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Through the integration of diverse disciplines in art, design, business, merchandising, computer-aided design, information technology, and the liberal arts, the associate and bachelor degree programs reach beyond specialized professional skills to a broader spectrum of knowledge. Programs prepare graduates for entry into creative, business, and/or information technology fields.

The associate degree programs require a minimum of 60 semester credit hours for degree completion. Students can specialize in one of the fields of fashion design and product developmentinterior designmerchandise marketing and management, or information technology. Full-time students can graduate 16 months after entering an associate degree program.

The bachelor degree programs require a minimum of 120 semester credit hours for degree completion. Students can specialize in either fashion design and product developmentinterior designmerchandise marketing and management, or information technology. Full-time students can graduate 32 months after entering a bachelor degree program. 

Wade College is a specialized college that offers associate and bachelor degrees in information technology, fashion design and product development, interior design, and merchandise marketing and management.  The educational programs emphasize the importance of both general education and specialized study.  General education in fine art, humanities, social science, behavioral science, mathematics, and other subjects helps students prepare for careers in the visual and technology fields while also helping them to broaden their perspectives. Complemented by the design, information technology, and merchandising programs at the college, courses in general studies help students develop the analytical, written, mathematical, communication, business, and presentation skills necessary to bridge their specialized fields of study with the demands of the larger world of business and industry. Specialized study in fashion design, interior design, information technology, and merchandise marketing and management, helps students develop the professional skills required to advance in their career fields.
 
Class sizes at Wade College are small.  Individual attention to students is prized.  This allows professors to emphasize maximum student participation while promoting an active student/professor relationship.  The professional credentials of the faculty and the diversity of the student body promote exposure to and appreciation of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  In addition, comprehensive student services are offered in the areas of financial services, career planning and services, student workshops, clubs and activities, and academic advising.  Student needs are given high priority.

One of the key objectives of the college is to render its graduates with credentials suitable for immediate employment and rapid advancement.  To that end, Wade College selects a faculty with the academic credentials and work-related experience to provide quality education.  They represent the college's sincere commitment to student success.  Moreover, the curriculum is constantly re-examined and revised to ensure students receive current and meaningful instruction, and the location of the college within the Dallas INFOMART and Dallas Market Center offers students the opportunity to witness and become a part of the information technology, merchandising, and design industries while they are still in school.

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