2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 06, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design and Merchandising, A.S.

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Students who wish to prepare for a career in the design or wholesale/retail fashion industry should select this program which combines fashion studies with business and general education courses.  After graduation, students may choose to transfer to Bachelor degree programs in colleges which offer fashion design or merchandising degrees.  Graduates of this program have been accepted with full credit to the upper division of four-year colleges which offer fashion-related Bachelor degrees.

Transfer information: Agreement with Montclair and Transfer Resources


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fashion industry from concept to consumer
  • Compare and contrast historical costume dress to contemporary dress
  • Apply appropriate visual merchandising and advertising techniques
  • Demonstrate techniques and use of materials required to construct sewn products
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between the consumer and the primary, secondary, retailing and auxiliary segments of the fashion industry


Career Studies - 9 credits from among one of the following concentrations:

 A grade of “C” or higher is required in all career studies courses.

Total credits required for degree: 60

Program Code for registration: FASHDM

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Suggested Sequence - Fashion Design and Merchandising A.S.

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Note:  Students should refer to their concentration in either fashion design or fashion merchandising when selecting FASH/MRKT courses designated as “or” in the sequence.

Transfer Information

For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

Degree Audit Information

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