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Coursework and Textbooks


Coursework listed below offers students further insight of what will be learned throughout the Certified Retail Analyst Program.  

All prerequisite requirements must be met prior to enrollment in core program classes.

  • MATH 1203 College Algebra or MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (grade C or better)
  • ENGL 1013 English Composition I (grade C or better)
  • XCMP 9034 CRA Intro to Microsoft Office 2013; $500
  • XCMP 9037 Advanced Excel and Access for Retail; $500

See more information regarding pre-requisites

All classes meet one night a week for 15 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
All classes are $575 per class.

  • XMRK 5019  Retail Industry Foundations *
  • XMRK 5013 Retail Link Data Management *

*May be taken concurrently

  • XMRK 5017 Retail Supply Chain & Replenishment **
  • XMRK 5015 Retail Strategic Analysis **

**May be taken concurrently

  • XMRK 5019 Retail Tools Integration ***
  • XMRK 5016 Retail Analytical Techniques ***

***May be taken concurrently

The majority of CRA course materials utilized are course guides written specifically for the CRA program. This material is located in the Canvas LMS system. Our goal is for students to have access to their course Canvas shells 5 days prior to class start date. 

The following classes in the CRA program utilize textbooks: 

  • CRA Intro to MS Office 2013 
  • Retail Industry Foundations (Class 1) 
  • Retail Strategic Analysis (Class 4) 
  • Retail Tools Integration (Class 5) 

To purchase/order your book as well as gain specific information on the textbooks utilized in the classes noted above, visit the NWACC Bookstore, Amazon.com, or another vendor of your choosing.

Pre-requisites Class Textbooks

CRA9034 CRA Intro to MS Office 2013

  • Book Name: New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2013, First Course 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16764-0 
  • Author/Publishing Company: Shaffer/Carey/Parsons/Oja/Finnegan’s Learning Cengage 2014 

CRA 9037  Adv. Excel & Access for Retail 

  • Excel & Access course guides – located in Canvas 

Core Class Textbooks

CRA5019  Class 1: Retail Industry Foundations  

  • Book Name: Sam Walton, Made in America My Story   
  • ISBN: 0385511205; ISBN13: 9780385511209
  • Author/Publishing Company: 

 CRA 5019 Class 1: Retail Industry Foundations 

  • Book Name: Business Insights – How to Find and Effectively Communicate Golden Nuggets in Retail Data
  • ISBN: 9780991251018
  • Author/Publishing Company: David O'Neil, Steve Gerst, Sharyl Prom; Delta Publishing Group, 2nd Edition  

 CRA 5013 Class 2: Retail Link Data Management 

  • Course Guides – located in Canvas  

CRA 5017 Class 3: Retail Replenishment & Supply Chain 

  • Course Guides – located in Canvas 

 CRA 5015    Class4:  Retail Strategic Analysis  

  • Book Name: Business Insights – How to Find and Effectively Communicate Golden Nuggets in Retail Data
  • ISBN:  9780991251018
  • Author/Publishing Company: David O'Neil, Steve Gerst, Sharyl Prom; Delta Publishing Group, 2nd Edition

CRA5014    Class 5:  Retail Tools Integration  

  • Book Name: Visual Analytics with Tableau
  • ISBN 1119560209, 9781119560203 
  • Author/Publishing Company: Wiley Publishers; Author:  Loth, Alexander 

CRA 5016   Class 6:  Retail Analytical Techniques 

  • Course Guides – located in Canvas 

  • XCMP 9034 CRA Intro to MS Office 2013 (First seven weeks online class)
  • XCMP 9037 Advanced Excel and Access for Retail (Second eight weeks in the classroom, two nights a week)

 
  • XMRK 5019 Retail Industry Foundations (Retail Link ID is assigned to students)
  • XMRK 5013 Retail Link Data Management

  • XMRK 5017 Supply Chain & Retail Replenishment
  • XMRK 5015 Retail Strategic Analysis

  • XMRK 5014 Retail Tools Integration
  • XMRK 5016 Retail Analytical Techniques

 

Program Cost

The cost for each CRA pre-requisite course is $500. Each CRA course in the core program is $575. Students pay and enroll on a semester by semester basis. Visit Payments and Refunds for payment plan, financial aid, and scholarship information.