Do you have a passion for fashion? Do you enjoy mixing and matching fabrics and accessories to design unique and intriguing looks? Working in the creative and fast-paced world of fashion is a career for those who love to be creative.
The ROC Fashion Merchandising program is a one year course that provides students the opportunity to study various elements involved in the design, manufacturing, advertising, marketing, and sale of fashion apparel and accessories.
NOTE: Fashion Merchandising is offered only during ROC's AM session (7:30am to 10:30am). Students requiring a PM session class may wish to consider Retail Sales.
Certifications offered to students completing the Fashion Merchandising program include:
Fashion Merchandising students should have average or better skills in reading and writing. Students should also have a solid attendance record.
Students earn 15 units of credit (5 units general math, 10 units elective credit) each semester toward their high school graduation. This college-prep course also satisfies the UC fine arts requirement for graduation.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) credit available. ROC Fashion Merchandising is articulated with FIDM courses in GNST 1230 and GNST 1170. Students meeting FIDM’s established criteria will earn up to 6 quarter units of credit in addition to the above high school credit.
This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Fashion Merchandising students often pursue careers in the following: