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Course Descriptions

MG 108
Apparel and Home Textile Products Manufacturing
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
For Textile Development and Marketing students. Surveys manufacturing processes for apparel and home textile products beginning with product development to acquisition of fabrics through cutting, sewing, and finishing operations.

MG 114
Principles of Product Construction
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TS 015/115, or TS 111, or TS 131
Emphasizes the relationship between the quality and construction of a sewn product and focuses on the geometric principles of draping, drafting, and grading of industrial patterns. Students develop and interpret original patterns using both manual and computerized methods and apply the data to written specifications.

MG 132
Marketing for Manufacturers
3 credits
Students are introduced to the basic concept of marketing and the components of the marketing mix in order to understand how fashion products are developed and successfully distributed. Computer-assisted marketing, including barcoding, e-commerce, and the role of the internet, is investigated as a strategic tool for globalization.

MG 153
Excel for Business
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
This course provides a comprehensive presentation of Microsoft Excel. Topics include charting, data tables, financial functions, formatting, formulas, functions, what-if analysis, working with large worksheets, and other business-related topics.

MG 234
Supply Chain Management
3 credits
Prerequisite: MG 132
A thorough exploration of supply chain management from the manufacturer's perspective is presented. Major areas of global sourcing, vendor evaluation, quality assurance, materials resource planning, inventory control, and budget considerations are covered. Students develop a seasonal production plan as a final project.

MG 242
Principles of Accounting
3 credits
An intensive introduction to accounting theory and practice, employing manual and data-processing techniques. Includes problems in double-entry principles, trial balances, adjustments, valuation reserves, closing of books, and preparation of financial statements. Also introduces accounting for manufacturing costs, apportionment of overhead, job order costs, process costs, and standard costs.

MG 252
Product Data Management
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: MG 153 and MG 253
This course offers a hands-on approach to learning how to generate, transmit, and manage product data in a global business environment. Students construct product document packages for use in engineering, finance, logistics, manufacturing, and quality control.

MG 253
Object-Oriented Database Management
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: AC 161 or MG 153 or TT 173 , or equivalent
Concepts of database management, including the development of object-oriented databases with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, are taught in this course. Integrating Microsoft Access with other programs within a microcomputer environment enables students to create data sets and reports, develop forms, and link databases.

MG 299
Independent Study in Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries
Variable Credits (3 Credits Maximum);
Prerequisite: a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Business and Technology

MG 301
Apparel Production: Labor Analysis
2 credits
For baccalaureate-level Fashion Design students. Study of apparel mass-production techniques. Examines the transition of apparel products from designer's samples to finished production merchandise. Explores human resource management and labor relations in an apparel firm.

MG 304
Information Systems
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: AC 161 or MG 153 or TT 173, or equivalent
This course presents an overview of management information systems (MIS) and how they impact the productivity and processes of a business organization. Case studies and problems focus on the issues of finances, human resources, organization, and technology as they relate to information systems.

MG 305
Production Processes for Merchandisers
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
For baccalaureate-level Fashion Merchandising Management students. This course introduces students to the processes and procedures used in the manufacturing of sewn products. Students learn about the types of equipment used, the specifications required to produce such products, and the methods for evaluating their construction, cost, and quality. The course is primarily designed for students without any background in the assembly and manufacturing processes.

MG 306
Information Systems: Case Analysis
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: AC 161 or MG 153 or TT 173, or equivalent
Principles of management information systems (MIS) are addressed. Students use database and spreadsheet tools (Access and Excel) to problem-solve business situations and present their solutions in PowerPoint. Topics include the business functions of human resources, marketing and sales, finance and accounting, manufacturing, and technology support.

MG 311
Manufacturing I: Equipment Analysis
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Students develop a familiarity with the various kinds of assembly equipment used to construct sewn products. Stitchology, specifications development, and sourcing are also covered.

MG 312
Manufacturing II: Process Analysis
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: MG 114 and MG 311
This course presents the principles of workplace engineering in order to identify labor- and cost-saving methods. Students conduct time and motion studies, consider standardization procedures, and analyze garment assembly methods as factors in realizing efficiencies on the manufacturing floor.

MG 313
Cutting Room Processes
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: MG 114
The processes involved in the preproduction operations of sewn products - cut order planning, fabric utilization, marker making, fabric spreading, cutting, and costing - are studied. The fundamentals of laying out a cutting room and selecting equipment for specific applications are included. Students prepare markers by hand and computer.

MG 314
Manufacturing Process Analysis
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
This course familiarizes students with the variety of equipment used to construct sewn products. Through hands-on use, students learn to select appropriate machinery and stitching types for various fabrications, garment categories, and end uses.

MG 401
Manufacturing Management
2 credits
For baccalaureate-level Fashion Design students. Examines business ownership and management, fashion manufacturer marketing philosophies, costing, and quality control. The financial aspects of a business are evaluated.

MG 403
Apparel Manufacturing Processes
3 credits
For students not majoring in Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries. Examines the organization of a manufacturing firm: analysis of production techniques, cost development, and quality management; exploration of the relationship between product specifications and manufacturers' selling prices; and the study of customers' product requirements and the manufacturers' strategies for meeting them.

MG 411
Manufacturing Facilities Management
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisites: MG 312 and MG 313
Students examine the criteria for designing and arranging the elements of a manufacturing facility with emphasis on modifying existing space, handling complementary products, and understanding workflow and the effect on quality and cost. They design and develop a detailed manufacturing facility layout.

MG 432
Strategy, Policy, and Decision Making
3 credits
Prerequisites: MG 411 and MG 442
This capstone course presents students with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge gained in previous semesters and prepare a complete business plan for a manufacturing company. They develop human resource policies, organization charts, and manufacturing, financial, marketing, and merchandising plans.

MG 442
Product Costing
3 credits
Prerequisites: MG 242, MG 312, and MG 313
Cost-accounting and industrial engineering concepts are applied to estimating, accumulating, and assigning costs to products that are mass produced by apparel and apparel-related companies. Students learn cost estimating techniques, practical methods to capture actual costs, and how to do variance analysis of actual and cost-estimated standards.

MG 499
Independent Study in Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries
Variable Credits (3 Credits Maximum);
Prerequisite: a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Business and Technology

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