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.

Note

This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

 Program Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES19
ART 006Color and Design *3
FASH 076Introduction to Textiles and Apparel3
FASH 140Intro to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 141Introduction to Fashion Culture, Dress, and Theory3
FASH 143Introduction to Fashion Careers3
FASH 160Beginning Sewing3
WEXP 193 ZFashion Wrk Exp-1st Sem1
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES12
Select twelve units from the following courses:
FASH 139Fashion Sales and Promotion3
FASH 142Fashion Visual Design3
FASH 146Introduction to Retail Management3
FASH 161Intermediate Sewing3
FASH 162Advanced Clothing Construction3
FASH 165Fashion Illustration and Business Creation3
FASH 264Fashion in Southern California1
FASH 271Fashion Show Production: Beginning2
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ELECTIVES12
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).