Contact the Program Director
Residential Faculty - Apparel Merchandising & Design
Office: TC 50 - Room: TC115
This program is part of the Business & Information Systems Department.
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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
- Example Titles
- Personal Shopper
- Sales Manager
- Retail Buyer
- Fashion Journalist
- Fashion Designer
- Types of Employers
- Retail Stores
- Fashion Manufacturers
- Fashion/Society Magazines
- Catalog and E-tailers
The demand for fashion merchandising professionals remains steady.
Fashion professionals often:
- Help customers find and buy items
- Analyze financial transactions
- Train on the job
- Work for department stores, clothing stores, and other retailers
Available Associate Degree and Certificates
|Degree / Certificate||Type||Title||Courses|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track I Fashion Merchandising||Course Sequence|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track II Fashion Design||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Alteration Specialist||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Costume Design and Production||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Image Consultant||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Retail Sales Manager||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist||Course Sequence|
Get Your Associate Degree or Certificate Online
An associate degree and a certificate for this program are available online (denoted with a icon above). Online learning is a convenient, flexible alternative to traditional classes. Learn more about the benefits of earning your associate degree or certificate online.
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 & Information Systems department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.