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If you have flair for fashion or aspire to design the trends of tomorrow, then you're in good company. The Fashion Design and Merchandising program is designed to provide students with the necessary background for careers in the fashion industry or as a basis for advanced study. A.A. and A.S. degrees as well as certificates can be earned in the Fashion Design and Merchandising field.

The certificate programs do not satisfy A.A./A.S. degree requirements but do qualify students for certificates in the field of study. (Formerly Apparel Design & Production and Fashion Merchandising.)

Fashion Design and Merchandising is one of the career areas in the field of fashion. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in industrial and small business settings as well as continue in advanced study.

Examples of career opportunities are alterationist, sewing room supervisor, production cutter, grader, samplemaker, pattern maker, assistant designer, piece goods buyer, and custom designer/seamstress.

Fashion Design

Skills Certificate

Designed to give students basic support knowledge and abilities required to enter the workforce. Focuses on skills relative to the fields of fashion design, fashion consulting, alterations, wardrobe styling and personal shopping. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Fashion Merchandising

Skills Certificate

Designed to give students basic support knowledge and abilities required to enter the workforce. Focuses on skills relative to the fields of fashion retail, fashion merchandising, wardrobe styling and personal shopping. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Fashion Industries

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

With a Fashion Merchandising degree, you will be equipped to market your creations. Learn the trade of making clothes and apparel along with basic business technique to help you succeed financially.

Fashion Industries Gainful Employment Information

Like the degree program, you will learn basic marketing and business while mastering your talents for making top-quality clothing items. This certificate will qualify you for many career options in the fashion industry, from retail to advertisement.
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Wholesale/Retail Buyers
13-1022.00
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Workers
41-1011.00
Fashion Designers
27-1022.00
CIPC Code 190905
Semester Units Required 30
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Estimated Total Fees $1,452
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,370
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of fashion design and merchandising
  • Creativity: Create elements of fashion merchandising and design that reflect creative expression
  • Design Principles: Critique elements and principles of design in Fashion design and merchandising.
  • Teamwork: Develop skills in teamwork through group projects.
  • Technology: Use computer skills to work with fashion industry software.

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  • Image Location: W 107
  • W 107
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Diana Higashi Department Chair, Instructor, Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • W 107
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Silvia Otto Part-time Instructor, Fashion Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kellie Schulz Part-time Instructor, Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Valerie Smith Parttime Instructor, Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Teri Umhauer Parttime Instructor, Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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