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Fashion Design and Custom Clothing Degree and Certificate

Fashion Design and Custom Clothing Degree (0801) and Certificate (0596)

The associate degree and certificate curriculum in fashion design and custom clothing provides the basic aesthetic concepts and technical skills necessary for immediate employment in the fashion related fields of design and dressmaking or to transfer to a university program. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in apparel designing for custom clients, theater costuming and manufacturing operations. Completion of the certificate or degree enhances ability to obtain a position and advance in the fashion design field.​
Fashion Design Merchandising 100​Introduction to Fashion
Fashion Design Merchandising 103​Fashion Selection
Fashion Design Merchandising 104​Textile Fibers and Fabrics
​Fashion Design Merchandising 105A​Beginning Sewing​3
​Fashion Design Merchandising 109​Pattern Design​3.5
​Fashion Design Merchandising 111A​Fashion Illustration​3
Fashion Design Merchandising 113Fashion Draping
​Fashion Design Merchandising 213Apparel Line Production2
​Fashion Design Merchandising 214​Tech-Packs for Manufactured Apparel3
Fashion Design Merchandising 299​Cooperative Work Experience Education
SUBTOTAL   ​28-31


In addition, select six or more units from the following list:





​Entrepreneurship 120​

​Introduction to ​​Working as a Freelance Independent Contractor


​​​Entrepreneurship 121

​People Skills for the Freelancer


​​​Entrepreneurship 122

​Opportunities in Freelan​ce Industries and Trades


​​​Entrepreneurship 123

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


​​​Entrepreneurship 124

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


​Entrepreneurship 125

​​Launch Your Freelance Business

​FDM 052 ​Knit Sewing​2

​FDM 055

​Children's Clothing​​


​FDM 056

​Basic Sewing & Alterations

​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


​FDM 125

​Display Merchandising


​FDM 140

​Fashion E-Commerce


​​FDM 216

Computer Pattern​ Design​​1
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