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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design & Technology A.A.S.


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School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Professional Careers
HEGIS: 5012
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. 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 AAS degree enables students to understand how apparel is produced for various markets considering creative, technical, and costing factors. They 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.
 
Graduates of the program will be prepared to fill various positions within the fashion industry, such as: junior patternmakers; design assistants; technical design, tailoring and production assistants; textile specialists; and product development assistants.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the fashion industry and/or higher level education in fashion design & technology.
  2. Demonstrate design development competency through visual portfolios.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use industry language and professional demeanor to communicate ideas and concepts necessary for design and product development.
  4. Demonstrate the technical skills required to communicate ideas and concepts visually through fashion illustration and design. 
  5. Demonstrate creative self-expression through fashion design and conceptual development of fashion products. 

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
FASH 108     3  
ART 101     3  
FASH 120     3  
Mathematics Gen Ed Elective   3
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

MATH 160  or MATH 140  are recommended for transfer

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ART 112     3  
FASH 150   3  
FASH 205   3  
ENG 102     3  
American History or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
FASH 115     3  
FASH 220   3  
FASH 230     3  
Major Elective     3
Natural Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: FASH 206 , FASH 215 , MKT 101 , MGT 101 , or MGT 103  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
FASH 221   3  
FASH 231     3  
Internship or Major Elective     3
The Arts Gen Ed Elective       3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose FASH 207 - Retail and Fashion Internship  or an elective: FASH 206 , FASH 215 , MKT 101 , MGT 101 , or MGT 103  

Minimum Total Credits: 60

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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