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Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design
Academic Plan Code
Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track III Fashion Retailing
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).
|RC||TEC105||Cultural Aspects of Clothing||3|
|RE||TEC109||Introduction to Fashion Merchandising||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
|Clothing Construction or
Apparel Quality Analysis
|TEC250 recommended course||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
|RE||ACC111||Accounting Principles I||3|
|RE||CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|RE||ECN211||Macroeconomic Principles||Course also meets Social and Behavioral Science (SB)area||3|
|RE||GBS220||Quantitative Methods in Business||3|
|Oral Comm||Oral Communication||Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area||3|
|RE||ACC230||Uses of Accounting Information I||3|
|RE||ECN212||Microeconomic Principles||Course also meets Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB) area||3|
|HUM||Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area||Any ARH prefixed course recommended||3|
|Critical Rdg||CRE101 or
|College Critical Reading or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
|OR equivalent as indicated by assessment||3|
|RE||TEC+++++||Any TEC prefixed course not listed as a Required Course (RC)||3|
|RE||MKT271||Principles of Marketing||3|
|NS||Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||4|
|Retail Merchandising Internship or
Retail Merchandising Internship or
Retail Merchandising Internship
|Any TEC272 module||1–3|
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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).