Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design

Fashion Merchandising & Design

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3260

Credits

65–69

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).

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–17
RC TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3
RE TEC109 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising 3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
Mathematics MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra
3–5
RC TEC111 or
TEC250
Clothing Construction or
Apparel Quality Analysis
3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC TEC222 Textiles 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
3
RE ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
RE CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RE ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
21
RE TEC200 Retail Buying 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 3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 3
Critical Rdg CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
14–16
RE TEC+++++ Any TEC prefixed course not listed as a Required Course (RC) 3
RE MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
RE GBS221 Business Statistics 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
RE TEC272AA or
TEC272AB or
TEC272AC
Retail Merchandising Internship or
Retail Merchandising Internship or
Retail Merchandising Internship
1–3

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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).