Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, AS (FMRM-AS)

Location(s): Gateway

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Fashion and retailing are exciting and vital industries in our economy. This degree program will focus on the business side of the fashion industry, which included retailing, marketing, manufacturing, visual merchandising, consumer behavior, fashion cycles, and store planning. Students will study the complete supply chain from materials to manufacturing and buying to promotion and selling of fashion and related products. This program prepares students for careers with retail, wholesale, and manufacturing organizations in buying, merchandising, fashion coordination, sales, and sales promotion. Practical training is provided through field work experiences, including New York City. The program courses may be transferred to bachelor’s degree programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify core concepts of retail management and fashion merchandising and their roles in society and the global economy,
  • Demonstrate information literacy through research skills and the use of technology,
  • Demonstrate analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills applicable to retail management and fashion merchandising,
  • Describe the legal and ethical environments of the fashion and retail industries.
  • Apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations,
  • Examine career opportunities in the global fashion and retail industries.