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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00841     HEGIS 5313

The major in Textile Development and Marketing prepares students for careers in sustainable fabric development, color creation, and management for fashion apparel and home furnishings end uses, with an emphasis on textile applications and forensics, global sourcing, and marketing.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
TS 215 - The History of Textile Trade and Technology2
RELATED AREAFM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
AC 111 - Advertising and Promotion3
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATT 174 - Fabric Development3
TT 247 - Color Creation and Sustainable Applications3
RELATED AREAMG 108 - Apparel and Home Textile Products Manufacturing2
MG 153 - Excel for Business2
GENERAL EDUCATIONSS 141 - Macroeconomics G43
Choice-See Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREATT 201 - Fabrics for Private Label/Vertical Retailer3
TT 276 - Fabrics for Interiors2
RELATED AREATD 224 - Computer-Aided Print Design1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*9
Semester 4
MAJOR AREATT 275 - Textile Marketing3
RELATED AREAIC 296 - AAS Internship B: Career Exploration**2
or choice Related Area Elective (2-3 credits)** 
IN 201 - Global Sourcing in the Textile Industries3
MG 242 - Principles of Accounting3
GENERAL EDUCATIONSC 147 - The Forensics of Fiber Analysis G33
choice - see Mathematics* G23
 Total Credits: 64.5

*Business and Technology Programs: FIT’s General Education Requirements

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. 

See list of Gen Ed approved 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.

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

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

*Second English course General Education requirement:
CHOICE of EN 241,  EN 242,  EN 244, or EN 245
**Related Area Elective:
CHOICE of AC 221, AR 115, HP 201, ID 101, PH 118, PH 162, or LD 101.
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 Marketing , Home Products Development , Production 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 , Fashion Merchandising Management , International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries , and Technical Design .