2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Fashion
Degree Plan: Apparel Design A.A.S.

(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.