Program Details: Fashion Design and Merchandising


The Fashion Design and Merchandising program prepares individuals for employment or advanced post-secondary coursework in fashion design production, apparel sales, custom fashion design, supervisory positions in apparel manufacturing, and as buyers for retail establishments. The program includes instruction in fashion design, production and selection, wholesale purchasing, sales and promotion. Throughout the l program, students will develop advanced critical thinking, career development, applied academic skills, employability skills, basic business practices and leadership skills required for entry into fashion design and merchandising occupations.

*Note: This is a dual enrollment program. For more information, please visit the Dual Enrollment page.

License or Certification Information: National Retail Federation (NRF); NRF RISE UP Certification in Retail Industry Fundamentals, NRF RISE UP Certification in Customer Service & Sales (1st year); NRF RISE UP Certification in Business of Retail, Warehouse, Inventory & Logistics, and Personal Portfolio
Career Pathway: Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Designer, Sales and Distribution, Fabric/Textile Designer, Fashion Journalist, Retail Management
Occupational Profile:


Program Courses and Course Sequence:
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising I - 1 semester - 1.5 credits
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising II - 1 semester - 1.5 credits
Pre/Co Requisites:
  • 6 high school credits (required)
  • 2.0 GPA (recommended)
Length of Program: 2 semesters
College Credit: College credit may be available
Technology Requirements: Computer access with Windows OS, Adobe Reader, webcam, microphone and anti-virus protection.
ADE Program Standards:
Supply Fees:
Year 1 - estimated supply fee $125
Start Date End Date Days Times Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday, (daily)

8:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Main Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday (daily)

12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Main Campus


Program Details

Fashion Design & Merchandising

Location: Main Campus  

8:00 - 10:35 am
12:00 - 2:35 pm
Monday through Friday
See Calendar for EVIT school dates


National Retail Federation (NRF)