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Program Description

The Fashion Merchandising Program prepares the student for entry-level merchandising positions at both manufacturing and retail levels.

The full two-year curriculum may be completed in both day and evening courses. Specific coursework for the design certificate covers apparel construction, pattern making, illustration, production, computer-generated design, textiles, industrial equipment, and the study of historic costume. The fashion merchandising major is an interdisciplinary one shared with the business department and prepares the student for employment in buying, visual merchandising, product development, e-commerce, and retail management.

Career Opportunities

Being a Southern California college offers our students many opportunities in the fields of fashion design and merchandising. The largest manufacturers of sportswear and active board wear are located in LA, and job opportunities are announced weekly, posted in-class and on-line.

Degrees and Certificates Available

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red box used as a bullet in lists Pattern Making Certificate

red box used as a bullet in lists Custom Sewing Certificate

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red box used as a bullet in lists Merchandising Certificate

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The Fashion Design Program offers the largest industry-based programs in the Inland Empire. Both full-time and part-time faculty come from the apparel and design industries of Southern California. Our program is unique because we require our students to complete a 90-hour internship which provides on-the-job training and opportunities for employment upon graduation.



Karen Encinas
Coordinator / Instructor
Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Hotel and Food Service Management

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