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FSHD 1217 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Apparel Computer Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1418 and concurrent enrollment in FSHN 1449 or consent of instructor.
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. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


FSHD 1218 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Apparel Computer Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHD 1217 and concurrent enrollment in FSHN 2432 or consent of instructor.
Course Description: A continuation of FSHD 1217. 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. This course is cross-listed as FSHD 1318. The student may register for either FSHD 1218 or FSHD 1318 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


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 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 2205 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Draping
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417.
Course Description: A study of three dimensional fashion design conceptualization by draping in muslin or fashion fabric directly on the dress form. Skill development in observing grain of fabric, identifying drapable fabrics, and creating design suitable for draping. Presentation of major fashion designers' draping techniques. (1 Lec., 2 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: Sophomore standing or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
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., 2 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.)


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.)


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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pattern Drafting II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1417 with a grade of "C" or better, FSHD 1324.
Course Description: The student will draft and construct various collars, skirts, necklines, and sleeves and demonstrate pattern-making skills. This course is cross-listed as FSHN 1318. The student may register for either FSHN 1318 of FSHN 1418 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec, 8 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 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Apparel Product Development and Merchandising
This is a Local Need Course Number.
Prerequisite: FSHN 1301 and FSHN 2305.
Course Description: Overview of the processes involved in product development from initial conception of the line item to final production. Development of a product line for designated target market with emphasis on strategic planning, merchandising, product design, technical specifications, and quality assurance. (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.