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Fashion Design: Level I

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fashion Design: Level I includes training in design, fashion illustration, patternmaking, and draping, and supports students in building inspirational sources through analysis of cultural, historical, and contemporary fashion and design. Students student completing this certificate will enter the fashion industry at entry-level positions. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fashion Design: Level II and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Design are also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Fashion Design: Level I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5355
Total Credits Required
27-30
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Analyze relationships among aesthetic, cultural, economic, historical, psychological, sociological and technological factors that affect trends in fashion.
  2. Evaluate textile properties for performance and inspiration for fashion designs.
  3. Design apparel using the principles and elements of design.
  4. Construct apparel using sewing techniques, equipment and supplies required in the production process.
  5. Apply flat pattern and draping techniques to produce original designs, patterns, and garments.
  6. Create illustrations for fashion design using traditional and computer-assisted drawing methods.
  7. Analyze challenges in the fashion industry to design culturally responsive and sustainable solutions.
  8. Utilize professional, ethical, and legal standards in the fashion industry.
  9. Apply information gathered from industry sources for business application.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3
TEC110 Basic Sewing Skills OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
TEC125 Fashion Design Critical course Gateway course 3
TEC134 Fashion Illustration I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC106 History of Fashion 3
TEC111 Intermediate Apparel Construction Critical course 3
TEC222 Textiles 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC221 Computer-Assisted Fashion Design 3
TEC225 Pattern Design I 3
TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC110 Basic Sewing Skills OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
TEC125 Fashion Design Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3
TEC134 Fashion Illustration I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC106 History of Fashion 3
TEC111 Intermediate Apparel Construction Critical course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC221 Computer-Assisted Fashion Design 3
TEC222 Textiles 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
TEC225 Pattern Design I 3
TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Fashion Design: Level I (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=146603).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.