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    Apparel & Textiles Design Option

    Coursework required for the Apparel & Textiles, Consumer Studies, Hospitality and Merchandising Option includes the option requirements, semester hours for the selected concentration and the completion of the related minor. This option prepares students for focused professional careers in management of businesses and services.

    Students must select from one of four concentrations: Apparel & Textiles Design, Consumer Studies, Hospitality Management and Merchandising.

    Career Titles

    Accessories Product Technician
    Assistant Frabric Specialist
    CAD Designer, Men's Woven Shirts
    Catalog Layout Assistant Designer
    Color specialist team
    Embroidery Work Order Coordinator
    Exhibit Booth Account Representative
    Fabric Planning Assistant
    Footwear Designer
    Jewelry Merchandise Planner
    Pattern Maker
    Pre-production Coordinator
    Print Designer
    Print Technologist
    Product Development Team
    Product Development Technical Support

    Production Inventory Planner
    Productions & Operations Manager
    Regulatory Assurance Manager
    Sample Maker
    Sourcing Specialist-Accessories
    Sourcing Specialist-Trim
    Technical Development Team
    Technical Sales Representative
    Technical Specifications
    Textile Laboratory Assistant
    Textile Print Designer
    Textile Quality Manager
    Trim Sourcer
    Visual and Store Design
    Wall Coverings Designer
    Web Site Design Team


    Consumer Studies Concentration

    Prepares students to meet the need for consumer studies professionals to represent, advocate, educate and empower consumers’ decisions, information, rights and responsibilities through career opportunities such as the following:

    Career Titles

    Accounts Supervisor
    Advertising Specialist
    Bank Manager
    Benefits Coordinator
    Better Business Bureau 
    Collections Coordinator
    University Financial Aid Officer
    Comparison Shopper
    Consumer Affairs Agency
    Consumer Communications Specialists
    Consumer Educator
    Consumer Law
    Credit Counselor
    Director of Consumer Affairs
    Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Energy Use Advisor
    Environmental Specialist

    Extension Consumer Specialist
    Family Financial Educator
    Financial Aid Counselor
    Health Claims Processor
    Insurance Claims Representative
    Legal Support Employee
    Legislative Assistant
    Loan Counselor
    Loss Prevention Manager
    Medical Sales Representative
    News Editor
    Public Policy Advocate
    Technical Sales Representative
    Trade and Consumer Services Manager
    Trade Associate Advocate
    University Financial Aid Officer
    Utilities Liaison


    Hospitality Management Option

    The undergraduate program prepares students for management careers in hotels, restaurants, resorts, clubs, convention facilities, and the meeting planning industry.

    Career Titles

    Banquet Operations
    Catering Sales Representative
    Club Manager
    Commercial Caterer
    Convention Planner
    Convention Service Manager Assistant
    Corporate Travel Manager
    Dining Room Manager
    Director of Group Sales
    Event Planner
    Executive Housekeeper
    Facilities Manager
    Food & Beverage Manager
    Food Production Manager
    Food Products Representative
    Food Equipment Representative 
    Food Service Administrator
    Front Desk Clerk
    Front Office Manager

    Group Sales Consultant
    Hotel Morning/Night Manager
    Hotel General Manager
    Hotel Security Manger
    Kitchen Designer
    Kitchen Manager
    Meeting Planner
    Purchasing Agent/Buyer
    Resort Manager
    Restaurant Manager
    Resort Manager
    Revenues Manager
    Rooms Division Manager
    Sales Manager
    Sales Representative
    Test Kitchen Administrator 
    Theme Park Manager
    Tour Operations
    Travel Agency Manager


    Merchandising Concentration

    Prepares students for careers in retail store management, purchase and allocate inventories, direct visual merchandising teams, and represent branded products.

    Career Titles

    Account representative 
    Apparel Import/Export Specialists
    Apparel Manufacturer’s Representative
    Assistant Buyer
    Brand Inventory Planner
    Customer Relations
    Comparison Shopper/ratings
    Product Review
    District Sales Manager
    Distribution Director
    Regional Sales Manager
    Facilities Manager
    Fashion Copywriter
    Furniture & Floor Sales 
    Interior Design Sales
    Inventory Allocation

    Home Shopping Network Team
    Jewelry Merchandise Planner
    Licensing Director
    Commercial Lighting Sales
    Loss Prevention Operations
    Mall Manager
    Market Analysis
    Museum Curator - Costume Collection
    Career Wear Consultant
    Property Manager
    Purchasing Agent
    Retail Store Manager
    Retail Sales Associate-Accessories
    Retail Sales Associate-Apparel/Footwear
    Textile Laboratory Assistant
    Web Site Sales