Fashion Merchandising is the-planning, organization, and development of fashion products to be sold at a profit. The program at LATTC is unique in that it offers instruction covering both manufacturing processes and retail expertise. Computer technology plays an important role in the program offering instruction on AIMS software.Retail is a major industry in Southern California and fashion constitutes one of its largest segments.
Retail positions range from major department stores to specialty outlets, and from personal stylists to employment in wholesale manufacturing. Los Angeles has taken the lead as the largest apparel manufacturing center in the United States, and the Fashion Merchandising curriculum is designed to provide specialized training in fashion trends, and consumer demand, as well as wholesale concepts.
Upon completion of the program, students will understand the cultural aspects of fashion in history, entrepreneurial opportunities in the fashion industry, and how to communicate the latest fashion trends and styling. Students will also be proficient in international business processes preparing them for the global apparel market.