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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Fashion Merchandising and Design
Major: 3260
First Term: 2009 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62
CIPS Code: 52.1802
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Family & Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: 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.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any modules.

Required Courses
 Credits: 9
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within in the "Required Courses" area.
 TEC105Cultural Aspects of Clothing3
 TEC111Clothing Construction (3) OR 
 TEC250Apparel Quality Analysis (3)3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 28
Students will select one of three tracks
Track I - Fashion MerchandisingCredits: 28
 ACC109Accounting Concepts3
 MKT/TEC200Retail Buying3
 MKT271Principles of Marketing3
 MKT/TEC109Introduction to Fashion Merchandising3
 MKT/TEC151Display and Visual Merchandising3
+TEC255Fashion Retail Merchandising3
+TEC260Fashion Sales Management3
+TEC272AARetail Merchandising Internship1
Select six (6) credits from the following courses:
 ART131Photography I3
 ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
 BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
+GBS233Business Communication3
 MGT229Management and Leadership I3
+MGT230Management and Leadership II3
 MGT251Human Relations in Business3
 MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
 MKT101Introduction to Public Relations3
 MKT263Advertising Principles3
+MKT/TEC274ACFashion Merchandising Study Tour3
 TEC106History of Fashion3
+TEC221Computer-Assisted Fashion Design3
+TEC241Advanced Computer-Assisted Fashion Design3
 TEC+++++Any TEC prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area3
Track II - Fashion DesignCredits: 28
 TEC106History of Fashion3
+TEC124Advanced Clothing Construction3
 TEC125Fashion Design3
 TEC134Fashion Illustration I3
+TEC221Computer-Assisted Fashion Design3
+TEC225Pattern Design I3
+TEC226Draping for Fashion Design3
+TEC236Portfolio Development1
 INT150Color and Design (3) OR 
+TEC135Fashion Illustration II (3) OR 
+TEC230Pattern Design II (3) OR 
+TEC271ACFashion Design Internship (3) OR 
+MKT/TEC274ACFashion Merchandising Study Tour (3)3
 TEC+++++Any TEC prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area3
Track III - Fashion RetailingCredits: 28
 ACC111Accounting Principles I3
+ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I&3
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
 ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
+GBS220Quantitative Methods in Business3
+GBS221Business Statistics3
 MKT271Principles of Marketing3
 TEC109Introduction to Fashion Merchandising3
 TEC200Retail Buying3
 TEC272++Retail Merchandising Internship (1-3)1-3
 TEC+++++Any TEC prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area3
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 25-27
General Education CoreCredits: 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND 
 ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR 
 ENG111Technical Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR 
 COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR 
 COM225Public Speaking (3) OR 
 COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
 CRE111Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment.3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
 MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR 
 MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR 
 MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3)3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
 ARH+++++Any ARH Art Humanities course recommended.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area4

Program Competencies
1.Determine social and psychological factors that affect clothing choices and behaviors. (TEC105)
2.Identify cultural factors, technological developments, interests, values, and aesthetic concepts that affect clothing choices. (TEC105)
3.Identify and assess the economic, political, and historical factors which influence the changing pattern of fashion. (TEC105)
4.Read, interpret, and apply concepts from trade journals, newspapers, and other sources of trade information on a regular basis. (TEC222, TEC250)
5.Identify and select specific merchandise which will satisfy the needs and wants of potential customers. (TEC222)
6.Recognize and evaluate the quality of construction features and material used in approval items. (TEC111)
7.Explain the sewing process and use of pressing equipment and sewing tools appropriately when constructing apparel. (TEC111, TEC250)
8.Identify fabric and its performance characteristics which consumers want in the use and care of merchandise. (TEC222)
9.Explain the properties, use, and care of textile fibers, including variations on weaves as they relate to appearance, strength, serviceability, use, and care. (TEC222)