Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Apparel Merchandising

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters)

The Apparel Merchandising diploma program is designed to provide the fashion knowledge, sales and human relations skills necessary for immediate involvement in this area of retailing. The program incorporates a supervised business internship where students work with other employees in a retail establishment. An annual fashion show, field trips and other special experiences provide opportunities to learn outside the classroom.

The diploma program can be combined with additional course work in general education, marketing and management to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Marketing Management.

Credits earned in the Apparel Merchandising Associate of Applied Science degree program are fully transferable to Iowa State University. Two additional years of study at ISU will earn a Bachelor of Science degree, and students will be prepared for mid- and top-level management or merchandising positions.

Career opportunities: fashion sales/buyer, accessory coordinator, specialty and department store management, visual merchandiser, area supervisor.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

APP-120

Apparel Visual Merchandising

3

APP-130

Principles of Fashion Merchandising

3

APP-140

Fashion History

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

MKT-140

Principles of Selling

3

 

 

15

Second Semester

APP-170

Fashion Trends and Consumer
Analysis

3

APP-220

Fashion Show Procedures

3

ENG-106

Composition II

3

MAT-140

Finite Math or

3

ADM-133

Business Math & Calculators or

 

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

 

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

 

 

15

Third Semester

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

APP-210

Apparel Textiles

3

MKT-160

Principles of Retailing

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures core

3

 

 

16

Fourth Semester

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics

3

MAT-157

Statistics

4

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing or

3

APP-240

Fashion Design

 

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures core

3

–––––––

Science core

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

62

Apparel Merchandising Diploma Option

First Semester

APP-120

Apparel Visual Merchandising

3

APP-130

Principles of Fashion Merchandising

3

APP-140

Fashion History

3

APP-210

Apparel Textiles

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

18

Second Semester

APP-170

Fashion Trends and Consumer Analysis

3

APP-220

Fashion Show Procedures

3

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

BUS-932

Internship

3

–––––––

Communication arts requirement

3

–––––––

Math requirement

3

 

 

16

Total diploma program credit hours

34

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