Getting Started

Welcome to UCC. I am glad you are interested in pursuing your certificate through UCC and look forward to working with you.

Step 1:

Once you are ready to move forward, the first step in the process is applying to Umpqua Community College. We do not charge an application fee, so it is a fairly quick process that takes about 15-20 minutes.

When registering you will enroll in the Bus. Tech – Retail Mgmt – Cert program that is sometimes abbreviated R-CERT.

Step 2:

Once you have received your student id# (at the end of the application process), you will need to complete the WAFC/RMC application and return it directly to me (Gary Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) . At that point, we will touch base to discuss how many courses you wish to take per term and what the best courses for you would be.

Due to a special Memorandum of Understanding between UCC and the WAFC, all registrations for this program go directly through me, rather than the traditional registration process. This is to ensure that students who are currently employed in the industry, involved in an employer-sponsored program, and are planning to complete the certificate with UCC receive the special tuition rate of $250 per course.

If you completed any courses at other colleges, I encourage you to submit your transcripts when applying to the college to see if any of them will apply to our program. The WAFC/RMC program consists of the eight-courses listed on the application. The program can be completed in one to two years, depending on the number of courses completed per term.

You can locate additional program information at the WAFC website.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Gary Gray
UCC RMC Coordinator