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Fashion Consumer Sciences

Associate of Applied Science

Learn the skills needed to succeed in fashion sales and apparel merchandising.  Students planning to transfer to a four year university should pursue the Retail Management - Associate of Arts degree. 

Program/Major Codes: AASBFM/BFM

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Start a career or seek advancement as an apparel buyer, sales representative, manufacturing representative, apparel coordinator, display specialist, or department manager.

Academic Options: While this degree was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements
  

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. *

Credits
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 3-6
Subtotal 3-6

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BUS 125 eCommerce 3
BUS 151 Mathematics of Business 3
MGT 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3
MGT 122 Supervision 3
 or MGT 124  Small Business Management  
MGT 130 Improving Customer Service Quality 3
MKT 100 Customer Service Skills 3
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 125 Advertising 3
MKT 139 Retailing 3
MKT 140 Fashion Merchandising 3
MKT 240 Fashion Merchandising Planning and Control 4
CORE ELEC Core Elective: select 3 credits from BUS, FDC, MGT, or MKT (MKT 290 is recommended). 3
Subtotal 37

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ART 100 Basic Design 3
BUS 148 Ethics in the Workplace 3
  or MGT 230   Dynamics of Leadership  
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
MKT 105 Retail Math 3
SPE 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
 or WRT 154   Career Communications  
ELEC Other Electives: select 3 credits from BUS, FDC, MGT, MKT with department faculty approval.
3
Subtotal 22
Total 62-65

* NOTE: the following required courses fulfill general education requirements: Communication - WRT 101 or WRT 154, and SPE 120; Analysis & Critical Thinking - BUS 151 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement only if it was completed after Spring 2008; Humanities and Social Sciences - ART 100 and either BUS 148 or MGT 230; Computer and Information Literacy - CSA 100; Special Requirements: SPE 120.