FASHION DESIGN -- PATTERN DESIGN
(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)
El Centro only
- Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
- Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: AAS.FASHION.PATTERN
The pattern designer converts the fashion sketch or original garment into an industrial paper pattern used in the mass production of clothing. Drafting is the skill of developing a flat pattern with measurements. Draping is the skill of developing a pattern by placing cloth over a dress form. Upon completion of the program, the student enters a women's wear or children's wear manufacturing company as an assistant in the pattern department.
The Fashion design freshman student is provided a program core curriculum of study related to the fashion industry. The basic fashion core, along with the general education courses, enables the student to enter a specialized track of either Apparel Design or Pattern Design in the second year of studies. Upon completion of the 35-semester hour core, students should select one of two specialties: Apparel Design or Pattern Design.
SEMESTERS I AND II (Program Core Curriculum)
|Minimum Hours Required
+Student must make a "C" or better to continue on to FSHN 1318 Pattern Drafting II.
++Student must make a "C" or better to continue on to FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting III.
+++Student must make a "C" or better to continue on to FSHN 2432 Advanced Pattern Drafting.
++++Elective must be selected from the following:
||Any ARTS course OR
||Cooperative Education - Apparel and Textile Manufacture OR
||Introduction to Computers
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.