Fashion Merchandising and Marketing

Prepare for a Career and Three National Certifications

Focus on customer service, marketing and merchandising knowledge for positions in fashion retail and fashion marketing, fashion apparel, home and garden, and gifts. You will also gain the communication, leadership and decision-making skills necessary for success. First-hand learning experiences include a retail lab, shopping zone field experiences and in-class professional projects. In addition to the competitive advantage of work experience, you will also be prepared to take the Customer Service and Sales, Advanced Customer Service and Sales, and Retail Industry Fundamentals certifications.


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Customer Service Representatives – est. salary $37,059
Fashion Designer – est. salary $59,132
First-line Supervisor of Retail Sales Workers – est. salary $38,921
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists – est. salary $62,458
Marketing Manager
– est. salary $147,752*
Retail Salespersons – est. salary $23,607
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products – est. salary $78,427

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Fashion Merchandising & Marketing degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 credits English 101
BUSL 101 - Navigating Leadership and Business Professions   3 credits  
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation   3 credits Natural Sciences
FMM 101 - Survey of the Fashion Industry   3 credits  
FMM 105 - Textiles   3 credits  
FMM 110 - Introduction to Work Experience FMM 101, which may be taken concurrently 1 credit  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 credits Tech Comp
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra   3 credits Mathematics
FMM 115 - Understanding the Customer FMM 101 3 credits  
FMM 120 - Professional Personal Selling FMM 101 3 credits  
FMM 125 - Experiential Retail FMM 101 3 credits  
FMM 130 - Work Experience I FMM 110 2 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101, with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
ART 150 - Introduction to Computer Art/Graphics   3 credits  
FMM 135 - Fashion Product Promotion FMM 105FMM 115 3 credits American/Global Diversity
FMM 140 - Buying & Private Label Development FMM 105, FMM 115, FMM 125,  FNMT 118CIS 103 3 credits  
FMM 145 - Work Experience II FMM 130 2 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication
ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently  3 Credits Humanities
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)   3 Credits   
PHOT 105 - Introduction to Digital Photography   4 Credits   
FMM 150 - Material Directions FMM 105 3 Credits   
FMM 155 - Digital Commerce FMM 135, FMM 140, ECON 181, which may be taken concurrently, PHOT 105, which may be taken concurrently 3 Credits   
FMM 160 - Work Experience III FMM 145 2 Credits   

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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