Aug 08, 2022  
2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Certificate

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs By Degree Type

The purpose of the Fashion certificate is to provide specialized skills to individuals who are currently employed in or wanting to enter the apparel and accessories field. Courses will help the student learn retailing and selling procedures while developing fashion awareness.

For more information about the Fashion certificate, please visit our website at

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 15

These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Fashion/Design  .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Approximate total textbook cost for the certificate is $750.

Students can expect to spend $100 - $150 per course on textbooks. Costs can be reduced by renting textbooks or
buying e-texts.

Approximate total for certificate: $2,895*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Participate in a team effort in developing and promoting the sale of fashion merchandise.
• Design visual presentations to project seasonal trends that generate customer excitement.
• Work with customers in the development of career or leisure wardrobes.
• Merchandise the sales floor, planning merchandise placement and presentation.
• Demonstrate excellence in providing quality customer service.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Collaborate with coworkers to work effectively with customers.
• Work creatively with presentation of product lines.
• Project a fashionable and professional image.
• Coordinate colors, styles, fabrics and designs.
• Communicate enthusiastically about current fashion styles and trends.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

• The certificate coursework leads into either a Fashion diploma or Fashion/Design A.A.S. degree.
• Career areas are diverse in the fashion industry and jobs are numerous nationwide; continuing education teamed with related
   work experience leads to advancement opportunities.
• Work schedules may vary to include some evenings and weekend hours in retail careers.
• The fashion industry attracts individuals who enjoy variety in their jobs, regular people contact, an environment to be creative,
   and the ability to earn based on performance.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs By Degree Type