Programs specifically created to train cashiers are rare, but many schools offer degree programs in finance-related topics. Potential students must consider many factors, including location and cost, when deciding on an appropriate school.
Schools with Courses Relevant to Cashiering
Below are several schools that provide students with the skills necessary to become a cashier.
|College/University||Institution Type||Location||Degrees Offered||2015-2016 Undergraduate Tuition*|
|Bacone College||Muskogee, OK||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Associate, Bachelor's||$14,500|
|Dean College||Franklin, MA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Associate, Bachelor's||$35,420|
|Fisher College||Boston, MA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Associate, Bachelor's||$28,942|
|Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte||Charlotte, NC||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Associate, Bachelor's||$29,576|
|Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Undergraduate Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's||$17,664|
|Manor College||Jenkintown, PA||2-year, Private, not-for-profit||Associate||$16,550|
|Mount Aloysius College||Cresson, PA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Associate, Bachelor's||$21,360|
|University of Pittsburgh-Titusville||Titusville, PA||2-year, Public||Associate||$11,604 (in-state); $21,166 (out-of-state)|
|University of Puerto Rico-Utuado||Utuado, PR||4-year, Public||Associate, Bachelor's||2,049 (in-state); $4,071 (out-of-state)|
|Albright College||Reading, PA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Undergraduate Certificate, Bachelor's||$39,850|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
School Selection Criteria
Programs that are appropriate for training cashiers to advance in their profession can be found at community colleges and some universities. These are typically 2-year undergraduate programs.
Students seeking training in cashiering may want to consider the following:
- Some programs include courses on computer information systems that may be useful to cashiers.
- Career services may be offered to students seeking to find immediate employment; these services may include resume and interview refinement.
- Students may want to consider what career goals they may wish to pursue and decide on an education path that will help them attain their desired position.
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Those interested in staying in the retail business may seek accounting programs that offer courses applicable to a retail store setting.
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
Students seeking additional responsibility beyond cashiering might benefit from the leadership skills taught through a business administration associate's program.
When selecting a cashier preparation program, students should consider career goals, location, and desired work environment. Some programs that will provide adequate preparation are in the fields of accounting, business, and management.