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Retail Management and Merchandising

Retail management

A retail management certificate provides valuable skills needed to start or advance a career in the retail industry.

Retail careers can be found in wide range of industries including grocery, fashion, specialty food and beverage, home and interiors, technology, services, general retailing, and e-commerce.

Why study retail management at Casper College?

This program can be completed completely online and the normal length of this program is nine months. Upon successful completion, students receive a certificate that is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains.

Retail merchandising

An A.A.S. degree in retail merchandising covers all aspects of retail marketing in a brief manner, equipping students with marketing skills and communication skills.

While studying for this degree, you will learn valuable skills, such as how to present merchandise to customers in a desirable way, catering to customers’ tastes and needs, and analyzing a market in order to capitalize on opportunities.

This degree is ideal for individuals who want an entry-level position in retail sales or buying.

This degree is offered on-campus at Casper College and the normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Benefits of a career in retail:

  • Are you a people person? Retail offers many opportunities to interact with others and work as part of a team.
  • Retail is a dynamic and fast-paced environment providing new experiences each day.
  • Retail provides flexible scheduling. Whether you are an early riser or night owl, or need a non-traditional work schedule, retail provides a schedule that works for you.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about these programs, view their listings in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

All of the courses in the certificate program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Contact Info

Ginny Garner

Hospitality and Marketing Instructor

Rachel Wright

Academic Assistant, School of Business and Industry

Roberta Marvel

Dean, School of Business and Industry