Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track I Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising & Design
Become a Student

Program Information

Learn more about the Fashion Merchandising & Design program.

General Help

Ask general questions at our support center.

Print icon

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.

Details

Details icon Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Fashion Merchandising and Design (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3260
Total Credits Required
60-67
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing RC 3
TEC109 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising RE 3
Restricted Elective TEC106 highly recommended course RE 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18-20
TEC222 Textiles RC 3
Restricted Elective RE 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC 3
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics Mathematics 3–5
MKT271 Principles of Marketing RE 3
TEC151 Display and Visual Merchandising RE 3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
TEC111 or
TEC250
Clothing Construction or Apparel Quality Analysis TEC250 only offered in the Fall RC 3
TEC255 Fashion Retail Merchandising TEC255 only offered in the Fall RE 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Oral Comm 3
ACC109 Accounting Concepts RE 3
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Reading for Business or Industry OR equivalent as indicated by assessment Critical Reading 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
TEC200 Retail Buying TEC200 only offered in the Spring RE 3
TEC260 Fashion Sales Management TEC200 only offered in the Spring RE 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area. SB 3
ARH+++++ Any ARH Art Humanities course recommended. HU 3
TEC272AA Retail Merchandising Internship RE 1

Program Electives

Select 6 to 9 credits from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART131 Photography I RE 3
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography RE 3
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications RE 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems RE 3
GBS233 Business Communication RE 3
MGT229 Management and Leadership I RE 3
MGT230 Management and Leadership II RE 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business RE 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business RE 3
MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations RE 3
MKT263 Advertising Principles RE 3
TEC274AC Fashion Merchandising Study Tour RE 3
TEC106 History of Fashion RE 3
TEC+++++ Any TEC prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area RE 3

Ready to get started?

Follow one of the options below to get started on your personal career pathway.

Become a Student

Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.

Program Information

Learn more about and find contact information for the Fashion Merchandising & Design program.

General Help

Ask general questions over the phone at 480-461-7400 or via online chat.

Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all Required Courses (RC).

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

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 (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=104632).