Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3260
First Term: 2009 Spring      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62
CIP Code: 52.1802

Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Family & Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

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.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Track I Fashion Merchandising
Track II Fashion Design
Track III Fashion Retailing

Required Courses
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within in the Required Courses area.
TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3

TEC111 Clothing Construction (3) OR
TEC250 Apparel Quality Analysis (3) 3

TEC222 Textiles 3
Credits: 9

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)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 12-09-08

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