Sales, Management, Marketing Associate

at St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 31
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Sales, Management, Marketing field is one of the fastest growing, largest, and most diversified fields of employment. The diploma program is designed for students who want to start their career in sales, management or marketing and want to enter this dynamic, rapidly growing field. The program introduces students to a broad base of business related knowledge and includes experiences and opportunities for students to network and make connections in the community while they attend classes.

Students develop skills in business applications, including communication, sales, prospecting, marketing, customer relationship management, managing a business, supervising employees, and related technology applications. Courses emphasize practical business related knowledge and hands-on learning.

During the program, students complete two internship experiences that directly apply classroom learning to the workplace. This work experience broadens students' knowledge and helps them successfully secure positions after graduation.
Students have the opportunity to participate in Collegiate DECA. This student organization facilitates student's connection of classroom skills training to real world application. Students in Collegiate DECA attend professional business conferences and competitions and participate in volunteerism and community networking activities.

Program Locations

  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College 56303

Labor Market Information

  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products
  • Median wage:$32.02/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Median wage:$18.46/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Demonstrators and Product Promoters
  • Median wage:$10.92/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Median wage:$10.33/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Telemarketers
  • Median wage:$13.15/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Door-To-Door Sales Workers
  • Median wage:$10.84/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers
  • Median wage:$28.40/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Median wage:$28.72/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Drive Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Toll-Free: (800) 222-1009 Local: (320) 308-5089 TTY: (320) 308-5988