Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
APP101Sewing Basics2This course is intended for the student with very little or no sewing experience who would like to learn the basics of sewing. The course includes construction of two or more simple garments and/or projects. Students are encouraged to provide their own sewing machine and are required to furnish their own sewing kit (straight pins, tape measure, pin cushion, hand sewing needles/sharps, seam ripper, small scissors for trimming, sewing gauge) as well as fabric and notions to complete projects. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
APP109Creative Design Foundations3Introduction to design theory and the creative process with a focus on fashion products. Students will explore the elements and principles of design, color theory, sources of inspiration, and fashion illustration. Emphasis on design communication and presentation using industry standards. Students complete an unconventional garment. Loading...
APP111Visual Merchandising and Design3Focus will be learning design principles and design elements in visual merchandising and merchandise display. An emphasis is placed on planning and designing successful interior store or business displays and windows with the six components, as well as implementing all of the design principles.Loading...
APP209Textile Science3Focus will be on an application-oriented study of natural and manufactured fibers, yarns, fabric construction, printing and dyeing methods and finishes to determine the performance properties, quality and serviceability of fabrics in relation to end use. Loading...
APP211Textiles3Focus will be on an application-oriented study of natural and manufactured fibers, yarns, fabric construction, printing and dyeing methods and finishes to determine the performance properties, quality and serviceability of fabrics in relation to end use.Loading...
APP212Textile Science Lab1Textile Science Lab (APP 212) complements Textile Science (APP 209) and is designed to support and parallel the concepts discussed in lectures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: APP 209 Loading...
APP230Fashion Coord and Promotion3Focus is on researching, analyzing and forecasting fashion trends. Information on emerging fashion trends is communicated through a PowerPoint computer presentation. Use of this information results in the creation of a promotional plan to establish fashion leadership. Prerequisite: APP 260Loading...
APP235Visual Merchandising Studio3This course provides a practical view of the components involved in creating store environments that sell. Students learn the visual strategies used to project a brand's image, display and style merchandise, and motivate consumers to buy. Students design and physically install window displays. Loading...
APP250Design Concepts3Includes a study of the history of fashion design, the effective use of design principles and analysis of future fashion trends. New industry-based computer design software will be used to design contemporary fashion apparel for women, men or children.Loading...
APP255 Intro to Garment Construction3This course is intended for the student with very little or no sewing experience who would like to learn the basics of sewing. The course includes construction of two or more simple garments and/or projects. Students are encouraged but not required to provide their own sewing machine and are required to furnish their own sewing kit (straight pins, tape measure, pin cushion, hand sewing needles/sharps, seam ripper, small scissors for trimming, sewing gauge) as well as fabric and notions to complete projects. Loading...
APP260Fashion Analysis and Design3Emphasis is placed on all phases of the apparel business planning process, including strategic planning, merchandise planning, creative planning, technical planning and production planning, as well as discussions of the various types of retailers that sell the apparel products to the consumer. Design elements and design principles are applied to apparel design analysis. Basic garment styles are studied. Fashion forecasting and sources of inspiration are discussed. Current trends are prepared by the student in a research project. Students will learn how to develop a successful group line. Designer history and concepts are researched and shared in a project prepared by the student. The wide variety of fashion-related careers is also covered in this course.Loading...
APP261Fashion Industry Analysis3This course will be an introduction to both apparel and interior fashion industries. Students will uncover fashion from the past, interact with current fashion trends & events, and learn about the future of fashion. A wide variety of fashion-related careers will also be explored. Loading...
APP265Fashion Styling3Emphasis is on all phases of the styling process from personal styling to editorial or film styling. Learn how to develop a look book or a mood board for clients to communicate a look or creative direction. Develop a business plan incorporating a brand identity for your business through social media and promotional materials.Loading...
APP270Fashion Buying3Fashion moves quickly so the buyer must be in tune with current trends and suppliers who can provide the best quality merchandise, delivery and pricing. Vendor analysis, open-to-buy and timing are studied, including the development of a six-month merchandise plan. Prerequisite: BUS 112, MAT 121 , or MAT 141 Loading...
APP291Fashion Study Tour1The student will participate in a supervised study tour, location to be announced, in which a concentrated time will be spent touring a market center and researching a variety of fashion businesses from manufacturing and marketing to merchandising, promoting and selling apparel. Prerequisite: APP 260Loading...
APP295Digital Product Design3Using a fashion designer approach, students digitally create fashion illustrations, textile prints, technical drawings, and merchandise presentations, using fashion industry CAD software. Loading...
APP300Fashion Events and PR3This course teaches the basic skills and methods used in developing, promoting and producing successful events specifically for the fashion industry. Learn how to incorporate the use of public relation strategies, fashion communication and event planning to produce an actual fashion event. Students must be prepared to work the entire day of the event. Prerequisite: APP 109, APP 261, APP 235 Loading...
APP600Industry Career Development3This is a preparatory course for students taking the Internship I. With this course, students will compile an effective and professional portfolio to aid in the acquisition of an internship within their chosen career area. There will also be components including interview prep, professional image, negotiating job offers, navigating conflicts in the workplace, establishing connections within the industry, and creating professional networking profiles. Loading...
APP602Internship I3One semester of successful on-the-job training with a cooperating employer. Emphasis must be specific to career goals. (This course is Pass/Fail). (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite or Corequisite: APP 600 Loading...
APP700Internship Seminar and Capstone2Students take a closer look at the fashion industry, as it applies to their cooperating internship. With the help of the instructor and industry mentors, students will be able to apply the knowledge they have acquired throughout their education. The course includes an industry study tour. Prerequisite: APP 600 Corequisite: APP 702 Loading...
APP702Internship II3One semester of successful on-the-job training with a company in the fashion industry. Emphasis must be specific to career goals. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: APP 600, APP 602 Corequisite: APP 700 Loading...