Your career in the world of fashion begins at MCC

Fashion design, merchandising and retailing are in need of well-trained executives. Educated professionals at the community college level and beyond will be the ones to fill this need. At MCC, we are committed to education, internships and the transfer process to four-year universities so you can achieve your goals.

Fashion Design

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Fashion Design prepares you to pursue a career as a designer in the fashion industry by developing the technical, creative and knowledge-based skills needed to compete in this competitive environment. You'll learn how to cultivate design ideas, create garments and accessories, and present a fashion line of your own through MCC's Fashion Show.

Careers include fashion designer, technical designer, textile designer, accessories designer, pattern maker, alterationist, tailor, fashion illustrator and more.

Courses Include

  • Tailoring
  • Draping
  • Pattern Making
  • Illustration
  • Apparel Construction/Sewing
  • CAD for Illustration and Textiles


Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design


Fashion Design, Level I
Apparel Construction
Costume Design and Production, Level I
Alteration Specialist

Fashion Merchandising

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Fashion Merchandising emphasizes the business functions of fashion, including predicting trends, product development and retail operations in the manufacturing and retail sector of this global industry. Explore careers within the fashion industry, including production and marketing of fashion goods and services, fashion journalism, retail buying, store management, visual display and careers within the wholesale marketplace.

Courses Include

  • Textiles
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Visual Display
  • Retail Buying


Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising


Image Consultant
Textile and Apparel Fashion Stylist
Retail Sales Manager

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