Certificate of Completion in Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist

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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts


This is an archived pathway map for a previous catalog year, 2019-2020 (5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020). If you wish to see the current version that is meant for current and future students, a link is available below:

Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist program is designed for students with an interest in visual display and merchandise styling for wholesale or retail trades. It provides students with skills defining target market, historical and current fashions, visual display techniques, color theory, and fashion styling practices. Completers of the certificate will enter the fashion industry at entry-level positions but with an understanding of the styling profession.


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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Academic Plan
Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
Catalog Year
Effective Dates
5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify items of apparel, fabrics, colors, hair styles, headdresses, and accessories unique to each period of historic costume.
  2. Interpret the effect of price and personal income on the purchasing behavior of consumers and apply the various theories of fashion adoption as it relates to this behavior.
  3. Identify and assess the economic, political, and historical factors that influence the changing pattern of fashion.
  4. Use sales presentation skills as they relate to the fashion industry.
  5. Coordinate all promotion including displays, advertising, fashion shows, and personal selling efforts.
  6. Coordinate current fashion trends in different mediums for presentation on video, print, runway, or customer/client.
  7. Identify color theory and its usage in fashion and other mediums for presentation.
  8. Perform assigned career duties in a work setting.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate 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* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Admission Criteria


Course Sequence by Term

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

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • 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 current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC106 History of Fashion RC 3
TEC109 or
Introduction to Fashion Merchandising or Introduction to Fashion Merchandising RC 3
TEC151 or
Display and Visual Merchandising or Display and Visual Merchandising RC 3
TEC245 Wardrobe Strategies RC 3
INT150 Color and Design RC 3
TEC272AA Retail Merchandising Internship RC 1

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Course Area Key


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

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

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125906).