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Family and Consumer Science: Fashion Merchandising

Award Type: Certificate of Accomplishment

The certificate program in fashion merchandising prepares students for immediate employment and to transfer to universities and technical schools of fashion and costume design. Students integrate fashion principles, textile characteristics and personal style with marketing strategies to create and present projects and a portfolio tailored to their chosen career. Job opportunities include store buyer or manager, fashion consultant, fashion promotion and sales representatives.

The graduate of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Family and Consumer Science: Fashion Merchandising will:

  • Integrate fashion principles with respect to industry changes and marketing strategies and present project.
  • Apply design principles to fashion industry conditions to achieve personal style and present in class portfolio.
  • Analyze textile characteristics for sensory appeal and present project.
  • Differentiate historic fashion concepts with current design trends and display in portfolio.
  • Apply all fashion merchandising principles in a work setting.

Program Requirements

A major of 16 units is required for the certificate.

Course Number Course Title Units
BUS 103 Advertising 3.0
FASH 101 Fashion Industry and Marketing 3.0
FASH 102 Fashion Design Analysis 3.0
FASH 103 Textiles 3.0
FASH 104 Historic Fashion/Costume 3.0
FCS 149 Cooperative Work Experience: Occupational 1.0 - 8.0 units

Recommended electives:

Course Number Course Title Units
BUS 102 Marketing 3.0
BUS 377 Managing Service Quality 0.5
BUS 378 Effective Sales Methods 0.5
BUS 380 Marketing Strategies 0.5
CBIS 101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3.0
FCS 131 Life Management 3.0