Retail and Supplier Education


VA Approved Program

AR Workforce Approved Program


Certified Retail Analyst Program

The Certified Retail Analyst program was created by a three way partnership between Walmart, the supplier community and Northwest Arkansas Community College to provide focused emphasis and comprehensive preparation to enter as an entry level employee.  The Certified Retail Analyst program produces certificated graduates with the applicable computer skills, an in-depth understanding of today's retail environment, how to navigate the Retail Link system, and to conduct in depth sales analysis and develop insights leading to sales opportunities. 

This is the ONLY program of its kind in the nation.  No prior experience is necessary to enroll for this program.

Come explore the world of Consumer Goods Manufacturing, Retail Operations, Analytics, Consumer Insights, Supply Chain and Distribution.


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Spring 2015 registration will open on November 3, 2014. 

Spring 2015 classes will begin January 12, 2015.


2013 Fall / 2014 Spring Semester Graduates



2013 Summer Semester Graduates

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