2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Merchandising Program, A.A.S.

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Students who wish to prepare for a sales, management, or buying career in the wholesale or retail fashion industry should select this program which combines fashion studies with business and general education courses. After graduation, students may either begin their careers or may choose to transfer to Bachelor degree programs in colleges which offer Fashion 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.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fashion industry from concept to consumer
  • Apply computation skills pertinent to the fashion and retailing industries
  • Apply appropriate visual merchandising and advertising techniques
  • Demonstrate both customer service and management techniques, which apply to the fashion industry
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between the consumer and the primary, secondary, retailing and auxiliary segments of the fashion industry


General Education – 20-22 credits

 As described in General Education .

The following general education course is required:

The following general education courses are recommended for students choosing this program:


Students planning to transfer should see their counselors regarding general education requirements.

Career Studies - 9 credits from among the following:

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

Electives - 2-4 credits


A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all career studies courses in order to complete this program.

** Offered Spring Term only

Total credits required for degree: 60

Program Code for registration: FASHN

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Suggested Sequence - Fashion Merchandising Program A.A.S. Degree

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.

Total Credits: 14-16

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Sequence Notes:

(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area.

Degree Audit Information

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