El Centro College - Degree Plans - Fashion Design - Pattern Design AAS
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog
Degree Plans - Fashion Design - Pattern Design AAS

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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  • 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.FASHION.PATTERN

The pattern designer converts the fashion sketch or original garment into an industrial paper pattern used in the mass production of clothing. 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 enters a women's wear or children's wear manufacturing company as an assistant in the pattern department. Students must complete all FSHN and FSHD courses with a "C" or better to be awarded this degree.

The Fashion design freshman student is provided a program core curriculum of study related to the fashion industry. The basic fashion core, along with the general education courses, enables the student to enter a specialized track of either Apparel Design or Pattern Design in the second year of studies. Upon completion of the 35-semester hour core, students should select one of two specialties: Apparel Design or Pattern Design.

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 1309 History of Costume Through the 18th Century 3
+FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
19

SEMESTER II

FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHN 1123 Introduction to Mass Production 1
FSHD 1322 Fashion Sketching 3
FSHN 1310 History of Costume: 18th Century to Present 3
++FSHN 1318 Pattern Drafting II 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
16

SEMESTER III

FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHD 2305 Computer Aided Apparel Design 3
+++FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting III 3
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation OR 3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
15

SEMESTER IV

FSHN 1393 Special Topics Clothing/Apparel and Textile Studies 3
FSHN 2432 Advanced Pattern Drafting 4
FSHN 1315 Draping 3
FSHD 2241 Pattern Grading 2
++++Elective 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 65

+Student must make a "C" or better to continue on to FSHN 1318 Pattern Drafting II.
++Student must make a "C" or better to continue on to FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting III.
+++Student must make a "C" or better to continue on to FSHN 2432 Advanced Pattern Drafting.
++++Elective must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
ARTS 1312 3-D Design 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 2341 Arts Metals/Jewelry I 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I 3
FSHN 2380 Cooperative Education - Apparel and Textile Manufacture 3

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.