Fashion Merchandising & Design

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Evonne M. Bowling

Residential Faculty - Apparel Merchandising & Design


480-461-7144 (alternate)

480-461-7309 (fax)

Office: TC 50 - Room: TC115

This program is part of the Business & Information Systems Department.

Fashion Merchandising & Design

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

Career Profile

Quick Stats

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

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Fashion Merchandising & Design program
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 List
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

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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.