2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Fashion
Degree Plan: Technical Pattern 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.TECH.PAT.21

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 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 Technical Pattern Design or both.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHD 1324 Ready-to-Wear Construction 3
FSHN 1417 Pattern Drafting 1 4
FSHD 1311 Fashion History 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective (3)
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1325 Basic Women's Tailoring 3
FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting 2 4
FSHN 1123 Introduction to Mass Production 1
FSHN 2372 Fashion Computer Graphics 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 1301 Textiles 3
FSHD 1332 Custom Patterns OR 3
FSHD 2388 Internship-Fashion/Apparel Design (3)
FSHD 2305 Computer Aided Apparel Design 3
FSHN 2315 Pattern Drafting 3 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FSHN 2432 Advanced Pattern Drafting 4
FSHN 2370 Technical Product Development 3
FSHN 1315 Draping 3
FSHD 2241 Pattern Grading 2
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
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.

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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.