Oct 23, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Merchandising, AOS

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The Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Fashion Merchandising degree program offers a curriculum that will give students a competitive advantage in the fashion and related industries.  This highly-specialized, information-intensive academic program is intended as a terminal degree, providing graduates with the background needed to begin their careers immediately.  

Registered HEGIS Code 5004

(Total credits: 60/61)/Effective Spring Semester 2018 - Previously (Total credits: 61)

(Total liberal arts credits: 24*)

*In this program students may replace 12 credits of liberal arts with 12 credits of Electives .


Associate Degree Professional Core

Required Courses - 12 Credits

Associate Degree - Fashion Merchandising Major Requirements

Required Courses- 12 Credits

AOS Liberal Arts Requirements

Required Courses - 24 Credits

Additional Elective Courses

3 Credits

Electives are any courses numbered 1000 or higher (except EECM 1890 - Career Exploration Internship) which are not specifically required for the student’s degree program.

Associate Degree Notes

All courses are required, except where choice is indicated.

First Year Experience is required for all face-to-face first-time freshmen or students who have transferred in less than 13 credits. All online program students are required to complete Student Success.

For all associate degree students, a minimum of 30 credits must be completed at LIM College in order to fulfill the residency requirement.

All entering students’ prior academic records are evaluated to determine Mathematics and English capabilities. This includes SAT and/or ACT math and writing results and results of English and Mathematics courses taken at other colleges. See the LIM College website for current criteria. This information is used when planning a student’s academic program, which may include required remedial Mathematics  and/or English  courses. Remedial courses do not carry credit towards the degree but do carry hours which count towards full-time status. See Credits and Hours  and Remedial Course Policy  for further information.  Placement testing is required for any student who does not meet the above criteria.

All students are required to take EECM 1801 - Industry Exploration Seminar.

Students who do not have prior retail experience, or do not meet the qualifications listed below, are also required to complete EECM 1802 - Industry Exploration Internship prior to graduation.

Students who have 24 or more credits and at least 1,000 hours of retail experience within the past five years can take EECM 1803 - Industry Exploration Internship: Corporate or take another course to replace those credits.

Students who have at least 2,000 hours of retail experience within the past five years and less than 24 credits must take a course to replace the credits that would have been earned in EECM 1802, as they are not be eligible to take EECM 1803 until they earn at least 24 credits. 

Verifiable proof of retail experience will be required. Students must submit two of the following:

  • letter from their employer(s)
  • W2
  • pay stub
  • resume


Fashion Merchandising Student Consumer Information

For further student consumer information about the Fashion Merchandising degree and outcomes of our graduates please visit: 

Associate degree: http://www.limcollege.edu/gedt/fashion_merchandising_as.html

Bachelor’s degree: http://www.limcollege.edu/gedt/fashion_merchandising_bs.html

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