Fashion Design and Apparel Technology

FD 18A – Pattern Grading and Marker Making

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: MATH 902, FD 60

This course concentrates on computer techniques for digitizing (pattern input), grading (creating patterns in a full range of sizes), and creating markers (pattern cutting layouts) using the Gerber Technology (GT) AccuMark computer system. Students have the opportunity to learn Pattern Design and Marker Making software. Basics of manual pattern grading are also covered.

FD 18B – Electronic Patternmaking

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: FD 60

This course concentrates on computer techniques for patternmaking using the Gerber Technology (GT) AccuMark computer system. Students have the opportunity to learn the Pattern Design System (PDS) software and the Silhouette worktable.

FD 19 – Computer Patternmaking

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: FD 56

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course concentrates on computer techniques for patternmaking using Gerber Technology (GT) AccuMark software. Students have the opportunity to learn Pattern Design System (PDS) software and also Marker Making and grading using Gerber AccuMark Software. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 20 – Couture Embellishment

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to learn embellishment techniques used in the couture fashion industry and explore their use for the enhancement of contemporary designs. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 27 – Professional Image

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course consists of wardrobe coordination and business etiquette practices for professional and contemporary life styles. Theories of color harmony and individual coloring, proportion, line and design for individual figures and faces will be presented in the context of projecting a professional image in a business environment. Information presented in this course is particularly applicable for those in all professional careers. This course fulfils the West Valley General Education Pattern under Area E - Lifelong Understanding and Development. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 30 – Introduction to Fashion Design

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course presents general information about the global fashion industry, fashion change, environmental issues and the process of apparel design and production. Career opportunities and requirements for employment within the fashion industry are explored. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 30A – Success Strategies

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is designed to help students succeed both academically and in the workplace. Students’ interests, skills and abilities are discussed in relation to industry and workplace expectations in their specific career program area. A variety of exercises involving communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills are incorporated to prepare students for the requirement of the modern workplace. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 32 – History of Fashion

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This class covers the historical development of Western fashions/costumes with emphasis on the period from 1660 to the present. The effect of a historical period on the fashions of the times is explored with an emphasis on the relationship between past eras and today’s fashion. Students study the careers of major twentieth century designers and their contribution to the field of fashion. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 44 – Fashion Drawing

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course introduces the techniques for drawing apparel. These techniques include principles of fashion figure proportion, garment styling, and fabric rendering. Basic fashion figures called “croquis” forms are used to draw apparel in the flat and the three dimensional form. This course is essential for anyone entering any apparel design career and is helpful to those entering an apparel manufacturing or patternmaking career. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 50 – Basic Apparel Construction

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn basic apparel construction techniques using industry standard methods for mass production of apparel. Students have the opportunity to learn constructing techniques as well as how to determine appropriate sewing sequence. Working in a mock-factory setting, students have the opportunity to learn to operate and maintain industrial production equipment.

FD 51 – Basic Apparel Construction

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to learn basic industry standard construction techniques and sequences for mass production of apparel. Working in a mock-factory setting, students have the opportunity to learn to operate and maintain sewing equipment while completing several basic garments. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 52A – Fabric Analysis I

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Fabric information applicable to apparel and other textile related products is presented with emphasis on the analysis of fibers, yarns, fabric construction, coloration and finishes as they relate to textile end products. The course provides students the opportunity to perform handson experiments to reinforce basic information and expand working knowledge of fabrics. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 52B – Fabric Analysis II

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: FD 52A

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is a continuation of FD 52A. Woven, knit,and printed fabrics as well as textile innovations are studied in depth. Textile testing, labeling, regulations and environmental concerns are also covered. Emphasis is placed on understanding fabric’s behavior, durability, performance and the criteria for selecting appropriate fabrics for apparel. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 54 – Apparel Manufacturing

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: MATH 902

This course introduces the industrial process of apparel manufacturing, including garment construction and assembly techniques, factory methods of mass production, operation of industrial power equipment, and the processes of workflow and production management.

FD 55 – Apparel Manufacturing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is an introduction to the industrial process of apparel manufacturing including garment construction and assembly techniques, factory methods of mass production, operation of industrial power equipment and the processes of work flow and production management. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 56 – Patternmaking I

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the methods of creating flat patterns for workroom sample garments using fashion industry professional patternmaking techniques. Students have the opportunity to create style variations by manipulating basic pattern blocks. Designs are transferred from sketches into usable first sample patterns for apparel production. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 57 – Patternmaking II

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisites: FD 56

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is a continuation of Patternmaking I. Advanced flat patternmaking techniques are emphasized for both woven and knit fabrics. Students have the opportunity to create style variations for sportswear and outerwear designs using basic patterns drafted from measurements. First patterns are developed and sample garments constructed and tested for fit on industry dress forms. All projects are produced using industry dress forms and industry equipment in the FD lab. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 58 – Fashion Draping

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the three-dimensional method of creating workroom sample patterns using fashion industry professional draping techniques. Designs are draped in muslin and fashion fabric on standard industry dress forms then transferred into first patterns for apparel production. Sample garments are constructed. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 60 – Professional Patternmaking I

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

This course covers the methods of creating workroom sample patterns using fashion industry professional flat patternmaking techniques. Students create a style variation by manipulating basic pattern blocks. Designs are transferred from sketches into usable first patterns for apparel production.

FD 62 – Professional Patternmaking II

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisites: FD 60

Advisory: FD 64, MATH 902

This course is a continuation of Professional Patternmaking I. Advanced flat patternmaking techniques are emphasized for both woven and knit fabrics. Students draft style variations for sportswear, activewear and outwear designs using basic pattern blocks. First patterns are developed and sample garments constructed and tested for fit on industry dress forms.

FD 64 – Professional Draping

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: MATH 902

This course covers the three-dimensional method of creating workroom sample patterns using fashion industry professional draping techniques. Designs are draped in muslin and fashion fabric on standard industry dress forms then transferred into first patterns for apparel production. Sample garments are constructed.

FD 66 – Technical Design

2 units: lecture 2 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: FD 87 and eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers computer techniques for creating garment specification packages for apparel manufacturing. Students have the opportunity to learn to import images of technical drawings into spreadsheets and add accurate measurements to create professional spec packages. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 70 – Elements and Principles of Design

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course introduces students to the basic design elements and principles as they apply to fashion design. These concepts are applied to designing apparel and accessories in subsequent fashion design courses. The effect of silhouette, proportion, line and color are explored with the emphasis on developing an aesthetic awareness of good design. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 76 – Creative Apparel Design

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: FD 44, FD 52A, FD 70

Advisory: FD 058, MATH 902, MATH 902P

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course explores the creative process of apparel design and the development of groups and collections. Students learn the process of designing for specific markets, seasons and price categories and develop designs within their chosen area of interest. Methods of organizing and presenting design concepts are stressed. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 80 – Line Development

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisites: FD 44, FD 52B, FD 54, FD 62, FD 76

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course focuses on the process of developing a line of apparel and techniques for presenting it using a professional portfolio. Emphasis is on the process of organizing original design concepts into a complete apparel mini-collection including the designing, construction, and costing of pre-production samples. Students create their own line of apparel in the chosen area of interest. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 81 – Line Development

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisites: FD 44, FD 52B, FD 54, FD 62, FD 76

This course focuses on the process of developing a line of apparel and techniques for presenting it using a professional portfolio. Emphasis is on the process of organizing original design concepts into a complete apparel mini-collection including the designing, construction, and costing of pre-production samples. Students have the opportunity to create their own line of apparel in the chosen area of interest. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 83 – Fashion Field Study

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

The course acquaints students with the world of fashion and career options within it. The course includes a combination of field trips to manufacturers, designers, suppliers, museums and fashion shows as well as guest speakers, seminars, and other related activities. Students will job shadow or interview someone working in the apparel industry. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 84 – Fashion Design Internship

3 units: lecture 1 unit

Work Experience Units: 2

Advisory: FD 30, FD 44, FD 52A, FD 56 and eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge/skills learned in the Fashion Design Program through an internship in an apparel firm or design department under the supervision of a fashion professional. The course provides the opportunity for direct industry experience as well as a forum to discuss various aspects of employment in the apparel industry. Each internship must focus on a different company or department to provide a unique learning opportunity. Pass/No Pass Option

FD 87 CAD: Technical Drawings & Specifications

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the methods of creating flat sketches, technical drawings for apparel and basic textile designs using common computer aided design programs. Techniques for creating specification sheets, layouts, and presentations are also covered. This course is appropriate for students who want to create flat drawings, technical drawings, and background images in any of the following disciplines: apparel design, desktop publishing, graphic arts/design, digital arts, fine arts, and multimedia. Pass/No Pass Option

last published: 10/16/17