Fashion Merchandising, Associate in Science Degree
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_FSMC
Control Number: 08659
Completion of the Fashion Merchandising Certificate programs prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses.
Students are encouraged to complete the Associate degree.
Complete the Fashion Certificates of Achievement and the Associate in Science Graduation Requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.
Note: This AS degree may require 64 units for completion, depending on course selection in the major.
- 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.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
|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||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|
|BUS A240||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|MKTG A142||Direct Marketing||1.5|
|Minimum Program Major Units||49|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||64|