Career Opportunities


With a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences you can transfer to one of five California state universities (Northridge, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco) offering the single subject credential program in Family and Consumer Sciences and eventually teach in a high school setting. There are also teaching opportunities in adult education and community college programs as well as in private industry. 

Career areas in FCS span everything from food and nutrition, to child development and family studies, to consumer education, and textiles and apparel. 

Cooperative work experience

As a student of the fashion studies program you will have the opportunity to earn college units while gaining hands-on experience working in businesses such as retail, boutiques, and alteration shops. Contact your instructor or the coordinator if you are interested in cooperative work experience.

Employment Opportunities:

The Allan Hancock College fashion program is a pathway to pursue your dreams in fashion studies and fashion merchandising.

Enjoy a career as a(n) . . .

  • Apparel designer
  • Assistant designer
  • Custom dressmaker
  • Bridal gown alteration expert
  • Boutique owner
  • Patternmaker
  • Fashion/ bridal consultant
  • Alterationist
  • Couture sewing and tailoring expert
  • Children’s clothing designer
  • Menswear tailor
  • Textile designer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Wholesale and retail buyer
  • Marketing manager
  • Color coordinator consultant
  • Wardrobe planner
  • Historic costume designer
  • Store buyer or manager
  • Interiors consultant
  • Interiors promotion and sales representative

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Last Modified Oct 25, 2018