Students will learn about market segments within the fashion industry, the practical application of visual merchandising techniques, costume history in Western culture, and fashion styling strategies.


Certificate of Recognition 


At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply research methodology to identify relevant demographics and their effects on target marketing.
  • Identify, analyze and apply the theory that clothing is a reflection of trends in technology, music, literature, art and social values.
  • Identify, describe and analyze manufacturing techniques used to create garments from the preindustrial period through today.
  • Create a planogram, identify fixtures and develop a floor plan for a specific department or store.
  • Effectively use oral and written communications skills in a fashion related environment.
  • Display a working knowledge of fashion styling by creating a visual presentation and written plan that incorporates image, style and identity.
  • Work respectfully and collaboratively with diverse individuals and teams.


Stephen Quinn
Phone: 360.475.7345
Email: squinn@olympic.edu

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog