Pierpont Community & Technical College: Fashion Design
Fairmont, West Virginia
School of Human Services

The Fashion Design program at Pierpont Community & Technical College prepares students for careers in design, marketing and sales, or visual merchandising in various design businesses and retailers. Students have the opportunity to put classroom theory and knowledge to use in a practicum at a local retail store, where they gain on-the-job experience in sales and marketing. Internships and student-run fashion shows provide further opportunities to gain professional experience.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Pierpont Community &
Technical College offer?
As of 2011, Pierpont Community & Technical College offers the following degrees:
AAS Fashion Design

What’s the school’s contact information?
Pierpont Community & Technical College
School of Human Services
1201 Locust Ave., 137 ED
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-367-4919

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $1,766 (in-state), $4,216 (out-of-state)
Room & Board: $3,510

What’s the typical student profile?
Pierpont Community & Technical College total undergraduate students: 3,000
Fashion program students: 60

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a high school diploma or GED, and an ACT score or Compass test.

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 Pierpont Community & Technical College’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 8

What career placement services does Pierpont Community & Technical College provide?
Students are required to complete an internship in their senior year, where they are typically placed among top companies and local businesses. Study abroad opportunities are available through the school’s partner institution, Fairmont State University. Fashion students also participate in student-run fashion shows and events, where they can develop their professional skills and contacts.

All data is as of 2011.