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A Fashion Design degree allows a student to learn the skills and techniques used in making a fashion product from concept to completion. Careers can range from creating fashion items, alterations specialist to entry level jobs in the industry. Many of our students go on to receive a Bachelor degree at a 4 year college. This degree requires a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Fashion Studies, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: FASHI.AAS.DESGN

Program Requirements
FASHI 1551Textiles for Fashion3
FASHI 1201Clothing Construction I3
FASHI 1202Clothing Construction II3
FASHI 1301Flat Pattern Drafting I3
FASHI 1305Design Concepts3
FASHI 1315Fashion Illustration I3
FASHI 1325Digital Design for Fashion3
FASHI 2300Flat Pattern Drafting II3
FASHI 2301Draping3
FASHI 2302Design Studio: Apparel3
FASHI 1500Fashions' History3
Program Electives
Select a minimum of 12 credits from Fashion Studies courses not listed above.12
General Education
Select 19 to 21 credits in addition to the courses listed above, including Global/Multicultural or Contemporary Life Skills.19-21
Total Credits64-66

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Please note: A student's readiness to perform college-level coursework is based on the student's placement test and/or ACT scores. Below 1000-level coursework may be required prior to the student taking courses in the suggested sequences.

This is a typical program map; please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
FASHI 1201 Clothing Construction I 3
FASHI 1315 Fashion Illustration I 3
FASHI 1551 Textiles for Fashion 3
Gen EdMathematics  
Gen EdCommunication (Speech) 3
Second Semester
FASHI 1202 Clothing Construction II 3
FASHI 1301 Flat Pattern Drafting I 3
FASHI 1305 Design Concepts 3
Gen EdCommunication (English) 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
Summer Semester
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 1 3-5
FASHI 1325 Digital Design for Fashion 3
Third Semester
FASHI 2300 Flat Pattern Drafting II 3
FASHI 2301 Draping 3
FASHI 1500 Fashions' History 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
ElectiveProgram Elective  
Fourth Semester
FASHI 2302 Design Studio: Apparel 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
 Total Credits57-59

General education total minimum must be 19 hours, meaning either math or science needs to be a minimum of 4 hours.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural, or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.