Program Overview

Fashion promotion, visual merchandising, fashion coordination, retail buying, and store management are some of the fields for which this program prepares students. Since the fashion industry is one of the fastest growing segments of business in the Bay Area, internship and employment opportunities are readily available. In addition to immediate employment opportunities, the Certificate and Associate in Science degree programs in Fashion Merchandising, General Merchandising, and Image Consulting provide a foundation for transfer and pursuit of a Bachelor's degree.

Fashion Design and Merchandising (AS) Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
BUS. 190 Retailing, E-Commerce, and Buying 3 units
FASH 113 Textiles units
FCS 113 Textiles units
FASH 117 Creating a Personal Image units
FCS 117 Creating a Personal Image units
FASH 119 Clothing, Culture, and Society units
FCS 119 Clothing, Culture & Society units
FASH 151 Fashion Merchandising units
FASH 152 Visual Merchandising units
FASH 153 Apparel & Home Fashion Analysis units
FASH 670 Vocational Co-Op Education units
Plus a selection of 5 units from the following: Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
ART 214 Color 3 units
ART 301 Design 3 units
ART 338 Advertising Art 2 units
BUS. 100 Introduction to Business 3 units
BUS. 101 Human Relations at Work 3 units
BUS. 115 Business Mathematics 3 units
BUS. 150 Entrepreneurship - Small Business Management units
BUS. 201 Business Law 3 units
BCM. 104 Introduction to Computers with Windows I 1.5 units
BCM. 200 Intro to MS Office Suite 2 units
FASH 160 Business of Image Consulting units
FASH 670 Vocational Co-Op Education units
INTD 110 Environmental Design units
INTD 665 Selected Topics in Interior Design units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
Plus General Education and other requirements for the Associate degree (refer to Associate Degree Requirements).
Total Required Major Units: 8

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.