2019-2020 Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accessory Design Occupational Skills Award

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The Accessory Design Occupational Skills Award prepares students with the skills necessary to become a successful designer of shoes, bags, millinery, jewelry, small leather goods, shawls, ties, pocket squares and other accessories. The curriculum provides students with instruction and practice in design skills, product development, technical skills, sourcing materials, and manufacturing the final goods. Students will experience designing a line from initial concept to final creation. Students have the option of taking a course to prepare for the Apparel Information Management System (AIMS) exam and will receive certification upon passing of exam.

After completion of the skills award, students will be eligible for a position in the following areas: assistant accessory designer, accessory designer, shoe designer, high performance shoe designer, milliner, handbag designer, small leather goods designer, technical designer for accessories, accessory product developer, sourcing and manufacturer of accessories.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing accessory design and construction skills.
  • Develop a line of accessories tracing process from initial product concept to final sample product.
  • Create a manufacturing plan complete with: sourcing product, product specification sheets, and final cost analysis.
  • Design and execute footwear or millinery projects developing skills and knowledge of their unique manufacturing process.
  • Utilize current industry technology available to develop and market product.

Total Units for the Award: 13-14

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

«Take FASH 155  OR both FASH 204  and FASH 225  

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