Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design

Fashion Merchandising & Design

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3260

Credits

65–67

Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track II Fashion Design

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Merchandising and Design prepares students for entry-level positions in fashion merchandising. Students acquire a basic knowledge of textiles, clothing construction, display and visual merchandising, and the fashion industry. The program offers opportunities for students to select courses that reflect a special area of interest such as business management, advertising, or fashion illustration.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all Required Courses (RC).

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
RC TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3
RC TEC111 or
TEC250
Clothing Construction or
Apparel Quality Analysis
3
RE TEC125 Fashion Design 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–17
RE TEC124 Advanced Clothing Construction 3
RE TEC134 Fashion Illustration I 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area 3
Mathematics MAT120 or
MAT121 or
COM230
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
Small Group Communication
3–5

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
18
RE TEC106 History of Fashion 3
RC TEC222 Textiles 3
RE TEC223 Tailoring 3
RE TEC225 Pattern Design I 3
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
3
Critical Rdg CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading or
Critical Reading for Business & Industry
3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
RE TEC221 Computer-Assisted Fashion Design 3
RE TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3
RE TEC236 Portfolio Development 1
RE TEC+++++ Any TEC prefixed course not listed as a Required Course (RC) 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area. 3
RE INT150 or
TEC135 or
TEC230 or
TEC271AC or
MKT274AC or
TEC274AC
Color and Design or
Fashion Illustration II or
Pattern Design II or
Fashion Design Internship or
Fashion Merchandising Study Tour or
Fashion Merchandising Study Tour
3

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=23646).