Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising

About the Program

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.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1

AREA OF STUDY: Art & Design

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

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Express ideas clearly utilizing a broad fashion vocabulary demonstrating knowledge of fashion/textile/knitwear terminology and standard calculations

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Analyze collections in terms of targeted consumer, size, markets and retail price categories.

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Communicate design concepts at various stages of development using the design process, basic knowledge of clothing production, drawing skills, and/or appropriate software.

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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.

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.

 

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

 

Hybrid Programs Restrictions

Hybrid programs allow students to take a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Hybrid programs offer 50% to 85% of their courses online and the remainder of the curriculum is taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Language Option Restrictions

Some hybrid programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.

Elective Course Restrictions

Some hybrid programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online.  Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Required Course Restrictions

Hybrid programs require students to participate in campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements. 

Potential Course Restrictions

Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.

 

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Andrea Bonner

Fashion Merchandising

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