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Associate Degree Program (AAS)

School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall and spring.      NYSED: 00828          HEGIS 5004

The major in Fashion Merchandising Management provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for assuming positions in the merchandising industry in areas such as buying, sales, product development, creative fashion presentation, retail management, and marketing.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FM 116 - Fashion Business Practices3
RELATED AREAAC 111 - Advertising and Promotion3
MG 153 - Excel for Business2
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFM 117 - Introduction to Fashion Marketing3
FM 262 - Contemporary Retail Management3
FM 268 - Team Development Workshop2.5
RELATED AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
GENERAL EDUCATIONSS 141 - Macroeconomics G43
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFM 224 - Merchandising Math Applications3
FM 244 - Product Development3
choice - see Major Area Electives***3-4
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**1.5-4
GENERAL EDUCATIONMA 222 - Statistical Analysis G23
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFM 225 - Fashion Merchandising3
choice - see Major Area Electives***3-4
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
MAJOR AREA29.5-31.5
 Total Credits: 65-69.5

*FIT's General Education Requirements: Business and Technology, Art History and Museum Professions, and Film and Media majors

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)

  • Three (3) credits from each of the following required areas*, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2, and G3
  • Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course*
  • Twelve (12) credits from four (4) different areas* in G4-G10

See list of Gen Ed courses under FIT's General Education Requirements  and Courses . An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.

**Related Area Electives: 1.5-4 credits
CHOICE of AC 221 AR 101  or 115 DE 101 HD 111 HP 201 IC 296 297  or 298 ID 103 JD 101 PH 116  or 162 , or TD 112 .

***Major Area Electives: 6-7 credits
CHOICE of two: FM 144 212 213 222 223 226 228 231 245 251 , or 491 .

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance MarketingDirect and Interactive MarketingFashion Merchandising ManagementHome Products DevelopmentInternational Trade and Marketing for the Fashion IndustriesProduction Management: Fashion and Related Industries , and Textile Development and Marketing . By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science programs in Advertising and Marketing Communications  and Technical Design .