Fashion Merchandising, AS

Business Division
Degree S1308

The A.S. Degree in Fashion Merchandising is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the apparel industry in Southern California. This A.S. program also offers students courses specializing in apparel retailing, advertising, textiles, and visual communications.
The courses emphasize the business of fashion, wholesale merchandise planning, and apparel branding targeting specific markets. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to develop marketing strategies, create promotional campaigns, understand the buying process, and analyze retail businesses. Entry-level employment opportunities available after completion of this program may include retail sales, small store merchandising and showroom assisting.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the marketing and promotional techniques of fashion and apparel companies.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the fashion industry trend research process.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

FASH 8Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 10Clothing Construction I 3
FASH 15Aesthetic Design in Fashion 3
FASH 17Textiles 3
FASH 25Fashion Computer-Assisted Drawing 3
FASH 59Fashion Retailing 3
FASH 62Retail Buying and Merchandising 3
FASH 63Fashion Promotion 3
FASH 66Visual Merchandising Display 3
Total Units27
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