West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Associate Degree

Certificate of Proficiency Level 1
Certificate of Proficiency Level 2

 

CAREER INFORMATION
For further information about Careers in Apparel Design see WVC Career Programs.


APPAREL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS


Students are expected to have basic sewing skills prior to beginning this program. If they do not have sewing skills, students should enroll in FD 50 Basic Apparel Construction.

All students, whether they plan to complete the Apparel Design Level 1 Certificate, the Apparel Design Level 2 Certificate or the Apparel Design A. S. Degree, will complete the same Core Courses and Career Enhancement Courses.

CORE COURSES 19 Units
Course Number    Course Name   
FD 30 Intro to Fashion Design
FD 30A Success Strategies
FD 40A Flats & Specs
FD 52A Fabric Analysis I
FD 54 Apparel Manufacturing
FD 60 Pattern Making I
Plus 3 units from Career Enhancement Course List below:
FD 27 Professional Image
Comm 12 Intercultural Communication
Comm 18 Career Communications
Bus. 30 Total Quality Management
Bus 54 Small Business Start Up & Management
Bus 62 Business Math
Bus 78 Business Communications
 
APPAREL DESIGN LEVEL 1: 33 Units Total
Course Number    Course Name   
[Complete the 19 units of Core Course above, plus the following 14 units]
FD 40B Fashion Sketching
FD 52B Fabric Analysis II
FD 70 Elements & Principles of Design
FD 84 Internship
FD 85 Scanning & Color Printing
FD 87 CAD: Tech. Drawing & Specs
FD 87 CAD: Tech. Drawing & Specs
 
APPAREL DESIGN LEVEL 2: 53 Units Total
Course Number    Course Name   
[Complete the 33 units required for Level 1 Certificate, plus the following 20 units]
FD 18B Elect. Pattern Making
FD 32 History of Fashion
FD 62 Patternmaking II
FD 76 Creative Apparel Design
FD 78 Creating & Marketing a Line
FD 82 Portfolio Development
Plus 3 units from Fashion Design Electives List below:
FASHION DESIGN ELECTIVES
FD 11 Comp. Aided Manufacturing
FD 12A, B, C Electronic Patternmaking
FD 17 Product Data Mgmt
FD 20 Couture Embellish
FD 27 Professional Image (cannot be used twice)
FD 42 Fashion Illustration 2
FD 50 Basic Apparel Construction
FD 53 Surface Print Design
FD 63 Fitting & Pattern Adjustment
FD 64 Draping
FD 65 Production Patternmaking
FD 67 Manual Grading
FD 83 Fashion Field Study
FD 86 CAD: Textures & Background
FD 88 CAD Surface Design

Courses may be taken in any semester in which they are offered, provided prerequisites are met.

See the Career Program Major Sheets

for recommended sequence of classes.

APPAREL DESIGN A.S. Degree: 78 Units Total

Complete the 53 units required for Level 2 Certificate, plus 25 units of General Education (see WVC College Catalog for specific requirements).

 

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