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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Partially online
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Every company has a salesperson. Nothing happens in a company until someone sells something. As a salesperson, you are in the enviable position to make something happen. Most business executives start in a sales career and move into a management role after positively affecting profits of their companies through sales. If you intend to follow a corporate path, a career in sales prepares you for a large portion of executive positions. This program gives students the skills associated with direct promotion of products and services to potential customers. Training includes basic and professional sales techniques, management and general marketing concepts, sales organization and operations, customer relations, and consumer buying behavior.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068
  • Apple Valley Higher Education Site 55124

Labor Market Information

  • Travel Agents

  • Median wage: $14.31/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Parts Salespersons

  • Median wage: $15.54/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

  • Median wage: $37.33/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Insurance Sales Agents

  • Median wage: $28.05/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Advertising Sales Agents

  • Median wage: $24.24/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

  • Median wage: $31.29/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists

  • Median wage: $21.77/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products

  • Median wage: $45.37/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Sales Engineers

  • Median wage: $45.47/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email: admissions@dctc.edu