Fashion Buying & Merchandising A.A.S.


A well-rounded exploration of fashion.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant and creative community of students and faculty who are passionate about fashion. Join our active fashion club and participate in field trips to major fashion capitals. Help organize our popular annual fashion show. And hone your visual presentation skills.

At Herkimer, you'll be prepared for a range of careers in the fashion industry—from fashion buying and merchandising to fashion retail, management, and marketing. Plus, you’ll leave with a solid background in business and and a variety of complementary liberal arts classes under your belt.


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Featured Graduate

Upstate New York native Theresa Lazarus is the assistant designer/production manager at Lazaro Bridal in New York City where she does everything from designing dresses, to handling social media to traveling for sales.

She credits Herkimer as being a place where she flourished before transferring to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). 

"Herkimer’s program helped me to understand that not only do you need to be creative, but you need to know the business side as well, to be successful in the fashion industry. Herkimer’s program was very well rounded." 


College Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Fashion Buying & Merchandising A.A.S.


Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Fashion Buying & Merchandising A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*


Job Opportunities

  • Product Developer
  • Event Planner
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Fashion Advertising
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Retailer
  • Fashion Management

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