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Fashion Merchandising

Birmingham Campus

 

 

FASHION MERCHANDISING (CMS)

MISSION: The Fashion Merchandising program is designed for the student who wants a career in the fashion industry.  Career goals could include fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, and fashion design.

Graduates of the Fashion Merchandising program are prepared to work in retail, apparel production or fashion design. Graduates can transform fabrics produced by textile manufacturers into clothing and accessories that fill retail stores around the world. By cutting and sewing fabrics or other materials, such as leather, rubberized fabrics, plastics, and furs, employees in this industry help keep consumers warm, dry, and in style.

FASHION MERCHANDISING

Short Certificate 29 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

PSY 100

Orientation

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

CMS 101

Introduction to Apparel Trades

3

CMS 120

Concepts of Apparel Construction

3

CMS 121

Basic Apparel Construction Lab

3

CMS 130

Introduction to Textiles

3

CMS 131

Textile Analysis and Testing

3

CMS 140

Consumer/Cultural Aspects of Cloth

3

CMS 141

Apparel Design

3

CMS 145

Basic Tailoring and Alternations

3

CMS 146

Advanced Tailoring and Alterations

3