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This program is part of the Business Department.
New York. Paris. Milan. Mesa.
Your career in the world of fashion begins at MCC. As a student in the Fashion Merchandising & Design program you’ll learn about textiles, clothing construction, display and visual merchandising, the fashion industry, and much more. The Apparel Merchandising track allows you to select courses that reflect a special area of interest such as business management, advertising, or buying. The Fashion Design track offers you opportunities to select courses that are in your field of study -- design, illustration, and clothing construction. An integral part of the program is an internship that provides on-the-job experience under the supervision of a professional in the retail field.
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 student education, internships, and the transfer process to four-year universities so that students can achieve their goals.
The Fashion Merchandising & Design program includes two areas of study:
- Fashion Merchandising & Design
- Costume Design & Production
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.
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.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Alteration Specialist||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Costume Design and Production, Level I||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Image Consultant||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Retail Sales Manager||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist||Pathway Map|
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.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Fashion Design||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Fashion Merchandising||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track I Fashion Merchandising||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track II Fashion Design||Pathway Map|
Successful completion of the Fashion Merchandising & Design 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.
Customer Service Representatives
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Supply Chain Managers
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
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.
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Fashion Merchandising & Design program is available through the Business department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.