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Fashion Design and Merchandising – CTE Program of Study

  • Fashion Design and Merchandising – CTE Program of Study (pdf)

    The Fashion Design and Merchandising program is designed to prepare students for employment or advanced postsecondary coursework in fashion design production, apparel sales, custom fashion design, supervisory positions in apparel manufacturing, and as buyers for retail establishments. A student completing this program will possess the technical knowledge and skills associated with fashion design, production and selection, wholesale purchasing, sales and promotion. In addition to technical skills, students completing this program will also develop advanced critical thinking, career development, applied academic skills, employability skills, basic business practices and leadership skills required for entry into fashion design and merchandising occupations. The program utilizes a delivery system made up of four integral parts:  formal/technical instruction, experiential learning, supervised occupational experience, and the Career and Technical Student Organization, FCCLA.

    Fashion Design and Merchandising is offered at Desert Ridge High, Gilbert High, Highland High, and Mesquite High.

    Fashion Design & Merchandising Courses

    • LM102 Fashion Design I
    • LM103 Fashion Design II
    • CT333 Fashion Design Internship
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Lucy Gustafson - Desert Ridge High

How has CTE positively impacted your high school experience?
I’ve met more people with interests like mine. Doing things that I am passionate about also makes my school day overall more enjoyable.
Why did you decide to take Fashion & Merchandising?
I decided to take this course because I was learning how to sew on my own and thought that this course would be a good way to expand on that knowledge.
Do you have a favorite memory, lesson, or class project?
In my favorite project, we were tasked to create any outfit we wanted without a pattern. This project has been a fun way to expand on my creativity and practice creating sewing patterns.