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OFFICE: Cluster B, Room 2037, 516.572.7588

CHAIRPERSON: Pat Lupino, Pat.Lupino@ncc.edu

FACULTY: G. Arend, S. Beganskas, N. Bloom, S. Buto, R. Casciola, J. de la Lastra, W. Glass, D. Hope, J. Mandel, M. McNamara, H. O’Connell, J. Pescatore, S. Rose, T. Sands

TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS: A. Parlante, D. Rosenthal

COURSES OFFERED: Fashion Buying and Merchandising (FBM), Fashion Design (FSD), Interior Design (INT), Marketing (MKT), Retail Business Management (RET)

The following curricula are offered by this Department

Business - Fashion Buying and Merchandising (A.A.S.) —Students have the opportunity to specialize in a concentration of applied fashion merchandising courses. Specialized courses include: Fashion Advertising and Promotion, Introduction to Menswear, Introduction to Fashion Industry, Introduction to Import Buying, Fashion and Home Accessories, Fashion Coordination and Publicity, and Interior Design. As part of the program, students will study textiles, visual merchandising, retailing, and retail buying. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship program, gaining valuable on-the-job experience. The degree prepares students for positions in resident buying offices, fashion manufacturers, designers’ showrooms, retail stores, fashion publications, and other firms associated with the fashion industry.

Fashion Design (A.A.S.) —Students have the opportunity to complete the A.A.S. degree in the field of fashion design. Draping, art, patternmaking and garment construction will be taught using techniques and equipment employed in industry.  Students will develop the skills necessary to translate their original sketches into finished garments using computer aided design as part of the overall program.  In addition to their coursework, students are encouraged to participate in industry-sponsored and community events.  During the Spring semester, a fashion show is produced showcasing the fourth semester students’ projects.  Students will participate in an internship program in a design firm studio.  The academic and practical experiences attained in this program provide a basis for employment as a designer, assistant designer, patternmaker, production or product development assistant or manager.  Graduates may transfer to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The College maintains a transfer agreement with F.I.T. for students wishing to pursue a 4-year technical design degree upon graduation.

Interior Design (A.A.S.)The Interior Design AAS degree program provides students with a broad-based,
hands-on education geared towards obtaining employment in the field of Interior Design. Emphasis is placed on developing conceptual, technical, and communication skills and building industry relationships. The AAS degree program includes a core of liberal arts courses which will aid in the pursuit of a four year degree.

Interior Design (Certificate)The Interior Design Certificate program provides students with a broad-based, hands-on education geared towards obtaining employment in the field of interior design. Emphasis is placed on developing conceptual, technical, and communication skills and building industry relationships.

Marketing (A.S.) —The Marketing AS degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to four year institutions as well as students who wish to begin careers in the field of marketing. The program provides students with an understanding of contemporary concepts and practices in the field of marketing, as well as an overview of global business practices. The program has an emphasis on the application of marketing principles and concepts through experiential learning.

Business - Marketing (A.A.S.) —This degree is designed to satisfy the requirements of marketing and management organizations that seek competent personnel for positions of responsibility in business. Graduates of this program secure positions as entry level marketing and management trainees. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree serves as the foundation for a business career upon graduation or continued education at a four-year institution.

Business - Retail Business Management (A.A.S.) —Students in retail business management are prepared for merchandising and management careers in such retail enterprises as department and specialty stores, resident buying offices, chain organizations, and small businesses. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship program, gaining valuable on-the-job experience. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree provides students with positions in the retailing industry upon graduation or continued education at a four-year institution.

Sport Marketing (A.S.) —The Sport Marketing AS degree program provides students with an overview of the growing, dynamic field of sports marketing and is designed for students who plan to transfer to four year institutions upon graduation. This marketing focused program enables students to develop an expertise in the sports industry, along with an appreciation of the global nature and influences of this growing field. The program also serves as a foundation for those students who wish to enter the job market seeking entry level positions in firms engaged in sports marketing.