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  • FASHI 1100 
    Introduction to Fashion Design

    3 credit hours

    This course is ideal for the fashion novice. Students are introduced to the types of skills needed to succeed in Fashion Design. Techniques covered include: sketching, pattern making and clothing construction. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1105 
    Design Principles in Apparel

    3 credit hours

    Basic design principles as applied to apparel. The relationship of form to function, analysis of garment design, interpretation of fashion trends, and expression of individuality are emphasized. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1110 
    Machine Knitting I

    1.5 credit hours

    Principles and techniques knitting on the single-bed knitting machine. Basic skills are introduced with emphasis on the creative use of color, pattern, texture and fibers in the production of knitted fabrics. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1112 
    Machine Knitting II

    1.5 credit hours

    Intermediate and advanced techniques on knitting machines. Knit-weave, lace, jacquard, double bed techniques, garment design, and knitting software are introduced. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1110 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1114 
    Weaving I

    1.5 credit hours

    Introduction to the loom as a tool for design and personal expression. Includes selecting yarns, making warps, dressing the loom, designing fabrics, and producing a variety of cloth structures. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1116 
    Weaving II

    1.5 credit hours

    Development of intermediate and advanced weaving skills on the loom. Twill variations, double weave, lace weave, and overshot are introduced. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1120 
    Fashion Promotion

    3 credit hours

    Introductory course in preparation, production and merchandising of fashion shows with traditional and creative contemporary approaches. Emphasis on creative use of media in presentation. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1180 
    Bus Practices - Fashion Entrepreneur

    3 credit hours

    Fundamental decision making for the person in the business of sewing, arts or crafts, includes acquisition of equipment and supplies, legalities, taxes, zoning, insurance, establishing price structures, customer relations, record keeping, financing, trade publications, organizations, advertising and time scheduling. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 1183 
    Felting and Fusing

    1.5 credit hours

    Concepts and techniques related to dimensional felt-making through the study of felting fibers, their characteristics and manipulation as a fiber medium. Experimentation in contemporary fusing techniques. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1201 
    Clothing Construction I

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to professional sewing techniques and apparel construction. Layout, cutting, marking, and finishing techniques are used to produce garments made from non-commercial patterns. Assembly of technique sample book is required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1202 
    Clothing Construction II

    3 credit hours

    Advanced construction techniques across a series of garment types to produce prototypes using professional quality construction details and techniques. Addition of techniques to sample reference book is required. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1201 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1205 
    Clothing Construction-Apparel Industry

    3 credit hours

    Equipment, practical skills, and sewing processes used in apparel manufacturing. Examines efficient and cost effective procedures for the garment manufacturer or independent designer. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1201 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1301 
    Flat Pattern Drafting I

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to flat pattern drafting. Students learn industry terminology, pattern drafting techniques and tool usage while manipulating slopers to create finished patterns. Original designs will be drafted and fit as a prototype. Students will create a set of slopers and blocks and a digital clipping file. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1201 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1305 
    Design Concepts

    3 credit hours

    Design process is introduced through exploration of principles and elements as they apply to fashion and the human form. Students discover ways to communicate ideas through different techniques. Role of research, color, markets, design exploration, and organization of work for portfolio are emphasized. Design journals are required in digital and book form. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1315 
    Fashion Illustration I

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to fashion sketching techniques and poses that include female fashion figure front, 3/4 and back views. A variety of rendering techniques, flats, floats and design details will be covered. Introduction to board development will allow students to communicate garments successfully. Portfolio development will be discussed. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1325 
    Digital Design

    3 credit hours

    Using raster and vector software such as Photoshop(Ps) and Illustrator (Ai)students will create digital versions of original sketches to be used on digital presentation boards. Personal library of styles and details will be developed. Portfolio quality work will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1315 with a C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Fashion Studies 1315, or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1500 
    Fashions' History

    3 credit hours

    History of costume from pre historic through the 21st century and its connection to modern fashion. Emphasis is placed on exploration of 20th and 21st century and the effects of social influence on fashions change. Textile, silhouettes and costume details will be investigated. Design Journals will be utilized in research. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 1551 
    Textiles for Fashion

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to textiles used in the apparel industry. Students will learn to identify fibers, yarns and fabrics with an emphasis on evaluating characteristics for best use in the fashion industry. Environmental impact and sustainable alternatives will be examined. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1620 
    Visual Merchandising I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of creative and technical approaches to window and interior store display. Exploration of standard and innovative techniques in a laboratory setting. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1800 
    Special Project

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Experiential courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the catalogue for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30% but not to exceed 70% (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles, and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics). This course may be taken four times for credit as long as a different topic is selected each time. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or Two.

  • FASHI 1820 
    Selected Topics in Fashion Merchandising

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or Two. (depending on topic) (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 1821 
    Selected Topics

    3 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 2200 
    Tailoring

    3 credit hours

    Contemporary and traditional tailoring methods including: fitting, pressing, shaping, collar, closures, pockets, lining, and finishing. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1201 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2205 
    Bridal and Couture Techniques

    3 credit hours

    Study of couture sewing methods for wedding and special occasion dresses. Emphasis on inner support and construction of a bustier, bustle and train construction. Use of specialty fabrics, laces, and couture embellishments. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1202 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Fashion Studies 1302 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2206 
    Bridal Couture II

    1.5 credit hours

    Advanced couture sewing methods for wedding and special occasion dresses. Advanced embellishment techniques, bustle and train construction. Discussion of the independent bridal couture business. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2204 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2208 
    Millinery Design I

    1.5 credit hours

    Creation of custom hats from straw, felt, and fabric. Use of professional millinery techniques and supplies. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1201with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2210 
    Millinery Design II

    1.5 credit hours

    Advanced millinery techniques including pattern drafting, blocking and trims. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2208 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2212 
    Advanced Fashion Illustration

    3 credit hours

    Emphasis on texture, color, layout, and additional figure types. Includes development of portfolio. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2211 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2222 
    Computer-Aided Apparel Design I

    3 credit hours

    Use of the computer in flat pattern drafting and design. Emphasis is on familiarity with the functions of a computer pattern-design system. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1102 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2223 
    Computer-Aided Apparel Design II

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of Fashion Studies 2222 with emphasis on the fashion industry applications of the computerized apparel design system. Basic industrial work flow from design concept through pattern output and garment construction. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2222 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2224 
    Production Pattern Grading

    3 credit hours

    Methods and mechanics of production pattern grading and its applications in the apparel manufacturing process. Emphasis on development of grade rule tables, manual and computerized grading, production specifications, and grading of specific apparel styles. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1102 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2231 
    Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

    3 credit hours

    Overview of the fashion design and merchandising industries, includes trend analysis, fashion theories, apparel manufacturing, marketing, retailing and buying. Career opportunities are emphasized. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 2235 
    Apparel Quality Analysis

    3 credit hours

    Identification of terminology, manufacturing methods and merchandise quality as they apply to style details, workmanship, construction techniques, and wearability of fashion goods. For the professional entering the field of fashion buying and merchandising or product development and manufacturing. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 2240 
    Design Studio: Fibers

    3 credit hours

    Advanced exploration of a theme or advanced techniques to generate fiber portfolio pieces. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1112 and 1116 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2245 
    Design Collection Development

    3 credit hours

    Development of a marketable apparel, accessory or home fashion collection using professional trend projections, fabric and notion sourcing, sizing, grading and quality control. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2202 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2251 
    Fashion Motivation

    3 credit hours

    Identification of economic and social forces influencing consumer and fashion demand. Color theory and analysis, wardrobing, body type identification, and corporate and personal image. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 2255 
    Design Studio: Marketing the Collection

    3 credit hours

    Marketing of a design collection at the wholesale and retail level. Topics covered include development of pricing, line sheets, orders, production schedules and delivery of goods. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2245 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2261 
    Textile Design I

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Textile Design application processes. Students will experiment and create garments and textile products using dyes, resists, stencils, block, and digital prints. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2262 
    Textile Design II

    3 credit hours

    Advanced dying and printing methods including dye resists, screen, and other textile printing processes. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2261 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2300 
    Flat Pattern Drafting II

    3 credit hours

    Advanced flat pattern development. Personal exploration of design concepts will be used to create garments. Blocks and contour slopers will be developed then used to create jackets, pants, and jeans. Blocks and slopers will be added to personal set started in Flat Pattern Drafting I. Digital clipping file will be expanded. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1301 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2301 
    Draping

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to draping principles and techniques using an industry dress form. Exploration of body through use of shaping techniques, pleats and gathering of woven and knit fabrics. Original garments will be draped and constructed. Design journal and clipping file will be utilized. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1301 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2302 
    Design Studio: Apparel

    3 credit hours

    This capstone class concludes with a professional critique and fashion show. Students design a collection using research and concept development of their chosen theme. Using advanced making techniques students create the collection first in muslin for model fittings then continue working the process to final fabric. Portfolio quality boards are required. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2300 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2430 
    Apparel Production Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the preproduction processes of apparel product development. Topics include planning, forecasting, fabricating, developing silhouettes and specifications, pricing and sourcing. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1180 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Business 1100 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 2500 
    Modern Fashion History

    3 credit hours

    Explore fashion history through the modern time periods of the 20th and 21st century. Emphasis on social influences on fashion as it changes. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 2630 
    Fashion Stylist

    3 credit hours

    Style the newest trends in apparel and accessories. Build a professional stylist portfolio through photography, writing, and social media. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (3 lecture hours)

  • FASHI 2820 
    Advanced Selected Topics

    1 to 6 credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (1 to 6 lecture hours, 2 to 12 lab hours)

  • FASHI 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • FASHI 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.