The Retail management certificate program, designed by managers of major retail corporations, prepares individuals to be effective managers or to be promoted to management in the retail industry. Retail experience is a plus, but is not required to successfully complete this program. Courses assist students in understanding the scope of the retail manager's job and the requirements for success. Completion of the certificate enhances the student's opportunities for entry-level employment as well as advancement in a variety of retail careers. The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) has endorsed this program. Current grocery industry associates are encouraged to contact their Human Resources office for details on the WAFC program.