Program Mission

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The mission of the Apparel Merchandising and Management program is to provide high quality instructional, research and outreach programs that respond to the needs of individuals and organizations, especially those domiciled in southern California.

This mission embraces:

  • State of the art educational programs that link theory with practice to prepare students to be effective leaders within the apparel production and distribution sector, and in alternate career destinations.
  • Scholarship that advances knowledge about the people and technologies involved in the creation, production, distribution, consumption and teaching of apparel for the benefit of the industry, the profession, society in general, and for the enhancement of our instructional programs.
  • Outreach activities that support the apparel business and educational communities in southern California and beyond, including teacher education, technical training and management education programs.
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