El Centro College offers three Fashion Marketing Programs through its Business and Public Service Division:
Fashion Marketing – Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
This two-year program is designed for those interested in careers related to fashion wholesaling and retailing. Students explore merchandising, buying, textiles, display, advertising and computer applications in the fashion industry. Emphasis is placed on cooperative work experience which give the student necessary preparation and experience needed for an entry-level position.
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative Certificate The Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level sales and customer service positions in apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and home fashions. All of the courses for this certificate are applicable to the Fashion Marketing Associate Degree.
The El Centro College Fashion Marketing Associate in Applied Sciences degree and the Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative certificate rograms are both recognized by the Texas Skill Standards Board as being integrated with the industry-defined Customer Service and Sales skill standards. El Centro graduates gain work competencies — skills and knowledge — that employers have agreed are required for success, as identified by the National Retail Federation and other fashion-related industry organizations.
Visual Merchandising Assistant Certificate
This certificate program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities as retail wholesale coordinators and visual display associates in a variety of fashion settings.