2016 - 2017 Catalog
Program: Fashion Design
Degree Plan: Apparel Design AAS


(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.


SEMESTERS I AND II (Program Core Curriculum)


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)


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)


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


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
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.