When you select a career in fashion merchandising, you enter the dynamic and fast-paced worlds of retail and wholesale marketing. Merchandisers are “people-persons” who have an eye for colour, a flair for fashion, and an aptitude for management.
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International students must first contact International Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.
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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
On completion of the Fashion Merchandising Associate Certificate Program, graduates will be able to undertake different occupations. Examples include wholesale representatives, buyer, fashion consultant, promotional events coordinator, and retail manager.
INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES, DESIGN AND DELIVERY MODE
This comprehensive core program is offered on a part-time evening basis. It takes a multi-dimensional approach in educating students for careers in the fashion industry by combining studies in business fundamentals with fashion theory. Curriculum is delivered from both a theoretical and practical perspective, depending on subject content. Students will learn to project accurate forecasts for profits in sales and to utilize the varied techniques of visual merchandising that will attract the consumer.
Please note that all courses may not be offered each term due to minimum enrollment requirements and the availability of instructors. Students are required to purchase texts and some supplies. Individuals registered in the program should be prepared to dedicate approximately three hours per week per course to their studies outside of class time. Each course averages 36 hours in length, usually in 3-hour blocks.
Participants may take two courses per term and complete the program over one year.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING
Evaluation of learning progress is determined by individual instructors and includes theory examinations and assessment of practical assignments and group projects.
Upon successful completion of this program, and once an application for graduation has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office, the graduate will receive a Vancouver Community College Fashion Merchandising Associate Certificate
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
|Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: email@example.com or 604.443.8600.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Grade 12 or equivalent (waived for mature students), ability to speak, read and write English clearly and correctly
The future is in fashion.
Employers in B.C.’s fashion industry frequently turn to VCC to hire our job-ready graduates. Attend this information session to learn about our full-time Fashion Design & Production Diploma and the fashion merchandising program.
Join us at VCC’s Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.
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Learn to effectively manage the planning and buying of appropriate merchandise for a retail department or boutique. This course emphasizes the coordination of the buyer’s varied responsibilities, buying terminology, mathematical equations for retail buying, plan projections and stock planning, and domestic and foreign resources.
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