Getting Started

Here are the basic steps for new students to get started with the Retail Management Certificate program.

Step 1

Once you are ready to start the program, 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 10-20 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 Gary Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. At that point, we will call you 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 Gary Gray, 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 have completed any courses at other colleges, you are encouraged to submit your transcripts when applying to the UCC 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.

Step 3 (Optional per employer)

Please check with your employer to find out if you need to fill out this release form. This form is required by employers that need program updates in support of their scholarship options.

Fill out, scan and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Student Release of Information Authorization.

Already a UCC Student?

Do you want to change your area of study to the Retail Management Certificate?

Schedule a meeting with Gary Gray by email or call 541-440-4703.