Certified Retail Analyst Program | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Break into the Retail & Supplier Industry
Certified Retail Analyst

Break into the Retail & Supplier Industry
Certified Retail Analyst

Certified Retail Analyst Program


Due to partnerships between NWACC, the supplier community and Walmart, the college's Certified Retail Analyst (CRA) program offers you a six-course path toward developing a proficiency in supply chain and retail fundamentals as well as data mining and analysis to create goals and recommended actions.

CRA is a competency-based, retail industry training program that provides you with live access to Walmart's Retail Link Decision Support system as well as a day-in-the-life analyst experience.

As a CRA graduate, you will qualify for entry level work as an analyst with Walmart and the supplier community. You may also move into positions such as a sales analyst, category advisor, product development, replenishment or others. To date, 87% of NWACC graduates report finding employment while in the program or within one year.

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Registration

New and returning students are welcome to register for the CRA program. Use the buttons below to access an application, and feel free to use the instructional videos as well. 

Application Instructions:

 

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Resources

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Advising

Group advising sessions offer you the opportunity to ask questions about the CRA program and complete introductory registration steps.

Advising

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Coursework

View the pre-requisites and core courses required to complete the CRA program, as well as costs, textbooks, software and more. 

Coursework

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Class Schedule

Prepare for the CRA program by reviewing the class schedule. Classes are conveniently offered online and in the evenings.

Class Schedule

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Payment & Refunds

Learn more about financing your CRA classes, payment options, dropping a course and the college's refund policy.

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Policies

View the policies regarding registration, grading, attendance, dropping a class, withdrawing from the program and refunds.  

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Space Planning

After completing the CRA program, consider taking Space Planning which consists of two classes and teaches you how to use ProSpace software. 

Space Planning