2018-2019 Spring Edition 
    
    Nov 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Merchandising Associate of Science


The Fashion Merchandising Associate of Science degree provides the student with a comprehensive academic foundation to pursue multiple fashion industry careers within the field of merchandising, marketing and management. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in Adobe suite, history of fashion trends, store planning and layout, event coordination, buying, selling and promoting goods, social media and e-commerce marketing. Students who complete this program will be prepared for entry level occupations such as: assistant buyer, visual merchandiser, fashion stylist, assistant merchandiser, boutique owner, retail manager, sales representative, event planner, personal shopper, and public relations assistant.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their skills. This portfolio will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.
  • Successfully complete an industry internship including the completion of three individual goals/objectives as determined by themselves and an industry supervisor. Internships give students work experience desirable in job applicants.
  • Create a professional resume showcasing their skills. This will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.

Total Units for the Major: 38


Group 3


Associate of Science Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BUS 103 125 , 135 , 138 , 150 ; CIMA 104 ; FCS 115 ; GD 140 /ART 140 , GD 147 .