If you have flair for fashion or aspire to design the trends of tomorrow, then you're in good company. The Fashion Design and Merchandising program is designed to provide students with the necessary background for careers in the fashion industry or as a basis for advanced study. A.A. and A.S. degrees as well as certificates can be earned in the Fashion Design and Merchandising field.
The certificate programs do not satisfy A.A./A.S. degree requirements but do qualify students for certificates in the field of study. (Formerly Apparel Design & Production and Fashion Merchandising.)
Fashion Design and Merchandising is one of the career areas in the field of fashion. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in industrial and small business settings as well as continue in advanced study.
Examples of career opportunities are alterationist, sewing room supervisor, production cutter, grader, samplemaker, pattern maker, assistant designer, piece goods buyer, and custom designer/seamstress.
You can be a part of the creation process with this degree. With career options such as assistant designer, showroom representative and alteration specialist, you can start work right away or move on to a university. No matter which path you take, this degree program can get you there.
With a Fashion Merchandising degree, you will be equipped to market your creations. Learn the trade of making clothes and apparel along with basic business technique to help you succeed financially.
|Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report)||Wholesale/Retail Buyers
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Workers
|Semester Units Required||30|
|Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)**||18|
|Estimated Total Fees||$1,452|
|Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies||$2,370|
|Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total||$10,236|
|Students Completing the Program 2011-12*||*|
|On-Time Completion Count*||*|
|On-Time Completion Rate (%)*||*|
|Median Loan Amount*||*|
|* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance