Fashion Merchandising is the-planning, organization, and development of fashion products to be sold at a profit. The program at LATTC is unique in that it offers instruction covering both manufacturing processes and retail expertise. Computer technology plays an important role in the program offering instruction on AIMS PLM software. Fashion retailing and wholesaling are major industries in Southern California and they contribute two of the largest sectors of employment and revenue. Retail positions range from department stores to specialty and online formats, and from personal stylists to employment in private label manufacturing. Los Angeles has taken the lead as the largest apparel manufacturing center in the United States, and the Fashion Merchandising curriculum is designed to provide specialized training in fashion trends, consumer demand, and product development processes. Students will develop skills to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the fashion industry and be able to communicate fashion trends and opportunities using digital and visual communication tools. Upon completion of the Fashion Merchandising Program, students are able to develop operational and promotional activities necessary to launch and sell brands and private labels for a retail or wholesale business.
Upon completion of the Fashion Merchandising Program, students are able to develop operational and promotional activities necessary to launch and sell brands and private labels for a retail or wholesale business.
Requirements for the Associate in Science degree in Fashion Merchandising maybe met by completing 33 units of Required Courses and 5 units of Major Electives in Fashion Merchandising with a “C” or better in each course, along with General Education units. Information on the General Education unit requirements may be found in the catalog under Graduation Requirements.
Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising may be met by completing 33 units of Required Courses and 5 units of Major Electives in Fashion Merchandising with a “C” or better in each course.
(Y1 or S1)
|FASHMER025||Fashion and Industry Interchange||3||S1|
|FASHMER020||Apparel Product Development||3||S2|
|Photoshop for Fashion Design|
Digital Photo Manipulation
Illustrator for Fashion Design
|FASHMER040||Modern Merchandising Math||3||S3|
|FASHMER041||Fashion Merchandise Buying||3||S3|
|FASHMER050||International Fashion Business||3||S3|
|FASHMER941||Cooperative Education Fashion Merchandising||4||S4|
|ELECTIVES||Cultural Perspectives of|
Dress FASHMER 021 (3)
Visual Display FASHMER 015
Fashion eCommerce FASHMER 045
Fashion Show Production
FASHDSN 127 (2)
Sample Making and Design I
FASHDSN 222 (2)
History of Costume FASHDSN
Textile Science FASHDSN 125A
Public Speaking COMM 101 (3)
Introduction to Digital Media
DGLMD 100 (3)
of Digital Media DGLMD 101
Diane Murphy · 07/29/20
This document is provided as an information item as the Fashion Merchandising Certificate of Achievement required units are being revised from 45 to 38 units in the major.
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