College of Alameda: Apparel Design & Merchandising
Alameda, California
Apparel Design & Merchandising Program

 The apparel design and merchandising curriculum offers both foundational and advanced courses that assist students in developing technical skills that are current with today’s ever-changing fashion industry. The fashion program maintains a stable curriculum, yet it offers flexible scheduling and is economical so that students with jobs, careers, or family obligations can still pursue a career in apparel design or merchandising. The design and merchandising program provides computer and software training in technical and pattern design modification, size grading, and marker making to improve the marketability of graduates in the workforce, giving them an advantage over other apparel design programs that don’t offer technical instruction.

What fashion related programs and degrees does College of Alameda offer?
As of 2011, College of Alameda offers the following degrees:
A.A. Apparel Design & Merchandising
Certificate of Completion: Apparel Design & Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
College of Alameda
Apparel Design & Merchandising Program
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-748-2102

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $1,144
Room & Board: n/a

What is the typical student profile?
College of Alameda total undergraduate students: 5,500
Fashion program students: 125

What are the requirements to enter program?
High school graduate or equivalent

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does College of Alameda’s Apparel Design & Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 4

What career placement services does College of Alameda provide?
Although not required, students may take advantage of internship opportunities to enrich their studies with real world experience. Past interns have placed in national retail chains.