Skill Certificate in Fashion Merchandising

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire entry-level employment in the field of fashion merchandising. This skill certificate will prepare students with industry-specific skills and knowledge leading to employment in visual merchandising, retail sales and other fashion-related fields. 

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.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: Retail Sales, Visual Merchandising,  Customer Service, and Retail Stock Clerk.

Program Requirements 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES3
FASH 140Intro to the Fashion Industry3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES6
Select two of the following courses:
FASH 139Fashion Sales and Promotion3
FASH 141Intro to Fashion Culture3
FASH 142Fashion Visual Design3
FASH 143Intro to Fashion Careers3
FASH 146Intro to Retail Management3
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TOTAL 9

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Consumer Family Studies Division Chair.