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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Image Consultant
Major: 5402
First Term: 2009 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24
CIPS Code: 19.0902
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Image Consultant is designed for students with an interest in Image Consulting. Students learn clothing strategies for all figure types, appropriate dress for all occasions, nutrition, and interpersonal skills. They develop the ability to advise clients and groups for an acceptable image. Completers of this certificate will have interned with a nationally certified Image Consultant through the Association of Image Consultants, International (AICI), for a minimum of 480 hours. They may then apply for accreditation from AICI.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

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

Required Courses
 Credits: 24
 COM110Interpersonal Communication3
 FON100Introductory to Nutrition3
 INT150Color and Design3
 PSY132Psychology and Culture (3) OR 
 TEC105Cultural Aspects of Clothing (3)3
 TEC245Wardrobe Strategies3
 TEC250Apparel Quality Analysis3
 TEC275ACImage Consultant Internship3

Program Competencies
1.Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics. (NT150)
2.Summarize the principles of effective communication. (COM110)
3.Describe, plan for, and prepare snacks or meals for the nutritional needs. (FON100)
4.Summarize current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture and applications of behavioral and cognitive principles to enhance multi-cultural interactions. (PSY132, TEC105)
5.Determine social and psychological factors that affect clothing choices and behaviors. (PSY132, TEC105)
6.Identify and select specific merchandise which will satisfy the needs and wants of potential customers. (TEC222)
7.Identify fabric and its performance characteristics which consumers want in the use and care of merchandise. (TEC222)
8.Plan and select appropriate wardrobes for male and female clients. (TEC245)
9.Analyze quality differences of ready-to-wear apparel. (TEC250)
10.Describe and apply internship for Image Consulting. (TEC275AC)