Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising

Credits required 28

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Cecil Leonard, Department Chair and Professor of Business Administration, ext. 2415

Program Goals Statement

The certificate is designed to prepare students to enter a fashion career. Courses in retail management, art, human behavior, and psychology aim to enhance career opportunities and lay a foundation for further study if desired.

Program Information

Many courses transfer to BCC’s degree program in Retail Management.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

RMN 111Retail Management — Principles of Buying

3 credits

RMN 114Retail Management — Fundamentals of Fashion and Textiles

3 credits

RMN 115Creative Fashion Presentation, Promotion, and Visual Merchandising

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Choose one of the following

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

RMN 116Retail and Fashion Merchandising Field Study

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

MAR 114Sales Principles

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

RMN 117Fundamentals of On-Line Retailing

1 credit

RMN 118Workshop in Team Development and Managerial Communications

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:1

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

RMN 111Retail Management — Principles of Buying

3 credits

And

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

Or

RMN 116Retail and Fashion Merchandising Field Study

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

RMN 114Retail Management — Fundamentals of Fashion and Textiles

3 credits

RMN 115Creative Fashion Presentation, Promotion, and Visual Merchandising

3 credits

And

MAR 114Sales Principles

3 credits

Or

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

And

RMN 117Fundamentals of On-Line Retailing

1 credit

Or

RMN 118Workshop in Team Development and Managerial Communications

1 credit

And

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Or

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

After BCC

Students can consider such career options as fashion coordinator, fashion consultant, designer, or presenter.

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