2016 - 2017 Catalog
Program: Marketing Careers
Degree Plan: Visual Merchandising Assistant Certificate


This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016.
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(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

(Block Scheduling available at El Centro College)

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MRKT.VISUAL.17

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities as retail merchandise coordinators and visual display associates in a variety of fashion settings.



FSHD 1302 Introduction to Fashion 3
FSHD 1308 Fashion Trends 3
FSHN 1313 Basic Color Theory and Application 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3


FSHN 2301 Fashion Promotion OR 3
FSHN 1312 Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations (3)
FSHN 2320 Visual Merchandising 3
FSHN 2307 Fashion Advertising 3
Minimum Hours Required 21

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.