Skill Certificate in Fashion Merchandising

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire entry-level employment in the field of fashion merchandising. Students will be able to identify clothing sizes, body types, color seasons and clothing classifications for womenswear, menswear and children's wear. Students will learn basic customer service skills and how to apply target market and generational marketing concepts. Finally, students will learn visual merchandising principles in order to create an effective visual store plan.

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 salesperson, stock clerks, and order fillers, merchandise displays and window trimmers.

FASH 140Intro to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 141Principles of Fashion3
FASH 142Visual Merchandising and Sales3

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.