AAS Fashion Merchandising and Design
Academic Plan Code
Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track I Fashion Merchandising
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
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all Required Courses (RC).
|RC||TEC105||Cultural Aspects of Clothing||3|
|RE||TEC109||Introduction to Fashion Merchandising||3|
|RE||Restricted Elective||TEC106 highly recommended course||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|NS||Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||4|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
|College Mathematics or
College Mathematics or
|RE||MKT271||Principles of Marketing||3|
|RE||TEC151||Display and Visual Merchandising||3|
|Clothing Construction or
Apparel Quality Analysis
|TEC250 only offered in the Fall||3|
|RE||TEC255||Fashion Retail Merchandising||MKT/TEC109||TEC255 only offered in the Fall||3|
|Oral Comm||COM100 or
|Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
|Critical Reading||CRE101 or
|College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or
Reading for Business or Industry
|OR equivalent as indicated by assessment||3|
|RE||TEC200||Retail Buying||TEC200 only offered in the Spring||3|
|RE||TEC260||Fashion Sales Management||MKT/TEC109||TEC200 only offered in the Spring||3|
|SB||Social and Behavioral Sciences||Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.||3|
|HU||ARH+++++||Any ARH Art Humanities course recommended.||3|
|RE||TEC272AA||Retail Merchandising Internship||Completion of at least twelve (12) college credits, minimum 2.6 grade point average, and be able to obtain a position related to student's academic or career goals (student's present job may qualify);OR permission of Instructor||1|
Select 6 credits from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.
|RE||ART142||Introduction to Digital Photography||3|
|RE||BPC110||Computer Usage and Applications||3|
|RE||CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|RE||MGT229||Management and Leadership I||3|
|RE||MGT230||Management and Leadership II||3|
|RE||MGT251||Human Relations in Business||3|
|RE||MGT253||Owning and Operating a Small Business||3|
|RE||MKT101||Introduction to Public Relations||3|
|RE||TEC274AC||Fashion Merchandising Study Tour||3|
|RE||TEC106||History of Fashion||3|
|RE||TEC+++++||Any TEC prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area||3|
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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.
View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=104632).