2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Fashion Design


FASHION DESIGN -- APPAREL DESIGN

(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.APPAREL.16

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 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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTERS I AND II (Program Core Curriculum)


SEMESTER I

FSHD 1324 Ready-to-Wear Construction 3
FSHN 1313 Basic Color Theory and Application 3
FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting I 4
FSHN 1123 Introduction to Mass Production 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective (3)
17

SEMESTER II

FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHD 1322 Fashion Sketching 3
FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting II 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)
16

SEMESTER III

FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting III 3
FSHD 1391 Special Topics in Fashion Design and Illustration 3
FSHD 2343 Fashion Collection Design 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
15

SEMESTER IV

FSHN 1393 Special Topics in Clothing/Apparel and Textile Studies 3
FSHD 2344 Fashion Collection Production 3
FSHN 1315 Draping 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
12
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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FASHION DESIGN -- PATTERN DESIGN

(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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTERS I AND II (Program Core Curriculum)


SEMESTER I

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 (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective (3)
16

SEMESTER II

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)
14

SEMESTER III

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
15

SEMESTER IV

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
15
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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FASHION DESIGN -- THEATRICAL COSTUME DESIGN

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.FSHD.THEATR.16

The Theatrical Costume Design 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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

FSHD 1324 Ready-to-Wear Construction 3
FSHD 1311 Fashion History 3
FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting I 4
DRAM 1310 Introduction to the Theater 3
13

SEMESTER II

FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting II 4
DRAM 1341 Makeup 3
10

SEMESTER III

FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting III 3
6

SEMESTER IV

FSHN 1315 Draping 3
FSHD 2241 Pattern Grading 2
DRAM 1342 Introduction to Costume 3
8
Minimum Hours Required 37

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

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