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Apparel Production

Associate in Science Degree

The Apparel Production AS degree is designed as a comprehensive curriculum of production courses based on industry standard methods for pattern design leading to first sample production utilizing both manual and electronic techniques. These courses are designed to meet the different experience levels of students from beginner to advanced, as well as assist industry professionals seeking to upgrade their skills. In addition to program specific courses students must complete 25 units of GE required course work. After completing this degree, students will be prepared for entry level positions in patternmaking, technical design, electronic patternmaking, grading, and marker making. Students may seek additional education at a 4-year institution such as Cal Poly Pomona, UC Davis, Fashion Institute of Technology or private fashion schools.

Required Courses (32 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT019Computer Patternmaking3 units
FDAT030Introduction to Fashion Design3 units
FDAT051Basic Apparel Construction3 units
FDAT052AFabric Analysis 13 units
FDAT052BFabric Analysis 23 units
FDAT055Apparel Manufacturing3 units
FDAT056Patternmaking 13 units
FDAT057Patternmaking 23 units
FDAT066Technical Design2 units
FDAT058Fashion Draping3 units
FDAT087CAD: Technical Drawings and Specifications3 units

Electives (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT020Couture Embellishment3 units
FDAT027Professional Image3 units
FDAT082Sustainable Design3 units
FDAT084Fashion Design Internship3 units

Total Major Units: 35 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

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

  • Utilize available technology for research.
  • Evaluate, organize, maintain, interpret and communicate information.
  • Participate as a team member in a diverse work environment.
  • Use industry standard manufacturing equipment.
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to function in a professional apparel industry environment.
  • Allocate time and materials to meet project deadlines.
  • Use computer aided design and manufacturing equipment and software for design development and production.
Last Updated 10/14/22