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Contact: Sheila EspyTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: sespy@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Fashion Retailing Fundamentals

Business Division

The Fashion Retailing Fundamentals Online certificate offers coursework to provide students with foundational knowledge of the fashion industry. The courses emphasize the business of fashion, fashion retailing, fashion buying and merchandise math concepts, and fashion branding targeting specific markets thereby providing students with business and management tools that will increase their practical understanding of fashion merchandising and marketing. Students will be exposed to projects and industry scenario simulations that will enhance their merchandising and management career potential.

Required Courses 

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    • Marketing Managers

      Marketing Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-2021.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $122.90

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $156,091.60
      Annual Job Openings
      5,011

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Purchasing Managers

      Purchasing Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3061.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $106.41

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $129,607.59
      Annual Job Openings
      717

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Wholesale and Retail Buyers

      Wholesale and Retail Buyers

      SOC Career Code: 13-1022.00

      Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. May negotiate contracts. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $59.46

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $70,223.29
      Annual Job Openings
      5,205

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Purchasing Agents

      Purchasing Agents

      SOC Career Code: 13-1023.00

      Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semifinished materials for manufacturing. May negotiate contracts.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $59.46

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $70,223.29
      Annual Job Openings
      5,205

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Online Merchants

      Online Merchants

      SOC Career Code: 13-1199.06

      Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $65.59

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $75,624.81
      Annual Job Openings
      15,469

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Fashion Designers

      Fashion Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1022.00

      Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $65.13

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,489.57
      Annual Job Openings
      694

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

      Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1026.00

      Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $24.02

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,632.99
      Annual Job Openings
      2,190

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

      Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

      SOC Career Code: 41-1011.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $42.25

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $41,951.29
      Annual Job Openings
      16,202

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Retail Salespersons

      Retail Salespersons

      SOC Career Code: 41-2031.00

      Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $25.59

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $30,672.71
      Annual Job Openings
      54,051

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Stockers and Order Fillers

      Stockers and Order Fillers

      SOC Career Code: 53-7065.00

      Receive, store, and issue merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May operate power equipment to fill orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.00

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,031.33
      Annual Job Openings
      45,498

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Fashion Retailing Fundamentals

    Business Division

    The Fashion Retailing Fundamentals Online certificate offers coursework to provide students with foundational knowledge of the fashion industry. The courses emphasize the business of fashion, fashion retailing, fashion buying and merchandise math concepts, and fashion branding targeting specific markets thereby providing students with business and management tools that will increase their practical understanding of fashion merchandising and marketing. Students will be exposed to projects and industry scenario simulations that will enhance their merchandising and management career potential.

    Required Courses 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
    FASH 59Fashion Retailing3
    FASH 62Retail Buying and Merchandising4
    FASH 63Fashion Promotion3
    Total Units13

Contacts

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Contact: Sheila EspyTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: sespy@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 78-2190Phone: (909) 274-4511