The Fashion Merchandising Technology program of study is designed to provide specialized instruction in all phases of fashion marketing in order to prepare students for careers in the fashion industry, such as a sales manager, wardrobe consultant, buyer, wholesale market representative, visual merchandiser, and fashion director. A combination of class work and practical experience is stressed.
Career certificate and technical certificate options are embedded in the program that can be stacked as a student progresses through the program; allowing them to develop a “portfolio” of credentials that will serve them even if they do not complete a full degree program. These certificates, each of which will build upon the other, ultimately stack into an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fashion Merchandising. Any student entering any FMT option must have a high school diploma or GED®.