Fashion Merchandising Program at Pierce College District 11

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Fashion Merchandising Program

The fashion merchandising program at Pierce College District 11 prepares the student for careers as fashion merchandisers, buyers, visual merchandisers, sales representatives, and vendor relations specialist in retail or wholesale settings. The program focuses on promoting product line/brands, organized promotional campaigns at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Program courses include: evolution of fashion, fashion-trend forecasting, fashion media, fashion promotion, wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer fashion merchandising program.

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Students Enrolled in the Fashion Merchandising Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Pierce College District 11 offers a less than two-year award program in fashion merchandising.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male1
Female1

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black1
Multiple Races1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Fashion Merchandising program at Pierce College District 11, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Description

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. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.74
    • Average Annual Salary: $59770
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 160
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.61
    • Average Annual Salary: $42870

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Description

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 20
    • Average Hourly Rate: $35.49
    • Average Annual Salary: $73830
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.17
    • Average Annual Salary: $64830

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Fashion Merchandising Programs in Washington

Fashion Merchandising programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Fashion Merchandising (B)
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations (B)

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fashion Merchandising (C,A)

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Fashion Merchandising (C)
  • Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations (C)

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Fashion Merchandising (B)
  • Special Products Marketing Operations (B)

Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Fashion Merchandising (A)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
73%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,468