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FSHD 1233 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Study Tour
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course which combines the study of fashion with travel. Exploration of fashion, art, architecture, textiles, costumer, business, and cultural activities in major art and fashion cities. Examination of the most current work in the industry from a global perspective. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lec.)


FSHD 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Fashion
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Survey of the world of fashion businesses. Introduction to the creation and merchandising of fashion through the study of fashion vocabulary, the fashion process, fashion publications, and career opportunities. (3 Lec.)


FSHD 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Trends
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the effects of eastern and western cultures on the development of fashion. Examination of the impact of social, psychological, economic, demographic, and lifestyle trends on fashion trends. (3 Lec.)


FSHD 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion History
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Survey of the evolution of fashion change, traced through garment development from ancient times to present day. A study of customs and silhouettes of each historical period and their modern day adaptations. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


FSHD 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Apparel Computer Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to apparel computer systems used in wholesale and retail fashion businesses. Applications demonstrated include computer-aided garment and textile design, fashion illustration, pattern-making, pattern grading, marker making, newsletters, brochures, advertisements, and catalogs. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHD 1322 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of quick sketching to communicate design ideas. Instruction in drawing the male and female fashion figure. Emphasis on simple methods for making quick sketches to illustrate style information. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHD 1324 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Ready-to-Wear Construction
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of mass production of apparel focusing on the operation of industrial sewing and pressing equipment. Survey of materials selection and construction techniques used at all price levels of mass produced apparel. Introduction to industry seam allowances. Identification of differences between ready-to-wear and couture construction. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHD 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Fashion Design and Illustration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or demonstrated competence approved by instructor, FSHN 1318, FSHD 1325 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: The principles of good design for mass produced apparel are studied, especially as they apply to structural and decorative design. Careful attention is given to fabric selection and design. 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., 4 Lab.)


FSHD 2241 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pattern Grading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Instruction in sizing standard patterns larger and smaller for the mass production of apparel. A study of 1", 1-1/2", and 2" and S-M-L-XL grade rules and their applications. Skill development in grading basic and fashion patterns with the ruler, the grading machine, and the computer. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHD 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Computer Aided Apparel Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1318.
Course Description: Fundamentals of computerized pattern design and marker making, as they pertain to the industrial production of apparel products. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHD 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Collection Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417, FSHN 1318 or FSHN 1418, FSHD 1324, FSHN 1325, FSHN 1313, FSHN 1309 and FSHN 1310 or FSHD 1311 with a grade of "C" or better. This is an advanced-level class.
Course Description: Advanced concepts in designing a collection of marketable apparel. Instruction in developing a design work board for specific target market and selecting the most marketable ideas for the collection. Emphasis on resource development, fabric selection, estimating wholesale costs, and initial pattern and garment production. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FSHD 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fashion Collection Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHD 2343 and FSHD 1391.
Course Description: A continuation of the Fashion Collection Design course (FSHD 2343). Emphasis on production, costing, and marketing a cohesive collection of fashion apparel. Instruction in completing production patterns for all collection garments. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (2 Lec., 4 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.


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