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Business Division
Certificate N0484

The certificate in Fashion Merchandising offers students courses specializing in apparel retailing, advertising, textiles, and CAD technical drawing. The courses emphasize the business of fashion, wholesale merchandise planning, apparel technology, retailing, and fashion branding targeting specific markets. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to develop marketing strategies, create promotional campaigns, understand the buying process, and analyze retail businesses.

Required Courses

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Wholesale and Retail Buyers

      Wholesale and Retail Buyers

      SOC Career Code: 13-1022.00

      Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. May negotiate contracts. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $59.46

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $70,223.29
      Annual Job Openings
      5,205

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Fashion Merchandising - Level I

    Business Division
    Certificate N0484

    The certificate in Fashion Merchandising offers students courses specializing in apparel retailing, advertising, textiles, and CAD technical drawing. The courses emphasize the business of fashion, wholesale merchandise planning, apparel technology, retailing, and fashion branding targeting specific markets. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to develop marketing strategies, create promotional campaigns, understand the buying process, and analyze retail businesses.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    FASH 59Fashion Retailing3
    FASH 62Retail Buying and Merchandising4
    FASH 63Fashion Promotion3
    Total Units19
  • Fashion Merchandising - Level II

    Business Division
    Certificate N0485

    The Fashion Merchandising Level II Certificate is designated to build upon the Fashion Merchandising Level I Certificate to provide students with proven business and management tools that will increase their practical understanding of merchandising and marketing. Students will be exposed to projects and visual display simulations that will enhance their merchandising and management career potential.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Fashion Merchandising - Level I coursework19
    PLUS
    Completion of the Fashion Merchandising - Level II coursework6
    Total Units25
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Fashion Merchandising - Level I Coursework
    FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    FASH 59Fashion Retailing3
    FASH 62Retail Buying and Merchandising4
    FASH 63Fashion Promotion3
    Total Units19
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Fashion Merchandising - Level II Coursework
    FASH 9History of Fashion3
    or FASH 57 Fashion Retailing and Production Technologies
    FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
    Total Units6
  • Fashion Merchandising, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S1308

    The Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the apparel industry in Southern California. This Associate’s Degree program also offers student’s courses specializing in apparel retailing, fashion marketing, textiles, technical drawing, and merchandising. The courses emphasize the business of fashion, wholesale merchandise planning, product development, pricing, and apparel branding targeting specific markets. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to develop marketing strategies, create promotional campaigns, understand the buying process, and analyze retail businesses. Entry-level employment opportunities available after completion of this program may include retail sales, small store merchandising, and wholesaling.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
    FASH 9History of Fashion3
    or FASH 57 Fashion Retailing and Production Technologies
    FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
    FASH 14Dress, Culture, and Identity3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    FASH 59Fashion Retailing3
    FASH 62Retail Buying and Merchandising4
    FASH 63Fashion Promotion3
    Total Units28

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Contact: Sheila EspyTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: sespy@mtsac.edu

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