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This certificate prepares students for employment in which they directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers.

PROGRAM

Career Studies Certificate

CREDIT HOURS

24

Required Courses

  • BUS 100: Introduction to Business – 3 credits
  • BUS 205: Human Resource Management – 3 credits
  • BUS 236: Communication in Management – 3 credits
  • MKT 100: Principles of Marketing – 3 credits
  • MKT 110: Principles of Selling – 3 credits
  • MKT 215: Selling and Marketing Management – 3 credits
  • MKT 216: Retail Organization and Management – 3 credits
  • MKT 260: Customer Service Management – 3 credits

Admissions Requirements

Completion of MTE 1-3 or qualified placement test scores and placement into ENF 2 or qualified placement test score for the program. Additional information can be found on the program’s website, or in the Admission and Advising Center or in the Business, Mathematics and Technologies Division office.

Program Information

Piedmont Virginia Community College offers the Career Studies Certificate in Retail Management. The program can be completed in just two semesters, and financial aid is available for qualifying students.

Graduates who successfully complete this program will be prepared for jobs in which they directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting and personnel work in addition to supervisory duties. Further, PVCC graduates who complete the National Retail Federation (NRF) Certification exam in Retail Management will demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills necessary in the primary discipline of retail management and are prepared to pursue related careers.

Remote Access to Student Services

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All student services are being provided through distance formats – phone, video calls, email, etc. 

Contact Information for PVCC Student Services can be found below:

College updates for students, staff and faculty related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here.

(Click on the office name for additional information about each service.)

Academic Advising and Admissions: 
General Contact: admissions@pvcc.edu 
Current and Returning Students: Set up a phone appointment or video appointment via Zoom with an advisor through Navigate:
Step 1: Log in to MyPVCC
Step 2: Click the “Navigate Student” icon
Step 3: Click “Appointments” on the left side of the screen
Step 4: Follow the instructions on the screen

Future Students/Other Inquiries: Complete our Ask an Advisor form. Be as specific as possible. You will be contacted through email by an Admissions and Advising staff member as soon as possible.

In-person office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., NOTE: services by appointment only

Financial Aid: 
General Contact: finaid@pvcc.edu 
Students can continue to contact the Financial Aid Help Center by phone, 434.961.6545.
Questions that cannot be answered by the call center will be escalated to PVCC Financial Aid Office staff. 

In-person office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., NOTE: services by appointment only

Student Success Office: 
General Contact: success@pvcc.edu  
Students who are already working with a Student Success Advisor can email them directly to set up an appointment or set up a phone appointment or video appointment via Zoom with an advisor through Navigate:
Step 1: Log in to MyPVCC
Step 2: Click the “Navigate Student” icon
Step 3: Click “Appointments” on the left side of the screen
Step 4: Follow the instructions on the screen

In-person office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., NOTE: services by appointment only

Disability Services: 
General contact: shannifan@pvcc.edu
Students may schedule appointments by emailing Susan Hannifan at shannifan@pvcc.edu.

In-person office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., NOTE: services by appointment only

Academic Support Services:
Meet LIVE with PVCC academic coaches and tutors using Zoom remote conferencing. Click here for more details.

Academic coaches help students succeed in online learning environments. Click here to schedule an appointment with a PVCC academic coach and here for step-by-step for scheduling a coaching session.

The Writing Center offers online writing assistance in any discipline and help in Spanish and many humanities and social science courses, too. Online tutors are available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to schedule an online tutoring session and here for step-by-step instructions.

In-person office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., NOTE: services by appointment only

Library Services:
General Contact: reference@pvcc.edu
Live chat is available 24/7.  

Canvas and IT Support Services: 
Information about Canvas and other online learning tools can be found here.
The Academic Computing Lab and IT Help Desk (Room 832, Main Building) will be open, Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Career Services: 
General Contact: careers@pvcc.edu 
Students may schedule Career Services appointments here
Students are encouraged to use https://www.pvcc.edu/careerservices to access the full complement of online services and resources.  

In-person office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., NOTE: services by appointment only 

Veterans Services:
General Contact: jfisher@pvcc.edu
Current students may schedule Veterans Services appointments here.
New military/veteran/dependent students may attend a Virtual Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) session in April.

Q Steps to Enrollment

Admission Requirements
PVCC has an open admissions policy. You may apply and register for classes if you:
• Are at least 18 years of age,
• Or, if younger than 18, you have a high school diploma, GED® or have taken placements tests.

Admissions Process
Submit an Online Application
Admission is free. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a Student ID number and username. Make sure to keep this information for your records.


Complete the Advising Questionnaire
Log in with your MyPVCC user name and password to guide you to the English and math classes best suited for you.


Apply for Financial Aid
All degree- and certificate-seeking students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study positions.


Meet with an Advisor
Make a phone or a Zoom (online platform) appointment for remote academic advisor help. Email admissions@pvcc.edu for assistance.


Register & Pay for Classes
Register for classes through MyPVCC at www.pvcc.edu/mypvcc. You will need the username and password you received after submitting your PVCC application. How to Register for Classes

For questions about in-state tuition eligibility, visit the Residency Requirements page.

Pay for classes online through MyPVCC. Get assistance with billing and payment information 24/7 by visiting http://mysupport.pvcc.edu or calling 434.961.6545.

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