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College Credit. Retail Industry Foundations. Job Placement.
Junior Merchant Program

College Credit. Retail Industry Foundations. Job Placement.
Junior Merchant Program

Junior Merchant Program | Concurrent High School

Through NWACC's Junior Merchant Program (JMP), concurrent junior and senior high school students and recent high school graduates are able to learn about different retail career paths in Northwest Arkansas (NWA), whether working for a retailer such as Walmart or Harp's, a supplier or a small business.

As a high school student taking JMP concurrent courses, you will learn about retail industry foundations, retail terminology, computer systems, and e-commerce, and be exposed to retail analytics and supply-chain management - all necessary for a career in the retail industry. You will gain exposure to industry professions and gain first-hand experience by interning at a retailer corporate office and/or at a supplier office in NWA.

You can gain course credits that can be transferred to NWACC for an associate degree and/or transferred to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree - all at an affordable cost. There are no fees for out-of-district students.

JMP is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Contact retail@nwacc.edu for more information.

Why JMP?

  • Earn college credit while still in high school.
  • Gain confidence in choosing a career path before or early in your college journey.
  • Learn skills for entry-level retail jobs in sales, analytics, finance, replenishment and more.
  • Save money! Take out fewer student loans by transferring credits earned in high school toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.
JMP Courses

JMP Courses

Explore the various Junior Merchant Program (JMP) concurrent courses designed to prepare you for a successful future in the retail and supplier industry.

Courses

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Academic Paths & Careers

Learn more about Junior Merchant Program (JMP) academic pathways and career opportunities.

Academic Paths & Careers

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Application & Admissions

Learn about the concurrent high school application and admission process and registering for concurrent courses.

Application & Admissions