Apparel Design, Associate in Arts

Upon successful completion of the degree, the student demonstrates the skills, training, and knowledge to succeed in the apparel design industry or to transfer to a four-year apparel design program. Students who complete the degree demonstrate apparel construction and pattern making skills used in the fashion industry and obtain knowledge, skills, and abilities to work in careers as industrial sewers, pattern makers, production room managers, fashion illustrators, designers, and design assistants.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students design and produce original garments and collections to industry standards.
  2. Students analyze and evaluate the affects of changing demographics and psychographics on consumer behavior in relation to fashion and related products in today's market.
  3. Students analyze characteristics of various fibers and fabrics in relation to finished apparel goods.
  4. Students demonstrate an understanding of current fashion industry production techniques.
  5. Students demonstrate an understanding of the origins and history of textiles and fashion.
  6. Students demonstrate and understanding of the fashion design process, using flat pattern, custom clothing and industrial sewing techniques.
  7. Students demonstrate the skill s and knowledge to use the tools and equipment used in apparel production in today's industry.
  8. Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between current fashion trends and cultural, social, political, technological and environment issues.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 31 units

FASHION 002

Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3

FASHION 004

Fashion Product Analysis

3

FASHION 006/ID 006

Textiles

3

FASHION 008

History of Fashion to the Twentieth Century

3

FASHION 009

History of Fashion from the Twentieth Century to Present

3

FASHION 010

Clothing and Culture

3

FASHION 021/ ID 021

Trend Forecasting for Fashion and Interiors

2

FASHION 030

Basic Industry Sewing

3

FASHION 031

Intermediate Industry

3

FASHION 051

Beginning Fashion Illustration

2

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 3 units selected from:

FASHION 037

Fashion Apparel

3

FASHION 052

Advanced Fashion Illustration

2

FASHION 058

Fashion Entrepreneurship

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 34

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.