Fashion Merchandising

Undergraduate Certificate in Fashion Merchandising 
Program Length: 54 weeks

This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 54 weeks *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$1,597 for in-state tuition and fees

$8,733 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$1,272 for books and supplies

 

Other Costs For this Program

Optional fees: $198 ($66/semester)


Optional fees include:

College Service Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Student Technology Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Parking Permit - $50.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

*This institution has appealed the earnings data for this program.

Graduates who got jobs

N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate. 

State Information

Name of the state this placement rate is calculated for:

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Follow the link below to find out who is included in the calculation of this rate:

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What types of jobs were these students placed in?

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When were the former students employed?

N/A

How were completers tracked?

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required. N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate. 

Accreditor Information

Name of the accrediting agency this placement rate is calculated for:

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What types of jobs were these students placed in?

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When were the former students employed?

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How were completers tracked?

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.

N/A* of program graduates got jobs

*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Related employment fields:

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Licensure Requirements

Program meets licensure requirements in:

StateA, StateB, StateC

Program does not meet licensure requirements in:

StateD, StateE

Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in:

StateF

Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in:

StateG, StateH

The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:

California

*State requires students to sit for licensure exam

*Program has no licensure requirements in any state.

 

Additional Program Information

The fashion merchandising certificate prepares you for entry-level positions in retail, merchandising, assisting buyers and display design in the fashion industry or related businesses.

Total units for the certificate: 32-33

Upon the successful completion of this certificate, you should be able to:

1. Work as a merchandiser for a retailer, wholesaler or apparel manufacturer.

2. Assist a buyer by researching and collecting data on fashion trends, targeted customer patterns, past and projected sales and strategies for improvement.

3. Design retail displays that include fixture styles, function and quantities needed, floor plans, projected costs, lighting design, and timelines for project completion.

4. Perform the skills of a stylist by assessing body types, identifying color palettes, clothing designs and accessories that flatter the individual.

5. Create a buying plan for a store or department that will factor in target market, season, location, style, quality, quantity, price-point, profit margin and delivery timeline.

6. Provide information for manufacturers relating to textile sourcing, selection, serviceability and performance for clothing and accessory products. 

The fashion merchandising certificate program of study is offered by Chaffey College's arts, communication and design academic and career community. For more information, visit the arts, communication and design page.

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