Retail Skills

  • Student helps another try on a dress.

  • This course supports New York State
    CDOS diploma requirements

    During this course, students will have the opportunity to help run a school retail store. Students will learn about entrepreneurship, management, marketing and personal finance. All students will have an opportunity to be a Cashier, Bagger, Greeter, Stockperson, Counter Person and Security Guard on a rotating basis throughout the year.

    Students Will Learn How to:

    • Operate a cash register
    • Develop marketing materials
    • Create store displays
    • Monitor inventory and stock
    • Prepare and serve food and beverage items
    • Use Microsoft Excel to prepare purchase orders
    • Prepare a resume
    • Practice job interview skills
  • Career Opportunities
    Students who complete this course will be qualified to seek entry-level positions in the retail services industry that allow for continued personal and professional advancement based on their desires and abilities. Some graduates attend continuing education programs to increase their skills. Typical job titles in retail include Customer Service Representative, Sales Representative, Cashier, Inventory Clerk, Store Manager and Stock Person.
     
    Retail skills
     
    Work Experience Opportunities:
    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
    • CVS/Pharmacy
    • DSW Shoe Warehouse
    • Barry Tech’s Joe’s Corner Store
    • Trader Joe’s
    • Walgreens Co.
    • TJ Maxx
    • Old Navy
    • Home Goods 
  • Retail Skills


  • Course available:  Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length:   1 or 2 years
    Placement:   Skills
    Credits:   Up to 4 CTE credits a year

    Earning High School Credits:
      
    Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits:*
                            
    0.5 credit    Career and Financial Management

    * Students completing 1 year of this 2-year course may receive up to 4 CTE credits OR distributed credits.
     
     This course supports New York State
     CDOS diploma requirements

Career Opportunities for Business / Information Services Graduates

  • Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted for Business / Information Services graduates by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.

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