The Fashion Merchandising program offers an opportunity for students to prepare for careers in fashion retailing or wholesale operations through basic training in merchandising techniques along with creative development. All of the courses in the Fashion Merchandising certificates apply to this AAS in Fashion Merchandising degree.

Degrees and Certificates

Fashion Merchandising - AAS

Fashion Merchandising - Fashion Image Merchandising - Certificate Level I

Fashion Merchandising - Visual Merchandising - Certificate Level I

Program Information

General Requirements

 

The Fashion Merchandising program offers an opportunity for students to prepare for careers in fashion retailing or wholesale operations through basic training in merchandising techniques along with creative development. All of the courses in the Fashion Merchandising certificates apply to this AAS in Fashion Merchandising degree. 

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Program Outcomes

 

Students will be able to:

  • Express ideas clearly utilizing a broad fashion vocabulary demonstrating knowledge of fashion/textile/knitwear terminology and standard calculations.
  • Analyze collections in terms of targeted consumer, size, markets and retail price categories.
  • Communicate design concepts at various stages of development using the design process, basic knowledge of clothing production, drawing skills, and/or appropriate software.
  • Identify different consumer market segments and determine a specific target market on which to focus. Employ the basic theory and practice of retail management and merchandising.

Accreditation

HCC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Seven Art and Design Programs—Studio Art, Interior Design, Digital Communication, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Filmmaking, and Digital Gaming & Simulation for Artists—collectively represent the Art and Design Unit at HCC.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: 703-437-0700
Website: nasad.arts-accredit.org

Employment

There are 3,037 Wholesale and Retail Buyers employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 7.2% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 146 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $26.29 hourly, $55,000 annually