Program: Fashion Merchandising

Overview

Fashion Merchandising

The Fashion Merchandising program at LBCC provides students with discipline specific skills and knowledge leading to employment in fashion merchandising (retail or manufacturing) or the requisite foundation for transfer to a 4-year college or university. 

Career Opportunities

Students prepare for careers in all phases of retailing and manufacturing in the growing California Fashion Industry. This program also provides lower division preparation for the baccalaureate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Merchandising Management. 

Job Opportunities: Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Merchandise Manager, Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Director, Display Specialist, Stylist, Advertising, Sales Promotion, Department Manager, Consumer Consultant, Store Manager, Fashion Illustrator, Area Manager plus various opportunities in Apparel Manufacturing and Textiles. 

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in the apparel retailing, marketing, and manufacturing industry. 

This Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement once a certificate has been earned. Field of concentration selection will also facilitate transfer in a related major.

Associate in Arts (AA), Fashion Merchandising 

This degree will provide industry specific training as part of the undergraduate requirements necessary for those students wishing to transfer to a college or university in Fashion Merchandising or related majors. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Create an environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, soft skills, multicultural and global awareness and understanding of social organizational and technological systems. 
  • Provide educational opportunities in the field of fashion for career employment, advanced study and professional development. 
  • Calculate markups, markdowns, and open-to-buy using formulas. 

Certificate of Achievement, Fashion Merchandising

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for careers in all phases of retailing and manufacturing in the growing California Fashion Industry. Students will be equipped for entry-level positions such as Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Merchandise Manager, Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Director, Display Specialist, Stylist, Advertising, Sales Promotion, Department Manager, Consumer Consultant, Store Manager, Fashion Illustrator, Area Manager plus various opportunities in Apparel Manufacturing and Textiles.