Fashion Design and Technologies, AS

Business Division
Degree S1320

The Fashion Design and Technologies Degree consists of apparel design courses that prepare students for careers in apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design. This program emphasizes technology used in the apparel industry and technical design. Upon completion of the program, students will be proficient in technical drawing, computer patternmaking, and apparel related software. Students will gain hands-on experience in using industry related software and develop advanced technical design and production skills.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
FASH 12Clothing Construction II3
FASH 14Dress, Culture, and Identity3
FASH 15Aesthetic Design in Fashion3
FASH 17Textiles3
FASH 21Patternmaking I3
FASH 22Fashion Design By Draping3
FASH 23Patternmaking II3
FASH 24Fashion Patternmaking by Computer3
FASH 25Fashion Computer-Assisted Drawing3
Total Units33

 Guided Pathway of Study

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The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS Degree in Fashion Design and Technologies as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
FASH 10 Clothing Construction I 3
FASH 25 Fashion Computer-Assisted Drawing 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
FCS 41 Life Management 3
Intersession 1
FASH 8 Introduction to Fashion 3
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
Semester 2
FASH 15 Aesthetic Design in Fashion 3
FASH 21 Patternmaking I 3
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
Intersession 2
FASH 23 Patternmaking II 3
Second Year
Semester 1
FASH 12 Clothing Construction II 3
FASH 17 Textiles 3
Recommended AREA C1 Arts General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA B1 Physical Science General Education course here 1 3
Intersession 1
FASH 24 Fashion Patternmaking by Computer 3
Semester 2
FASH 22 Fashion Design By Draping 3
FASH 14 Dress, Culture, and Identity 3
Recommended AREA D1 Anthropology & Archeology course here 1 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
Intersession 2
Recommended AREA C2 Humanities General Education course here 1 3
 Total Units63

This degree requires the completion of sixty (60) degree appropriate units. At least 24 units are required from General Education Areas A through E with a grade of "C" or better. See GE Area course requirements.  


 Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student  will be able to:

  • Create an apparel collection including textile designs and flats (technical drawings) pursuant to apparel industry standards.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the fashion industry trend research process.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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