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Fashion Design: Entrepreneur

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fashion Design: Entrepreneur introduces students to building a sustainable fashion design business. Students develop business and industry-specific skills based upon fashion marketing, merchandising, and production.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Fashion Design: Entrepreneur (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5854
Total Credits Required
19
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

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

  1. Formulate a business plan applying components and growth strategies for fashion entrepreneurship.
  2. Analyze the process for product development for an apparel collection.
  3. Select appropriate fabrics and weaves for specific items of collection apparel.
  4. Assess apparel production management including but not limited to details of technical package, specifications and costs.
  5. Facilitate apparel sales through visual display, fashion shows, and online promotion.
  6. Analyze fashion advertising scenarios for target markets.
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 Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. 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.

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

$38,030

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • Fashion Designers
* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
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
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MKT109 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising Critical course Gateway course 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
MKT151 Display and Visual Merchandising 3
TEC103 Developing Your Fashion Business Critical course 2
TEC125 Fashion Design 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MKT267 Principles of Sales 3
TEC240 Apparel Production Management 2

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MKT109 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising Critical course Gateway course 3
TEC103 Developing Your Fashion Business Critical course 2
TEC125 Fashion Design 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
MKT151 Display and Visual Merchandising 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MKT267 Principles of Sales 3
TEC240 Apparel Production Management 2
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Fashion Design: Entrepreneur (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=146630).


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