2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Fashion Design
Degree Plan: Pattern Design AAS

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(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.FASH.PATTERN.16

The pattern designer converts the fashion sketch or original garment into an industrial pattern used in the mass production of clothing. The pattern designer may work alongside a designer creating custom patterns for private clients. 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 could work as an assistant in the pattern department of an apparel manufacturing company. Technical product development is another job need in the fashion industry whereby pattern designers complete tech packs for off shore garment production. Students must complete all FSHN and FSHD courses with a "C" or better to be awarded this degree.

The Fashion Design student is provided a program curriculum of study related to the fashion industry. Fashion classes along with academic core courses enables the student to pursue an AAS in Apparel Design or an AAS in Pattern Design or both.


SEMESTERS I AND II (Program Core Curriculum)


FSHD 1324 Ready-to-Wear Construction 3
FSHD 1311 Fashion History 3
FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I OR 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective (3)


FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting II 4
FSHN 1123 Introduction to Mass Production 1
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)


FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHD 2305 Computer Aided Apparel Design 3
FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting III 3
FSHD 1332 Custom Patterns 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3


FSHN 1393 Special Topics Clothing/Apparel and Textile Studies 3
FSHN 2370 Technical Product Development 3
FSHN 2432 Advanced Pattern Drafting 4
FSHN 1315 Draping 3
FSHD 2241 Pattern Grading 2
Minimum Hours Required 60

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

NOTE: Students must make a "C" or better in all FSHD and FSHN courses.

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.

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