The Certificate in Retail Merchandising is designed to prepare students for employment in the retail industry.
Career opportunities for students completing this program of study include, but are not limited to:
SOC Code 41-1011 First line supervisors of retail sales associates
SOC Code 27-1026 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers
SOC Code 13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers
SOC Code 11-2021 Marketing Managers
By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills in retail management, retail buying and product development, visual communications and display, online retail management, fashion promotion and marketing, and fashion business entrepreneurship.
Upon completion of the Retail Merchandising Certificate program, students are able to develop operational and promotional activities necessary to launch and sell brands and/ or private labels for a retail business.
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 software. Retail is a major industry in Southern California and fashion constitutes one of its largest segments. Retail positions range from major department stores to specialty outlets, and from personal stylists to employment in wholesale 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, and consumer demand, as well as wholesale concepts. Upon completion of the program, students will understand the cultural aspects of fashion in history, entrepreneurial opportunities in the fashion industry, and how to communicate the latest fashion trends and styling. Students will also be proficient in international business processes preparing them for the global apparel market.
21 units of core fashion merchandising course units are required to complete the certificate in Retail Merchandising. The courses focus on all aspects of retailing including retail merchandising and buying, eCommerce, visual display, fashion entrepreneurship, fashion promotion, and apparel product development. These courses prepare students for employment throughout the industry including business ownership as well as jobs for publicly or privately held companies.
(Y1 or S1)
|FASHMER 010||Retail Merchandising||3||S1|
|FASHMER 035||Fashion Promotion||3||S1|
|FASHMER 045 ||Fashion eCommerce||3||S1|
|FASHMER 015||Visual Display for Retail||3||S1|
|FASHMER 001||Entrepreneurial Fashion||3||S2|
|FASHMER 041||Fashion Merchandise Buying||3||S2|
|FASHMER 020||Apparel Product Development||3||S2|