Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: College Orientation 
Step 3: English & Math Placement
Step 4: Education Plan
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 6: Register for Classes

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

Other questions? Call 209-575-6789.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College
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Business Administration

Retail Management

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Retail Management is a growing global industry and an exciting career path. Strong retail managers and staff are essential to success in all areas of consumer and customer focused business. Upon completion of the Retail Management Certificate you will obtain the knowledge needed to take on a leadership role in a retail organization.

Degrees & Certificates

Modesto Junior College offers an eight-course Retail Management Certificate that can be completed in as little as one year while working full or part-time!

Getting Started

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Setup your MJC Email
Step 3: Official Transcripts
Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 5: Register for Classes
Step 6: Pay Fees

Need Help? Contact a friendly Admission Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.


Retail Management Careers

Why? Watch the videos below to hear from retail industry professionals and students about the benefits/advantages of obtaining your Retail Management Certificate. 


Job Outlook

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

(90 mile radius from Modesto Junior College)

39267 employed   4733 annual jobs   $41k median salary

Retail Salespersons

(90 mile radius from Modesto Junior College)

143410 employed   22907annual jobs   $25k median salary

*Employment information source: Opportunity Stanislaus (

Business Administration/
Accounting Lab

Founders Hall 114

Fall/Spring Hours:

9 am - 7 pm M-TH

Full-Time Faculty

 Shelley Akiona 
(209) 575-6960
Founders Hall 120 P

 Linda Kropp 
(209) 575-6168
Founders Hall 120 D

 Barbara Salerno 
(209) 548-5790
Founders Hall 120 H

 Patricia Wall
(209) 575-6642
Founders Hall 120 J