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

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

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    • Marketing Managers

      Marketing Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-2021.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $120.63

      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
      $158,609.22
      Annual Job Openings
      4,139

      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
    • Purchasing Managers

      Purchasing Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3061.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $102.16

      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
      $137,528.40
      Annual Job Openings
      640

      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
    • 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. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $58.96

      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
      $69,609.76
      Annual Job Openings
      4,412

      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
    • Purchasing Agents

      Purchasing Agents

      SOC Career Code: 13-1023.00

      Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $58.96

      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
      $69,609.76
      Annual Job Openings
      4,412

      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
    • Online Merchants

      Online Merchants

      SOC Career Code: 13-1199.06

      Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $71.23

      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
      $80,473.62
      Annual Job Openings
      23,908

      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
    • Fashion Designers

      Fashion Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1022.00

      Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $77.64

      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
      $80,559.09
      Annual Job Openings
      643

      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
    • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

      Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1026.00

      Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $29.41

      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
      $35,913.77
      Annual Job Openings
      1,418

      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
    • Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

      Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

      SOC Career Code: 41-1011.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $40.01

      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
      $39,593.92
      Annual Job Openings
      14,332

      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
    • Retail Salespersons

      Retail Salespersons

      SOC Career Code: 41-2031.00

      Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.27

      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
      $31,099.15
      Annual Job Openings
      48,774

      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
    • Wholesale and Retail Order Fillers

      Wholesale and Retail Order Fillers

      SOC Career Code: 43-5081.04

      Fill customers' mail and telephone orders from stored merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips or order forms. Duties include computing prices of items, completing order receipts, keeping records of out-going orders, and requisitioning additional materials, supplies, and equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $22.85

      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
      $31,434.96
      Annual Job Openings
      35,065

      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 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 10Clothing Construction I3
    FASH 66Visual Merchandising Display3
    or FASH 57 Fashion Retailing and Production Technologies
    Total Units6

    Recommended Elective

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 81Work Experience in Fashion Merchandising and Retail1

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

  • Fashion Merchandising, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S1308

    The A.S. Degree in Fashion Merchandising is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the apparel industry in Southern California. This A.S. program also offers students courses specializing in apparel retailing, advertising, textiles, and visual communications.
    The courses emphasize the business of fashion, wholesale merchandise planning, 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 showroom assisting.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
    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
    Required Electives
    Choose one of the following:3
    FASH 57
    Fashion Retailing and Production Technologies
    FASH 66
    Visual Merchandising Display
    Total Units28

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

Contacts

Department Contact

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

Office Contact

Location: Building 78-2190Phone: (909) 274-4511