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EPCC Fashion Technology

EPCC DISCLAIMER The El Paso County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. FASHION TECHNOLOGY The Fashion Technology Program is designed to prepare individuals interested in working within the fashion industry to obtain entry-level employment or advancement in the following fields: Apparel Design, Apparel Manufacture, Wholesale, Retail, Product Display, Sales Promotion, Advertising, Fashion Show Production and Fashion Illustration. The curriculum offers three specialized options: Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Illustration and Fashion Design. All options include an overview of the interrelated segments within the fashion industry. Successful completion of this program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should check degree requirements of the college or university to which they plan to transfer and see an advisor. All first semester Fashion Technology students should be advised by the lead instructor of the Fashion Technology Program. The student must successfully complete the first-year core curriculum prior to enrollment in the second-year program options. FASHION DESIGN OPTION-AAS-FSHD Prepares students to work in the fashion industry as it relates to the design and manufacture of apparel, garment construction, techniques of pattern development, mid-management, and wholesale promotion. This two-year program includes the art of pattern design and draping, computer-aided apparel design, clothing construction, manufacturing techniques, advertising and promotion techniques, and illustration techniques. The capstone course for the AAS Degree for Fashion Design Option is FSHN 2301, Fashion Promotion. ILLUSTRATION OPTION-AAS-FSHN Prepares students to work in the fashion industry as it relates to the design and drawing of fashion figures and accessories for advertising, creative design, textile design, product display, and sales promotion. This two-year program includes the study of drawing, layout, advertising and promotion techniques, and fashion illustration techniques. MERCHANDISING OPTION-AAS-FSHM Prepares students to work in the fashion industry as it relates to buying and vending merchandise. This two-year program includes the art of product display, retail store windows and counter arrangement, advertising and promotion techniques, mid-management techniques involving wholesaling, retailing, sales promotion, and dollar unit planning using merchandising mathematics. INDUSTRIAL PATTERNMAKING-C1-FSHC The Industrial Patternmaking Curriculum gives students a practical study of the fashion industry as it relates to the creation and production of commercial patterns for apparel manufacturing.