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Fashion Merchandising

Business, Management & Administration career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Certificates:
    • Level 1 (21 semester credit hours)
    • Level 2 (45 semester credit hours)
  • Occupational Skills Award: 12 semester credit hours
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: Northeast Campus


Fashion is an exciting global industry comprised of many business levels and employment opportunities.

Our program is designed to prepare you for a competitive fashion career.

Courses focus on the multiple levels of fashion merchandising, including:

  • Design principles
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale buying
  • Retail operations

We cover the following 5 specialized fashion topics:

  • Fashion promotion
  • Fashion retailing
  • Fashion image
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Textiles

You also participate in field experiences and tours.

A major annual event is Career Day, which features merchandising and design competitions at the Dallas World Trade Mart.

Program Options



Level 1

Level 2

Occupational Skills Award



Northeast Campus

Michael Kaluya, Chair
NBSS 2205E

Alicia Thomas, Academic Advisor
NSTU 1654A

Updated August 24, 2018