Aug 03, 2021
The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree and Certificate are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in specific career fields to enter the workforce directly upon completion of the degree or certificate. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Business should follow the Associate in Business, DTA/MRP Planning Guide .
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AAAS Degree (93-95 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 93-95 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
General Education Core Requirements - 18-20 Credits
Human Relations (5 Credits)
Fashion Core Requirements - 75 Credits
* Course is offered once a year during the quarter listed
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Sample Schedule for A.A.A.S. Degree
* Course offered once per year, during the quarter listed.
Fashion Merchandising-What is it?
Fashion is big business and Fashion Merchandising plays an important role in connecting consumers to the latest fashions and trends. Built on a solid foundation of general business courses, the Fashion Merchandising program explores the fashion industry from product design to the retail store, including fashion production, choice of textiles, store layout, merchandise displays, retail buying, consumer research marketing and management.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fashion and merchandising industry;
- Understand the history of textiles, costumes and designs;
- Identify fashion and merchandising trends;
- Develop buying plans and effectively display merchandise;
- Understand general business operations and principles, including marketing and sales, planning and buying, management and supervision, business law and professional communications.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree or Certificate in Fashion Merchandising?
From Merchandise and Store Managers to Assistant Buyers, Merchandise Planners, Marketing Specialists and Sales Representatives, Fashion Merchandising graduates develop knowledge and skills to work in a variety of positions in the fashion industry, as well as any other business sector. Salaries vary depending on the type and size of the business and the level of job responsibilities. Entry-level salaries generally average $35,200 to $51,100.
Potential employers include: Apparel, retail and/or department stores such as REI, Eddie Bauer, Macy’s, Union Bay and many others. Students develop general business skills that can provide opportunities for careers in any business sector. For more, please visit career information and resources at https://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696