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ARC follows industry needs by offering two program options
Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising

 

Fashion Design


Fashion Design prepares the student with those skills necessary to coordinate original design concepts with manufacturing and merchandising techniques.Students In Lab

Fashion Design Degree and Certificates

The associate degree in Fashion Design develops the skills necessary to coordinate original design concepts with manufacturing, marketing, and merchandising practices. Course work includes basic industry sewing, pattern drafting, draping, textiles, historic and current fashion trends, hand and computer illustration, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Career Opportunities in Fashion Design

This program prepares students for entry-level jobs in apparel production companies, apparel manufacturing plants, designer workrooms, and custom sewing workrooms. This program also prepares students for self-employment or entrepreneurship. Examples of careers in Fashion Design include: Assistant Designer, CAD Technician, Computer Digitizer, Costing Engineer, Customer Services, Designer, Design Room Assistant, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Stylist, First Pattern Maker, Grader, Manufacturer's Sales Representative, Marker Maker, Operation Manager, Piece Goods Buyer, Product Specialist, Production Manager, Production Pattern Maker, Quality Controller, Quick Response Manager, Sales Manager, Sample Maker, Sewing Room Supervisor, Showroom Assistant, Tailor, Textile Colorist, Textile Croquis Painter, Textile Designer, Textile Researcher, Textile Tester, and Trim Buyer.

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Fashion Merchandising


Fashion Merchandising provides training for jobs in fashion coordinating, promotion, visual presentation, management, merchandising or ready-to-wear.

Fashion Merchandising Degree and Certificate

The associate degree in Fashion Merchandising develops the skills necessary for jobs in fashion coordinating, promotion, visual presentation, management, merchandising, retail buying, and entrepreneurial opportunities.


Fashion Merchandising Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for entry-level jobs in retail merchandising, such as Department Store Buyers, Small Boutique Buyers, Visual Merchandisers, Sales Associates, Management Trainees, Product Developers and Wholesalers. This program also prepares students for self-employment or entrepreneurship.

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