(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.
SEMESTERS I AND II (Program Core Curriculum)
||Basic Women's Tailoring
||Pattern Drafting II
||Introduction to Mass Production
||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
||Introduction to Speech Communication OR
||Public Speaking OR
||Business and Professional Communication
|Minimum Hours Required
+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.