Fashion Merchandising, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_FSMC
Control Number: 22421
Completion of the Fashion Merchandising Certificate programs prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses.
- The outcome of the program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as a professional and competent fashion merchandiser in the fields of retail management, retail buying, special events and promotions, visual merchandising, styling, fashion marketing and public relations.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|FASH A110||Applied Textiles and Design||3|
|FASH A115||Introduction to the Fashion Industry||3|
|FASH A120||History of Fashion||1.5|
|FASH A121||Street Style||1.5|
|FASH A175||Applied Color and Design Theory||3|
|FASH A177||Fashion Merchandising Concepts||3|
|FASH A118||Trend Forecasting||3|
|FASH A255||Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1||3|
|FASH A170||Clothing Design and Selection||3|
|FASH A145||Fashion Reporting and Analysis||2|
|FASH A116||Fashion Styling||3|
|FASH A190||Apparel Industry Sustainability: The Environment, Ethical Business Practices & the Law||3|
|DVP A180||Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation||3|
|MKTG A220||Retail Buying||3|
|FASH A181||Fashion Internship||2|
|FASH A200||Fashion Internship Lecture||1|
|FASH A182||Professional Practices||2|
|FASH A225||Media, Events, and Promotions||3|
|MKTG A110||Professional Selling||3|
|or MKTG A200||Retail E-Commerce Management|
Fashion Merchandising Suggested Electives
|BUS A118/A118H||Introduction to International Business||3|
|BUS A239||Professional Communication||3|
|or MGMT A239||Professional Communication|
|CIS A132||Business Multimedia and Graphics||2|
|DMAD A181||Introduction to Computer Graphics||3|
|MKTG A142||Direct Marketing||1.5|