Fashion Design/Merchandising Program

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Fashion Design (AAS.FAD)

Students who successfully complete the Fashion Design, Associate of Applied Science program will receive a solid foundation of apparel design and understand business aspects of developing and designing apparel in a global marketplace. It is recommended to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design for maximum career opportunities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of seasonal fashion and color trends, fabric selection, and conceptualizing a group of related clothing designs.
  • Execute proficiently garment sewing and construction in pattern drafting and draping techniques.
  • Sketch original garment ideas on a fashion figure using industry standard techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to use industry standard computer software to execute technical fashion spec drawings for packages relating to overseas manufacturing.
  • Identify fiber, fabric, and surface textures relating to textiles within the apparel and home industries.
  • Conceptualize design ideas through primary and secondary research and incorporate historical context.
General Education Courses Credits
  Written & Oral Communications
(ENG 101 required, ENG 102 recommended)
  Mathematics (MTH 107 required) 3
  Natural Science 4
  Social Science 3
  Arts & Humanities (PHI 101 required) 3
  Additional General Education Requirements
(Required - any diversity course listed in the Catalog)
  Total 22
*See General Education Requirements on page 56 of the College Catalog.
Program Course Credits
ART 120 Drawing I 3
FAD 107 Fashion Drawing 3
FAD 120 Apparel Construction 4
FAD 131 Fashion Research Methods 3
FAD 135 Introduction to Textiles 3
FAD 142 Pattern Development 4
FAD 144 History of Fashion Design 3
FAD 160 Fashion Technology 3
FAD 222 Fashion Design Collection 4


  Electives (ART 110, ART 122, ART 250 recommended) 9
  Total Requirements for Degree 61