Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Apparel Merchandising and Design

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (4 terms)

The Apparel Merchandising-Management track (non-transfer plan of study) is designed to provide students with fashion knowledge, sales, managerial and supervisory skills necessary for immediate involvement in the area of retailing. The program incorporates a supervised internship in a retail establishment and annual fashion show to provide opportunities to learn outside the classroom.

Credits earned in the Apparel Merchandising-Merchandising Track (transfer plan of study) are fully transferable to Iowa State University. Two additional years of study at ISU will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, which will prepare students for corporate positions.

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

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Merchandising Track (transfer plan)

Term 1

APP-130

Principles of Fashion Merchandising

3

APP-140

Fashion History

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

MAT-140

Finite Math OR

3

MAT-138

College Algebra with Limits

 

 

 

15

Term 2

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

APP-170

Fashion Trends and Consumer
Analysis

3

APP-240

Fashion Design OR

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing2

 

ENG-106

Composition II

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

16

Term 3

APP-120

Apparel Visual Merchandising

3

APP-210

Apparel Textiles

3

MAT-157

Statistics OR

4

MAT-162

Business Statistics

 

MKT-140

Principles of Selling

3

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Humanities or History/Cultures Course1

3

 

 

16

Term 4

APP-220

Fashion Show Procedures

3

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics

3

MKT-160

Principles of Retailing

3

-------

Humanities or History/Cultures Course1

3

-------

Science Course

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

62

Management Track (career plan)

Term 1

APP-130

Principles of Fashion Merchandising

3

APP-140

Fashion History

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

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Math Course

4

 

 

16

Term 2

APP-170

Fashion Trends and Consumer
Analysis

3

APP-240

Fashion Design

3

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

ACC-120

Survey of Accounting OR

3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting OR

 

ACC-111

Introduction to Accounting

 

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology OR

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

 

 

 

15

Term 3

APP-120

Apparel Visual Merchandising

3

APP-210

Apparel Textiles

3

BUS-101

Orientation to Business Professionalism

1

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing

3

 

 

16

Term 4

APP-220

Fashion Show Procedures

3

BUS-932

Internship

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

3

MKT-160

Principles of Retailing

3

-------

Humanities or History/Culture Course1

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

62

Optional

APP-924

Honors Project

1

APP-928

Independent Study

1

1Suggested courses: Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Philosophy, Literature, Art History.

2NOTE: Students transferring to the design option at Iowa State University should substitute the following courses:
APP-240 Fashion Design FOR MKT-110 Principles of Marketing

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