Associate of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design (AS)

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Fashion Merchandising and Design through the study of garment production and distribution to retail stores at an advanced level. Students will learn factors that influence fashion forecasting and identify target markets for current fashion trends. Students will acquire skills in identifying clothing sizes, price ranges, and style classification for women, men and children.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and appraise a variety of career paths within the fashion industry.
  • Identify and apply visual merchandising principles, tools and methods to create an effective visual store layout.
  • Evaluate different fabrics and fibers with respect to their application and end use.
  • Have a basic knowledge of garment construction.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and appraise a variety of career paths within the fashion industry.
  • Identify and apply visual merchandising principles, tools and methods to create an effective visual store layout.
  • Evaluate different fabrics and fibers with respect to their application and end use.
  • Have a basic knowledge of garment construction.
GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES19-22
ART 006Color and Design *3
FASH 076Textiles3
FASH 140Intro to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 141Principles of Fashion3
FASH 143Fashion Career Readiness3
FASH 160Clothing Construction3
WEXP 193 ZFashion Wrk Exp-1st Sem1-4
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES12
Select twelve units from the following courses:
FASH 139Fashion Sales and Promotion3
FASH 142Visual Merchandising and Sales3
FASH 146Retail Management3
FASH 161Clothing Construction 23
FASH 162Fashion Design-Pattern Making3
FASH 262Fashion Lab0.5
FASH 263Basic Sewing3
FASH 264Fashion in Southern California1
FASH 271Fashion Show Production2-4
or BUS 100 Career Strategies
or BUS 112 Public Speaking for Business
or COMM 112 Public Speaking for Business
or BUS 174 Marketing Principles
or BUS 181 Intro to Entrepreneurship
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ELECTIVES12-17
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.
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TOTAL60

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).