2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Fashion

FASHION -- APPAREL DESIGN

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.FASH.APPAREL.21

The apparel designer creates design ideas and implements them into patterns, muslin prototypes and finished garments. New style trends each season demand individual creative thinking to develop saleable designs. Drawing upon color, textile knowledge, design principles, and historic costume information, the designer works to develop garments appropriate to a specific season and customer.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student could work as an assistant designer at an apparel manufacturing company or a designer studio. Students must complete all FSHN and FSHD courses with a "C" or better to be awarded this degree.

The Fashion 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 A.A.S. in Apparel Design or an A.A.S. in Pattern Design or both.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHD 1324 Ready-to-Wear Construction 3
FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting 1 4
FSHN 1313 Basic Color Theory and Application 3
FSHN 1123 Introduction to Mass Production 1
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective (3)
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHD 1322 Fashion Sketching 3
FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting 2 4
FSHD 1311 Fashion History 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHD 1391 Special Topics in Fashion Design and Illustration OR 3
FSHD 2388 Internship-Fashion/Apparel Design (3)
FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting 3 3
FSHD 2343 Fashion Collection Design 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 2372 Fashion Computer Graphics 3
FSHD 2344 Fashion Collection Production 3
FSHN 1315 Draping 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics. For first-time college students in the Fashion program, MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) is the recommended Mathematics elective. MATH 1332 is a part of the A.A.S. Core Options for Mathematics.

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

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the A.A.S. 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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FASHION - FASHION MARKETING

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.FASH.MARKETING

This two-year program is designed for those interested in careers related to fashion wholesaling and retailing. Students explore merchandising, buying, textiles, display, advertising and computer applications in the fashion industry. Emphasis is placed on cooperative work experience which gives the student necessary preparation and experience needed for an entry-level position.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHD 1302 Introduction to Fashion 3
FSHN 2320 Visual Merchandising 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
FSHD 1308 Fashion Trends 3
FSHN 1313 Basic Color Theory and Application 3
FSHN 2307 Fashion Advertising 3
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
FSHN 2303 Fashion Buying 3
MRKG 1301 Customer Relationship Management 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling 3
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1382 Cooperative Education - Fashion Merchandising 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
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1312 Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 3
FSHN 2382 Cooperative Education - Fashion Merchandising 3
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
++++Elective Fashion Elective (one course) 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

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

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

++++Fashion Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1391 Special Topics in Fashion Merchandising 3
FSHN 2301 Fashion Promotion 3
FSHN 2372 Fashion Computer Graphics 3
MRKG 1366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3
MRKG 1371 Sports Marketing 3
MRKG 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3
MRKG 2371 Strategies in Social Media Marketing 3

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FASHION -- TECHNICAL PATTERN DESIGN

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.FASH.TECH.PAT.21

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 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 A.A.S. in Apparel Design or an A.A.S. in Technical Pattern Design or both.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHD 1324 Ready-to-Wear Construction 3
FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting 1 4
FSHD 1311 Fashion History 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective (3)
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting 2 4
FSHN 1123 Introduction to Mass Production 1
FSHN 2372 Fashion Computer Graphics 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHD 1332 Custom Patterns OR 3
FSHD 2388 Internship-Fashion/Apparel Design (3)
FSHD 2305 Computer Aided Apparel Design 3
FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting 3 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 2432 Advanced Pattern Drafting 4
FSHN 2370 Technical Product Development 3
FSHN 1315 Draping 3
FSHD 2241 Pattern Grading 2
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics. For first-time college students in the Fashion program, MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) is the recommended Mathematics elective. MATH 1332 is a part of the A.A.S. Core Options for Mathematics.

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

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

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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FASHION -- THEATRICAL COSTUMING DESIGN

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.FSHD.THEATR.21

The Theatrical Certificate Program prepares the student for an entry-level job in a theatrical costume workshop. Students must complete all FSHN, FSHD and DRAM courses with a "C" or better to be awarded this certificate.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHD 1324 Ready-to-Wear Construction 3
FSHD 1311 Fashion History 3
FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting 1 4
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting 2 4
FSHD 2241 Pattern Grading 2
DRAM 1341 Makeup 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1315 Draping 3
FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting 3 3
FSHD 2288 Internship-Fashion/Apparel Design 2
Semester Total 11
Minimum Hours Required 36

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

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FASHION - VISUAL PRESENTATION SPECIALIST

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

(Block Scheduling available on El Centro Campus)

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.FASH.VIS.PRES

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities as retail merchandise coordinators and visual display associates in a variety of fashion settings.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHD 1302 Introduction to Fashion 3
FSHN 2320 Visual Merchandising 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
FSHD 1308 Fashion Trends 3
FSHN 1313 Basic Color Theory and Application 3
FSHN 2307 Fashion Advertising 3
Semester Total 18
Minimum Hours Required 18

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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FASHION - WHOLESALE AND MANUFACTURING SALES REPRESENTATIVE

(Level 2 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

(Block Scheduling available on El Centro Campus)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C2.FASH.WHLS.MANU

The Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level sales and customer service positions in apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and home fashions. All of the courses for this certificate are applicable to the Fashion Marketing Associate Degree.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHD 1302 Introduction to Fashion 3
FSHN 2320 Visual Merchandising 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 2303 Fashion Buying 3
MRKG 1301 Customer Relationship Management 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling 3
FSHN 1382 Cooperative Education - Fashion Merchandising 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Semester Total 18
Minimum Hours Required 33

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

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

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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