Fashion Design/Merchandising Program

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Fashion Product Merchandising (AS.FPM)

The Fashion Product Merchandising, Associate of Science program is structured with the understanding that students will elect to transfer to a four-year program in merchandising, business administration, or marketing.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of seasonal fashion, color, and fabric trends within a historical context.
  • Identify fiber, fabric, and surface textures relating to textiles within the fashion business industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic sewing and pattern techniques.
  • Summarize merchandising and business processes relating to the fashion wholesale and retail industry.
  • Strategize marketing, branding, and product development in the fashion industry
General Education Courses Credits
  Written & Oral Communications 
(ENG 101 required, ENG 102 recommended)
6
  Mathematics (MTH 107 recommended) 3
  Natural Science 7-8
  Social Science (ECO 203 & PSY 101 required) 6
  Arts & Humanities (PHI 101 required) 3
  History (HIS 101 or HIS 102 recommended) 3
  Diversity 3
  Total 31-32
*See General Education Requirements on page 56 of the College Catalog.
Program Course Credits
ACC 112 Principles of Financial Accounting I 4
ECO 204 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FAD 120 Apparel Construction 4
FAD 131 Fashion Research Methods 3
FAD 135 Introduction to Textiles 3
FAD 144 History of Fashion Design 3
FAD 155 Fashion Merchandising 3
  Total 23
Electives (Require elective choice based on transfer school's requirements)
  Choose from (ACC 113, ACC 115, BUA 205, MTH 130, FAD 160,
FAD 131, and MTH 112)
6-7
  Total Requirements for Degree 60-61