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Apparel, Retail merchandising and Design certificate

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Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Admission requirements

Tuition and Fees

Contact information



Program Description

The online undergraduate certificate in apparel, retail merchandising and design (ARMD) provides course learning experiences, constituting a distinct knowledge base and specific skill set associated with apparel, design, garment construction, retail merchandising, and textiles for junior high and high school teachers. These areas constitute a body of knowledge that represents the core of apparel and textiles education that is needed to effectively provide a base education by high school teachers, lacking licensure to teach in this area. 

Students in the online Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design Undergraduate Certificate will be able to:

The Certificate Program in ARMD will consist of 16 credits, with 10 credits of core class work and two, 3-credit electives. 


If you already have a bachelor's degree and are interested in a complementary graduate program, consider our online M.Ed. in Family and Consumer Scienceonline M.S. in Merchandising, or Merchandising Graduate Certificate


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Sample Plan of Study

Students must complete 16 credits of selected courses with a grade of "C" or above to satisfy requirements for completion of the certificate. 

Required Core Courses:

Elective Courses:


Total Credits: 16


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Frequently Asked Questions

How will my transcript identify that I have completed this certificate?
Your transcript will list "Certificate in Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design (ARMD)


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Apply for admission
View Getting Started Guide


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Contact Information

NDSU Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management department
Phone: 701-231-8604
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/adhm/apparel-retail/about.html

NDSU Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015
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NDSU Graduate School
Phone: 701-231-7033
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Web: www.ndsu.edu/prospective/students/


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