Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Fabrics for Interiors
Course: INT160

First Term: 2004 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Study of the properties, design, and performance characteristics of interior fabrics. Psychological and cultural impact of textiles on the built environment. Role of the interior designer in working with textiles. Introduction to regulations and codes within the textile industry

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and describe the four components of an interior fabric. (I)
2. Describe the psychological and cultural effects of textiles within the built environment. (II)
3. Explain the impact of textiles on the health, safety and welfare of the consumer. (II)
4. Describe the global impact of the textile industry on sustainable resources. (III)
5. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the interior designer as a professional working with the textile industry. (IV)
6. Identify regulations and codes used within the textile industry. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Components of Interior Fabric
   A. Fiber
   B. Yarn structure
   C. Construction methods
   D. Finishing processes
II. Textiles in the Interior Environment
   A. Psychological impact of textiles in interiors
   B. Cultural awareness in textile usage
   C. Impact on the health, safety, and welfare of the public
III. Effect of Textiles on Global Sustainable Resources
   A. Fiber production and manufacturing
      1. Petroleum based fibers and finishes
      2. Non-compost-able textile products
   B. Dyes and their environmental impact
IV. Textile Industry
   A. Structure and organization of the textile industry
   B. Common textile vocabulary
   C. Working relationships with show rooms and fabric representatives
   D. Professional ethics regarding textiles
V. Regulations and Codes
   A. Regulatory and advisory labeling
   B. Performance standards
   C. Codes
   B. Durability
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/27/2004

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