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Fashion Merchandising, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_FSMC

Control Number: 22421

Financial Aid Eligible

Completion of the Fashion Merchandising Certificate programs prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses.

Program Outcome

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.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
DVP A180Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation3
FASH A110Applied Textiles and Design3
FASH A115Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH A116Fashion Styling3
FASH A118Trend Forecasting3
FASH A120History of Fashion1.5
FASH A121Street Style1.5
FASH A145Fashion Reporting and Analysis2
FASH A170Clothing Design and Selection3
FASH A175Applied Color and Design Theory3
FASH A177Fashion Merchandising Concepts3
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A182Professional Practices2
FASH A190Apparel Industry Sustainability: The Environment, Ethical Business Practices & the Law3
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A225Media, Events, and Promotions3
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
MKTG A110Professional Selling3
or MKTG A200 Retail E-Commerce Management
MKTG A220Retail Buying3
Total Units49

Fashion Merchandising Suggested Electives
BUS A118 Introduction to International Business or BUS A118H Introduction to International Business Honors
BUS A239 Professional Communication or MGMT A239 Professional Communication
CIS A132 Business Multimedia and Graphics
DMAD A181 Introduction to Computer Graphics
MKTG A142 Direct Marketing

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
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
Semester 2
FASH A118 Trend Forecasting 3
FASH A145 Fashion Reporting and Analysis 1 2
FASH A170 Clothing Design and Selection 3
FASH A255 Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1 3
Year 2
Semester 1
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
Semester 2
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
FASH A182 Professional Practices 2
FASH A225 Media, Events, and Promotions 1 3
Professional Selling
or Retail E-Commerce Management
 Total Units49

Course may be offered once per academic year.