May 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management Certificate (FMRM-CC)

Location(s): Gateway

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The certificate program is designed to offer a concentrated study in fashion merchandising and retail management to prepare for entry work in these industries or to build upon an existing degree to provide additional career opportunities. Students will be able to apply all the credits earned towards an AS degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify core concepts of fashion merchandising and retail management and their role in society and the global economy,
  • Describe the legal and ethical environments of the fashion and retail industries,
  • Demonstrate information literacy through research skills and the use of technology,
  • Apply effective written and oral communications skills to business situations,
  • Identify jobs and career paths in the fashion and retail industries.