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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3355
Effective Term: 2023 Fall   

Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-74
CIP Code: 50.0407

Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
27-1022.00 Fashion Designers
51-6092.00 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-1192.00 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
25-1121.00 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Design guides students in developing technical and creative design skills for employment opportunities in the fashion industry or self-employment in fashion design. The program includes training in multiple levels of apparel construction, design, fashion illustration, patternmaking, and draping, and supports students in building inspirational sources through analysis of cultural, historical, and contemporary works of fashion and design.

Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize appropriate campus resources, tools, and opportunities to support building connections and achieving individual educational goals. (FYE101, FYE103)
2. Analyze relationships among aesthetic, cultural, economic, historical, psychological, sociological and technological factors that affect trends in fashion. (TEC105, TEC106, TEC221, TEC236, (CRE), [HU], [SB])
3. Evaluate textile properties for performance and inspiration for fashion designs. (TEC110, TEC111, TEC122, TEC124, TEC222, TEC223, TEC226, TEC227, TEC234, TEC270)
4. Design apparel using the principles and elements of design. (TEC105, TEC106, TEC122, TEC125, TEC221, TEC225, TEC226, TEC236, [HU])
5. Construct apparel using sewing techniques, equipment and supplies required in the production process. (TEC110, TEC111, TEC122, TEC124, TEC223, TEC225, TEC226, TEC227, TEC234, TEC270)
6. Apply flat pattern and draping techniques to produce original designs, patterns, and garments. (TEC125, TEC225, TEC226, [MA])
7. Create illustrations for fashion design using traditional and computer-assisted drawing methods. (TEC125, TEC134, TEC221, TEC225, TEC226)
8. Apply professional communication skills to collaborate in diverse business environments. (TEC105, TEC125, TEC222, TEC271AA, TEC277AA, TEC278AA, TEC298AA, (COM), (CRE), [FYC])
9. Analyze a wide range of challenges in the fashion industry to generate culturally responsive and sustainable solutions. (TEC105, TEC125, TEC222, TEC226, [HU], [SB])
10. Utilize professional, ethical, and legal standards in the fashion industry. (TEC125, TEC222, TEC225, TEC271AA, TEC277AA, TEC278AA, TEC298AA)
11. Evaluate information gathered from industry sources for business application. (TEC125, TEC222, TEC236, TEC271AA, TEC277AA, TEC278AA, TEC298AA)
12. Utilize technical and creative skills in an internship experience or portfolio development. (TEC236, TEC271AA, TEC277AA, TEC278AA, TEC298AA)
13. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field. (FYE101, FYE103)
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

This program replaces: AAS/3260 Fashion Merchandising and Design

Required Courses
FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3

TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3
TEC106 History of Fashion 3

TEC110 Beginning Apparel Construction (3) OR
Permission of Program Director (0) 0-3

+ TEC111 Intermediate Apparel Construction 3
+ TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3
+ TEC124 Advanced Apparel Construction 3
TEC125 Fashion Design 3
TEC134 Fashion Illustration I 3
+ TEC221 Computer-Assisted Fashion Design 3
TEC222 Textiles 3

+ TEC223 Tailoring (3) OR
+ TEC227 Couture Sewing (3) OR
+ TEC234 Vintage Fashion Design (3) OR
+ TEC270 Design Studio (3) 3

+ TEC225 Pattern Design I 3
+ TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3

+ TEC236 Portfolio Development (1) OR
TEC271AA Fashion Design Internship (1) OR
TEC277AA Alteration Internship (1) OR
TEC278AA Costume Design and Production Internship (1) OR
+ TEC298AA Special Projects (1) 1
Credits: 38-43

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 28, 2022

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.