Program Overview

The fashion department gives students a thorough introduction to apparel design and manufacturing. Students are prepared to find employment in an apparel design firm or to start their own business. They will develop essential skills and techniques in sketching, fabric selection, sewing, draping, and pattern making. The fashion industry is vast and diverse with many creative, rewarding opportunities in ready-to-wear or high fashion design. An AS degree and certificate program are offered.


AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 27 units Units
FASH 100 Principles of Design 3 units
FASH 113 Textiles 3 units
FASH 115 Intermediate Clothing Construction 3 units
FASH 118 Flat Pattern 3 units
FASH 123 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3 units
FASH 163 Pattern Grading 1 unit
FASH 164 Fashion Illustration 3 units
FASH 175 Advanced Illustration 3 units
FASH 178 Computerized Pattern Grading 1 unit
FASH 180 Computerized Pattern Design 3 units
FASH 195 Portfolio Development 1 unit
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 6 units from the following: Units
BUS. 150 Entrepreneurship: Small Business Management 3 units
FASH 110 Beginning Clothing Construction 3 units
FASH 111 Techniques of Fit 3 units
FASH 114 Introduction to Italian Fashion 3 units
FASH 140 Basic Serging 1 unit
FASH 150 History of Fashion 3 units
FASH 173 Lingerie Design and Construction 1 unit
FASH 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 33

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.