AAS Fashion Merchandising and Design
Academic Plan Code
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
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all Required Courses (RC).
|RC||TEC105||Cultural Aspects of Clothing||3|
|Clothing Construction or
Apparel Quality Analysis
|TEC250 only offered in the Fall||3|
|NS||Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||4|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|RE||TEC124||Advanced Clothing Construction||Prerequisites: TEC111 or permission of Instructor.||3|
|RE||TEC134||Fashion Illustration I||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
|HU||Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area||3|
|Intermediate Algebra or
College Mathematics or
|RE||TEC106||History of Fashion||3|
|RE||TEC223||Tailoring||Prerequisites: TEC124 or permission of Instructor.||TEC223 only offered in the Fall||3|
|RE||TEC225||Pattern Design I||Prerequisites: TEC110 or TEC111 or permission of Instructor.||3|
|RE||TEC221||Computer-Assisted Fashion Design||Prerequisites: TEC125 or permission of Instructor.||TEC221 only offered in the Spring||3|
|Oral Comm||COM100 or
|Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
|Critical Rdg||CRE101 or
|College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or
Critical Reading for Business & Industry
|OR equivalent as indicated by assessment.||0–3|
|RE||TEC226||Draping for Fashion Design||Prerequisites: TEC110 or TEC111 or permission of Instructor.||3|
|RE||TEC236||Portfolio Development||Prerequisites: (TEC135 and TEC221), or permission of Instructor.||1|
|RE||TEC+++++||Any TEC prefixed course not listed as a Required Course (RC)||1–3|
|SB||Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area.||3|
|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
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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.
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