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FSHN 1123 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Mass Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to mass production, marketing, and merchandising in the fashion industry. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)

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FSHN 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Fashion Merchandising
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


FSHN 1212 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Apparel And Accessories Marketing Operations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of fashion trends and concepts, history, economic influences, trade vocabulary, retailing, marketing, textiles, merchandise display, and visual concepts. Topics include developing a marketing plan for apparel and accessory products and examination of job opportunities available in apparel and accessories marketing. (2 Lec.)


FSHN 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Textiles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A general study of textiles with emphasis on factors that affect the hand, appearance, and performance in clothing use. Examination of the fibers, yarns, dyeing, printing and finishing. Application of textiles used in the apparel industry. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHN 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

History of Costume Through the 18th Century
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Traces the development of garments from the earliest times through the 18th Century. Emphasis on customs which affect styles. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (3 Lec.)


FSHN 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

History of Costume: 18th Century to Present
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Traces the development of garments from the 18th Century to the present day. Emphasis on customs which affect styles. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (3 Lec.)


FSHN 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of fashion trends and concepts to include, branding, environmental influences, and marketing operating. (3 Lec.)


FSHN 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Color Theory and Application
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of color theory including the effect of light on color and mixing color pigment in opaque media. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHN 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Draping
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417 and FSHD 1324 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: FSHN 1318.
Course Description: Instruction in draping various designs on a dress form and translating the designs to a muslin pattern. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHN 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pattern Drafting II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417 and FSHD 1324 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A continuation of Pattern Drafting I. Emphasis on drafting and draping basic patterns and garment construction. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHN 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pattern Drafting III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1318, FSHN 1325 and FSHD 1324.
Course Description: Develops techniques for drafting and draping patterns for apparel. Includes creation and construction of original designs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHN 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Women's Tailoring
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHD 1324 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An introduction to tailoring women’s apparel including instruction in pattern alterations and fit. Fundamentals of sewing machine operations, fabric preparation and cutting, machine and hand sewing techniques, and pressing proficiencies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHN 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cooperative Education - Fashion Merchandising
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of two courses in Fashion Marketing or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


FSHN 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Clothing/Apparel and Textile Studies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHD 1318 or consent of instructor.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHN 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pattern Drafting I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: FSHD 1324 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Principles of drafting basic collars, skirts, bodices, and sleeves. Includes cutting out garments. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


FSHN 1418 (4 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added March 6, 2001
Offered at ECC

Pattern Drafting II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417, and FSHD 1324 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A continuation of Pattern Drafting I. Emphasis on drafting basic patterns and garment construction. (2 Lec, 6 Lab.)


FSHN 1449 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Pattern Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417 with a grade of "C" or better, FSHN 1418, FSHD 1324.
Course Description: Intermediate techniques for drafting and draping patterns. Emphasis on computer drafting of patterns. (2 Lec., 8 Lab.)


FSHN 2110 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Portfolio
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation of portfolio to meet professional standards. Includes development of presentation skills and improvement of job-seeking techniques for fashion-industry employment. (1 Lec.)


FSHN 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Promotion
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of fashion direction, publicity, and fashion event coordination. Emphasis on fashion event production. (3 Lec.)


FSHN 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Buying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of fashion buying with instruction in planning, pricing, and purchasing retail fashion inventories. Identification of wholesale merchandise resources. Instruction in calculating retail math functions of buying. (3 Lec.)


FSHN 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Advertising
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: General principles and practices of fashion advertising and consumer directed communication including a study of integrated marketing communications. (3 Lec.)


FSHN 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pattern Drafting III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417, FSHN 1318, FSHD 1324, FSHN 1325 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Develops techniques for drafting patterns for apparel. Includes creation and construction of original designs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHN 2320 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Visual Merchandising
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in the creation of showroom or retail store window/interior displays that sell merchandise. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHN 2370 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
Offered at ECC

Technical Product Development
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Advanced Level Course. FSHD 1324, FSHN 1325, FSHN 2432 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Advanced pattern making for production ready patterns. Creation of "tech packs" (technical packets) with detailed production specifications of fabric and trims, sewing construction, finishing details, size specifications, grading, and allowable tolerances. Creation of the PLM - Product Life Management cycle. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHN 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cooperative Education - Apparel and Textile Manufacture
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


FSHN 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cooperative Education - Fashion Merchandising
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of two courses in Fashion Marketing or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


FSHN 2432 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Pattern Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1325, and FSHN 2315 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Advanced techniques for drafting patterns. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.