Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Lori Liang

Residential Faculty - Fashion Design

480-461-7179

This program is part of the Business Department.

Fields of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Fashion Design and Merchandising

Do you have an appreciation for fashion and the popular and unique trends we see across the internet and in fashion magazines? Do you have an artistic eye when putting together an outfit? If you want to turn your passion into a career and get a fashion degree, our Fashion Design and Merchandising program can help you start off on the right foot. Upon completing this program, you can enter the exciting world of fashion merchandising as a wholesale and retail buyer, sales rep, online merchant, merchandise displayer, window trimmer, and more! With continued education, you’ll be qualified to become a purchasing or supply chain manager.

This Fashion Design and Merchandising program strategically places you at the intersection of fashion, business, and marketing. Our experienced instructors will provide you with the foundation of fashion theory, the societal and technological aspects of the textile and apparel industry, and the creation, promotion, distribution, and retailing of consumer goods in a global environment. Our curriculum stresses the importance of leadership, teamwork, creativity, and effective communication throughout the product life cycle process.

Make it happen today! Enroll in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Alteration Specialist
Certificate of Completion CCL Costume Design and Production, Level I
Certificate of Completion CCL Image Consultant
Certificate of Completion CCL Retail Sales Manager
Certificate of Completion CCL Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist

Degrees

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Fashion Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Fashion Merchandising

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Fashion Design and Merchandising program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

$29,325

Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

$71,144

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

$56,060

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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