This certificate is part of the Fashion Merchandising AAAS and is designed to be a step towards a degree. By completing the Fashion Merchandising Certificate of Completion, you will have completed the first 30 credits of a Fashion Merchandising degree.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
30 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fashion and merchandising industry
  2. Understand the history of textiles, costumes and designs
  3. Identify fashion and merchandising trends
  4. Develop buying plans and effectively display merchandise
  5. Understand general business operations and principles, including marketing and sales, planning and buying, management and supervision, business law and professional communications

Careers & Opportunities

Fashion Merchandising graduates develop knowledge and skills to work in a variety of positions in the fashion industry, such as assistant buyer, assistant manager, merchandise planners, marketing specialists and sales representatives. Salaries vary depending on the type and size of the business, the level of job responsibilities and previous experience.

Potential employers include: Apparel, retail and/or department stores such as REI, Eddie Bauer, Macy's, Union Bay and many others. Students develop general business skills that can provide opportunities for careers in any business sector.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Information