Associate of Science in Fashion Design - Not for Transfer (AS)
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.
- 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.
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.
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 Requirements (25 Units)||25|
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
|Required Major Courses (18 Units)||18|
|Color and Design *|
|Principles of Fashion|
|Advanced Sewing and Tailoring|
|Fashion Design-Pattern Making|
|Restricted Electives (3 Units)||3|
|Select three units from the following courses:|
|Intro to the Fashion Industry|
|Visual Merchandising and Sales|
|Electives (17 Units)||17|
|Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.|
Courses meet General Education requirements and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.
The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:
- 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),
- General Education Requirements,
- Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
- 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).