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Fashion Buying & Merchandising A.A.S.

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A well-rounded exploration of fashion.

As a major, you'll enjoy immersion 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 and pull off our annual fashion show, always a highly popular campus event. Hone your visual presentation skills.

You'll be prepared for careers throughout the fashion industry including positions in fashion buying, fashion merchandising, fashion retail and wholesale sales, retail fashion management, marketing, and other positions. You'll receive a solid background in business along with complementary liberal arts courses.

Featured Graduate

Theresa Lazarus, CenterUpstate 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.”



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.*

Course Catalog

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

Job Opportunities

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


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