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Apparel Production Technician Option Degree and Certificate

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This vocational program provides the technical skills and product background necessary to work under the direction of a designer in technical apparel jobs such as pattern making, grading, and sketching in ready-to-wear or theater costumes. Emphasis is placed on developing  vocational skills including computer applications current to fashion design manufacturing.​


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE:

​Course​Name​Units
FDM 100​Introduction to Fashion
3​
FDM 103​Fashion Selection
3​
FDM 104​Textile Fibers and Fabrics
3​
FDM 105A​Beginning Sewing​3
FDM 109​Pattern Design​3.5
​FDM 111A​Fashion Illustration​3
FDM 113Fashion Draping
3​.5
​FDM 214Tech-Packs for Manufactured Apparel​3
FDM 216​Computer Pattern Design1​
FDM 299​Cooperative Work Experience Education
1-4​
SUBTOTAL   ​26-29

 

IN ADDITION, SELECT 6 OR MORE UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:

Course

Name​​

​Units

​Entrepreneurship 120​

​Introduction to ​​Working as a Freelance Independent Contractor

​1

​​​Entrepreneurship 121

​People Skills for the Freelancer

​1

​​​Entrepreneurship 122

​Opportunities in Freelan​ce Industries and Trades

​1

​​​Entrepreneurship 123

​​​Marketing to Attract Customers and Grow Your Freelance Business

​1

​​​Entrepreneurship 124

​Survival Finance and Accounting for the Freelancer-Show Me the Money

​1

​Entrepreneurship 125

​​Launch Your Freelance Business

​1
​FDM 052 ​Knit Sewing​2

​FDM 055

​Children's Clothing​​

​2

​FDM 056

​Basic Sewing & Alterations

1
​FDM 058​Decorative Apparel​.5
​FDM 101Buying and Merchandising​3
​FDM 102Promotion & Coordination​3
​FDM 105BIntermediate Sewing​2
​FDM 106Advanced Sewing​3

​FDM 107

​Custom Tailoring

​2

​FDM 125

​Display Merchandising

​3

​FDM 213

​Apparel Line Production

2​
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED​​    ​33-36
NOTE: Degree students should select general education course requirements that include Psychology, Sociology and Speech Communication because of the human relationship skills essential to this vocation



​CLICK HERE FOR A SUGGESTED ED PLAN OUTLINING WHICH COURSES TO TAKE IN ORDER TO FINISH IN TWO YEARS OR LESS​


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