    How can I fit the classes into my busy life? The Retail Management Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of busy people who are managing work and family responsibilities. Classes are offered in an online format so you can complete them on your time schedule.

    Why should I attend Clackamas Community College? Clackamas was recently awarded a Department of Labor grant called ACT-On, which provides career coaching services to retail management majors. Students who enroll in the ACT-On program receive:

    • One-on-one college admission assistance
    • Continuous support while in school
    • Post-credential job search assistance

    Complete an online referral form, and one of our Career Coaches will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment!

    Start your successful career! 

    For more information, please contact:

    Paul Moredock, ACT-On Program Director
    Email: paulm@clackamas.edu

    Heather Damghani, ACT-On Career Coach
    Email: heather.damghani@clackamas.edu

    This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the US Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.

  • Contact our ACT-On Office

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: ACTONInfo@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-6188

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