The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) program in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing features an integrated, career-focused curriculum that explores the retail industry, functionality, customer needs and preferences, demographics, convenience, quality and performance through categories such as fashion apparel, accessories, home, gifts and various subcategories of retail trade. Through professional courses and a focused approach these themes of industry foundations, the customer and customer experience, product and promotion, digital and ecommerce strategies and future industry innovations are embedded in the program and allow students to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue career opportunities in merchandising and marketing.
Students will have the opportunity to gain professional experience through micro-internships and externships with participating community partnerships and projects in various shopping zones. Students will graduate with the equivalent of 1-2 years of retail experience.
This program will also consist of courses that help prepare students for three National Retail Federation certifications:
- Customer Service and Sales
- Advanced Customer Service and Sales
- Retail Industry Fundamentals
The program is open to interested students. However, students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.
To qualify for the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing, students must complete a minimum of 65 credits as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414 or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.