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Fashion Design & Merchandising - Technical Apparel Emphasis AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
66 credits minimum

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Program Description

Salt Lake Community College's AAS degree in Fashion Design will prepare students for careers in the fashion industry and provide a solid foundation for students who want to continue their education at four-year institutions. Fundamentals of design, fashion illustration, textiles, and history of fashion, professional draping, patternmaking, and sewing techniques are among the many subjects students will learn as they take designs from concept to finished garment. This program will guide students to become not only a designer with their own creative vision but also a professional prepared to take their place in this exciting industry.

Career Opportunities

The Fashion Design Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students for employment in the fashion industry. In addition, many students study fashion design for personal enrichment as it enables them to design and make their own custom clothing or perform alterations.

Estimated Cost for Students

Approximately $6000 in tuition and $500 in books and supplies.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is five semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1210

Math Visual Arts (QS)

3

A

 

CMGT 1100

Construction Math (QS)

3

Sp

 

FIN 1380

Financial Math

3

A

MATH 0990 or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1010

Intermediate Algebra (QS)

4

A

RDG 0900; within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm (CM)

3

A

 

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking (CM)

3

A

 

CTEL 1020

Career Speech Skills (CM)

3

A

 

Human Relations (HR) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1150

Art Foundation Sem(HR)

3

A

 

COMM 2110

Interperl Comm (HR,ID)

3

A

 

CTEL 1010

Leader/Team Build (HR)

3

A

 

LE 1220

Human Relations

3

A

 

MKTG 1010

Customer Service (HR)

3

A

 

MKTG 1960

Prof in Business

3

A

 

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas:

Course

Credits

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

NOTE: ARTH 2710, ARTH 2720, MKTG 1050 and PHIL 1120 are recommended.

 

Required Courses: (15 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

FASH 1010

Introduction to Fashion

3

A

FASH 1210

Fashion Illustration I

3

A

FASH 1250

Textiles

3

F, Sp

FASH 2220

Fashion Illustration II

3

A

FASH 1210

FASH 2450

Portfolio Development

3

Sp

Instructor approval

Technical Apparel Emphasis Courses: (36 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

FASH 1100

Pattern Draft Essentials

3

A

Knowledge of basic sewing helpful

FASH 1150

Pattern by Measurements

3

F,Sp

Knowledge of sewing helpful

FASH 1505

Intermediate Sewing

3

A

FASH 1500 or basic knowledge of sewing

FASH 1610

Knitwear Design

3

F,Sp

FASH 1100 FASH 1630

FASH 1630

Outerwear & Performance Apparel

3

F

FASH 1505, FASH 1100

FASH 1660

Pattern Drafting Proc

3

F,Sp

FASH 1100

FASH 1670

Intimate Apparel & Swimwear

3

F

FASH 1610

FASH 1680

Digital Pattern Design

3

Sp

FASH 1100

FASH 1700

Tailoring Techniques

3

F,Sp

FASH 1505,FASH 1660

FASH 2030

Advanced Sewing

3

F,Sp

FASH 1505

FASH 2050

Pattern Alteration & Fit

3

F,Sp

FASH 1100 and FASH 1505

FASH 2150

Draping Fundamentals

3

F,Sp

FASH 1505 and FASH 1210

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

Summer Semester

Credits

FASH 1010

3

FASH 1210

3

FASH 1680

3

FASH 1100

3

FASH 1250

3

QS

3

FASH 1150

3

FASH 1505

3

HR

3

ENGL 1010

3

Distribution

3

CM

3

 

 

FASH 1660

3

Total

12

Total

15

Total

12

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

FASH 1610

3

FASH 2030

3

FASH 1630

3

FASH 2150

3

FASH 1670

3

FASH 2450

3

FASH 2050

3

FASH 1700

3

FASH 2220

3

 

 

Total

15

Total

12


Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.  It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before class may be taken.

 

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Students will understand the history of fashion and the basic theories of fashion design (color, line, shape, texture, scale, and proportion), patternmaking, illustration, and construction of garments.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will exhibit professionalism through high quality presentations; effective sales techniques; efficient organization; and work cooperatively with clients and co-workers.

3, 5

  • Students will have the opportunity to learn about the various employment options available through internships

3, 5

  • Students will create high quality portfolios that can be used for job applications. Portfolios will reflect class work and projects completed during internships.

3, 5

Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Department

Library Square Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-2000

Fashion Design & Mechandising Program

Academic Advisor
South City Campus
SCC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Program Director
Mojdeh Sakaki