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AHS Fashion Merchandising Learning Outcomes


  • Understand the roles of the merchandiser, designer and product developer both locally and globally
  •  Identify and evaluate design elements and trends from key eras of fashion history 
  • Employ concepts of fashion merchandising, retail management, retail buying, special events and promotions, visual merchandising, and image/fashion consulting
  • Examine concepts related to the cultural, social, and psychological aspects of textiles, dress and appearance
  • Achieve economic prosperity while protecting the earth by implementing sustainability practices
  • Combine innovative thinking and technological competence to develop, assess, and present information using various sources including the internet and social media
  • Gain proficiency in Photoshop, Illlustrator and Excel

Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program

Department of Applied Human Sciences, Academic Complex 302 , phone 270-745-4352


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 Last Modified 3/15/19