Fashion Merchandising (AS Degree S1308)

Business Division
Degree S1308

The Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the apparel industry in Southern California. This Associate’s Degree program also offers student’s courses specializing in apparel retailing, fashion marketing, textiles, technical drawing, and merchandising. The courses emphasize the business of fashion, wholesale merchandise planning, product development, pricing, 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 wholesaling.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
FASH 9History of Fashion3
or FASH 57 Fashion Retailing and Production Technologies
FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
FASH 14Dress, Culture, and Identity3
FASH 17Textiles3
FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
FASH 59Fashion Retailing3
FASH 62Retail Buying and Merchandising4
FASH 63Fashion Promotion3
Total Units28

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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
FASH 8 Introduction to Fashion 3 3
FASH 17 Textiles 3 3
FASH 25 Fashion Digital Illustration and Design 3 3
FASH 59 Fashion Retailing 3 3
 Units12
Winter Term 1
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units4
Spring Term 1
FASH 10 Clothing Construction I 3 3
FASH 62 Retail Buying and Merchandising 4 4
FASH 63 Fashion Promotion 3 3
Certificate: Fashion Merchandising, L1 N0484 4  
w/completion of Fash 66 or 57, earn certificate 7  
Fashion Merchandising, L2 N0485 5  
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 Units10
Summer Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units4
Fall Term 2
FASH 14 Dress, Culture, and Identity 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
 Units14
Winter Term 2
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
 Units1-3
Spring Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fashion Merchandising, AS S1308 8  
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 Units12-15
 Total Units57-62
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