Apparel Design and Technology, AAS

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As a JCCC Apparel Design student you will study the creative process from concept through to production using technical industry standards. Key courses in Apparel Design include garment construction, pattern making, draping, computer aided design and product development.  As a student you will have the ability to create and show your original designs at the annual student produced fashion show.  The courses will introduce the most up to date industry technology in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Gerber Accumark patternmaking, and Gerber PLM.  JCCC is one of the few apparel design programs in the country to offer a key industry software program, PLM (product development lifestyle management.)  Apparel Design majors also learn about textiles, history of fashion, how to build a portfolio, and current sustainability efforts and ethical practices in the fashion industry.  Additionally you will have the opportunity to take course credit for travel to New York City and Las Vegas for the Magic trade show.  Apparel design professors have a minimum of 10+ years’ of experience in the apparel industry.  

Whether your goals are to obtain entry level positions or transfer to a design school, you will be prepared for success and have a solid foundation with an Apparel Design degree from JCCC.

Students must complete all FASH courses with a “C” or higher to be awarded the AAS degree.

(Major Code 2950; State CIP Code 50.0407)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

FASH 121Fashion Fundamentals3
FASH 122Aesthetics for Merchandising and Design3
FASH 123Apparel Construction I4
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

FASH 124Apparel Construction II*4
FASH 130Fashion Illustration I3
FASH 131Flat Pattern Development*4
FASH 133Computer Aided Apparel Design*3
FASH 150Textiles3
Total Hours17

Summer Semester

Communications Elective ^3
Total Hours3

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Third Semester

FASH 180Draping*3
FASH 190Apparel Fit, Alterations and Analysis*3
FASH 270Apparel Product Development*3
FASH 224History of Costume3
FASH 283Fashion Internship I1
Humanities Electives ^3
Total Hours16

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Fourth Semester

FASH 127Computer Aided Pattern Development*4
FASH 255Apparel Specification Technology*3
FASH 275Fashion Portfolio Development*1
FASH 280Capstone: Industry Topics*3
FASH 284Fashion Internship II1
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours15

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Total Program Hours: 67