Fashion Merchandising & Design

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code




The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Retail Sales Manager is designed for students with an interest in retail store management. Students learn about apparel and retail store management, merchandising, salesmanship, customer service, basic computer systems, and human resources. They develop the ability to train and manage personnel in a store, display and merchandise their areas or store, effectively train personnel to sell the merchandise, and manage stocks and profitability. Completers of this certificate will have interned with a store manager for a minimum of 240 hours. Career placement would be at the Department or Area Sales Manager position.

Program Prerequisites

MKT/TEC109 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising 3

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RC BPC110 or
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
RC MGT229 or
Management and Leadership I or
Owning and Operating a Small Business
RC TEC151 Display and Visual Merchandising 3
RC TEC222 Textiles 3

Term 2

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RC TEC250 Apparel Quality Analysis 3
RC TEC255 Fashion Retail Merchandising 3
RC TEC260 Fashion Sales Management 3
RC TQM101 or
TEC272AC or
(TEC272AA and
Quality Customer Service or
Retail Merchandising Internship or
(Retail Merchandising Internship and
Retail Merchandising Internship)

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