Associate of Science in Fashion Design (AS)

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Fashion Design through the study of designing and creating garments and accessories for manufacturers or to start a business. Students will acquire skills in design for apparel and accessories, pattern creation, selection of materials, and marketing finished products.

Program Outcomes

  • Have a basic knowledge of garment construction and pattern drafting methods related to fashion industry standards.
  • Be able to apply elements and principles of design to the development and creation of designed garments using the following learned skills as they pertain to fashion industry standards: identification and knowledge of textiles, garment construction and pattern making.
  • Be able to identify and appraise a variety of career paths within the fashion industry.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: fashion designer, pattern drafter, pattern grader, sample maker, production manager, shipping manager, manufacturer’s sales representative, dressmaker, tailor and alterationist.

Note

This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES18
ART 006Color and Design *3
FASH 076Textiles3
FASH 141Principles of Fashion3
FASH 160Clothing Construction3
FASH 161Clothing Construction 23
FASH 162Fashion Design-Pattern Making3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES3
Select three units from the following courses:
FASH 140Intro to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 142Visual Merchandising and Sales3
FASH 263Basic Sewing3
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ELECTIVES17
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.
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TOTAL60

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education Requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).