Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2019-2020

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 program is designed to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experiences in the apparel and textiles industry. Students will develop skills applicable for retail establishments, visual merchandising, and entrepreneurship. The coursework includes the organization and production of the annual fashion show. Additional learning opportunities outside the classroom environment consist of a supervised internship, fashion week, and digital magazine development.

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

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

APP-130

Principles of Fashion Merchandising

3

APP-140

Fashion History

3

APP-120

Apparel Visual Merchandising

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra OR

4

 

Approved Math Course

 

 

 

16

Term 2

APP-160

Sewn Products Analysis

3

APP-170

Fashion Trends and Consumer
Analysis

3

APP-240

Fashion Design

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

 

 

15

Term 3

APP-210

Apparel Textiles

3

APP-270

Fashion Buying

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

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Any course with subject code: ACC, APP, BUS, MGT, or MKT

3

 

 

15

Term 4

APP-215

Sustainability in the Apparel and Textiles Industry

3

APP-220

Fashion Show Procedures

3

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics

3

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Humanities or History/Cultures Course

3

BUS-932

Internship

1

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

62

Optional

APP-924

Honors Project

1

APP-928

Independent Study

1

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