Few areas of employment offer a better outlook for trained personnel. Students will find career opportunities in the areas of fashion merchandising, sales promotion, retail advertising, and supportive retail service.
Graduates may find work in department stores, specialty shops, discount stores, as a:
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A passing score on the College Placement Test; or a grade of "C" or better in ENG-010 and RDG-011 (RDG-011 can be a co-requisite; or a grade of "C" or better in ESL-097 or ESL-098.
RDG-011 may be taken as a co-requisite if not previously completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Students may select an alternate Computer Science (GE MST) course for which they have appropriate academic advisement and preparation in mathematics, such as CSC 106.
Appropriate score on the College placement test, successful completion of MAT 013 or equivalent or departmental approval.
MAT 101 is recommended. Students with the appropriate academic prerequisites, in consultation with their academic advisor, should enroll in an appropriate mathematics course.
A grade of “C” or better in ENG 121
Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.
A passing score on the algebra portion of the College placement test or MAT 013
ACC-101 or SBM-101 and ENG-121 or Departmental Approval and four courses in the major with the following designations - BUS, ECO, FMR, HCD, MGT, MKT, SBM
The student must have completed half the courses in the Fashion Merchandising and Retail program. Written permission of both the department chairperson and Career and Transfer Services located on the 2nd Floor of West Hall.
Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).
Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).
Students must select courses with the GE MST designation and with the BIO, CHM, PHY and SCI course codes.
Can students who major in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management transfer to a four-year college or university?
Articulation agreements with public and private institutions offer students who earn the A.A.S. degree the opportunity to transfer all of their coursework to the four-year institution. Students in specialized programs, or who earn an A.A.S. degree should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.
What will students learn by studying Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management?
They acquire knowledge in areas of general education, business, retailing and fashion. Students apply classroom theory to onthe-job situations through a cooperative education work experience or internships. Classes prepare them for actual situations in retailing through multimedia instruction and a fully equipped retail laboratory offers students realistic preparation.
Are there any requirements before taking courses in the major?
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course.
How long will it take to complete this degree?
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions. Note: Not all FMR courses are offered every semester both day and evening. Please call the department chair at 732.906.2594 to discuss course offerings for future semesters.
Contact Name: Aslihan Cakmak, Chairperson
Contact Phone: 732.906.2526
Contact Email: ACakmak@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/business-and-computer-science
Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.
The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.
Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.
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