Retail Management Western Association Of Food Chains (Wafc Endorsement) Certificate


This certificate is part of the Retail Management AAAS and is designed to be a step towards a degree. By completing the Retail Management Western Association Of Food Chains (WAFC) Certificate of Completion, you will have completed the first 40 credits of a Retail Management degree.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
40 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
On Campus

  1. Understand business operations, such as: marketing, financial reporting and human resource management
  2. Apply principles of retail merchandising to plan and control merchandise assortments
  3. Apply marketing principles to plan, select and produce effective promotion
  4. Demonstrate professional selling skills-effectively interview clients and gauge consumer needs
  5. Apply business mathematics to analyze data and solve business problems
  6. Communicate effectively-verbally and in writing; build positive consumer, vendor and public relations

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Retail Management (WAFC Endorsement) graduates develop strong general business and management skills to work in a variety of business settings and positions, such as Store Managers, Assistant Managers, Buyers, Merchandise Managers, Sales Associates and Representatives. Entry-level salaries generally range from $18,000 to $24,000 with mid-management ranging from $35,300 to $60,200.

Potential employers include: Grocery Stores, food/beverage product manufacturing companies, food/beverage distribution companies.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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