Feb 24, 2020  
Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
    
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design & Technology A.A.S.


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Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public and Human Services
Academic Dept: Business
HEGIS: 5012
Curriculum Chair: Stacy Scibelli
Telephone: 914-606-5620
Email: stacy.scibelli@sunywcc.edu

A Note about Program Requirements


The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Fashion Design & Technology degree is a two-year career program leading to an associate in applied science (AAS) degree that enables students to understand how apparel is produced for various markets considering creative, technical, and costing factors. Graduates of the program will be prepared to fill various positions within the fashion industry, such as: junior patternmakers; design assistants; technical design, graphic design and production assistants; textile specialists; and product development assistants. They will learn the technical skills required to check pattern specifications, review samples for fit, and make sure garments are produced correctly before approving the final production sample that will be manufactured into finished products.

Students develop skills in critical thinking, textiles, draping and flat pattern making, garment construction, apparel design, fashion illustrating, computer-aided design and graphic development skills used in the design fields from apparel manufacturing to accessories to home products. This interdisciplinary program gives students an opportunity to develop their creative, technical, and business skills with a heavy focus on the use of computers and technology; reflecting the trend in the new world of fashion.

In their final semester, students will develop an apparel portfolio and showcase the technical aspects of the finished garments. In addition, graduating students will complete a senior project incorporating innovative technical design solutions for specific product lifestyle stages.

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Program Learning Outcomes


  1. To provide students with the professional knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the fashion industry and/or to prepare students for the continuation of their studies in higher education.
  2. To guide students in the development of visual portfolios exemplifying design development for the purpose of preparing students to enter the workforce or to use towards application to other educational programs. 
  3. To prepare students to use industry language and professional demeanor to communicate ideas and concepts necessary for design and product development.
  4. To provide students with the technical skills required to communicate ideas and concepts visually through fashion illustration and design. 
  5. To provide students with techniques to foster creative expression through fashion design and to establish a process for conceptual development of fashion products. 

General Education Requirements - 21 Credits


Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses 

Basic Communication (3 credits)


Humanities (3 credits)


Mathematics (3 credits)


Natural Sciences (3 credits)


Social Sciences (3 credits)


The Arts (3 credits)


American History or Western Civilization (3 credits)


  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    American History – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Western Civilization – see SUNY General Education Courses 

Minimum Total Credits - 60


Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

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