2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design Associate of Science

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The Fashion Design Associate of Science degree provides students with the comprehensive academic foundation necessary to pursue a career in fashion design. Coursework provides opportunities for students to develop skills in industrial sewing and garment construction, pattern making, draping, fashion illustration, product development, elements of design, fashion history, textiles, CAD design, and careers within the apparel and textile industry. Students who complete this program will be prepared for entry-level positions in fashion design. Possible occupations include: Assistant Fashion Designer, Design Room Assistant, Sewing Machine Operator, Tailor, Dressmaker, Custom Sewer, and Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their skills. This portfolio will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.
  • Successfully complete an industry internship including the completion of three individual goals/objectives as determined by themselves and an industry supervisor. Internships give students work experience desirable in job applicants.
  • Create a professional resume showcasing their skills. This will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.


Course ID Title Units
FASH 31   Textiles 3
FASH 101   Introduction to Fashion Careers 3
FASH 111  * Sewing for Fashion Design II 3
FASH 112  * or Fashion Sewing–Advanced 3
FASH 124  * or Wearable Art 3
FASH 211  *  Advanced Dressmaking and Custom Sewing 3
FASH 130  * Flat Pattern Design 4
FASH 132  * Draping Fashion Designs 3
FASH 141   Apparel Selection 3
FASH 144   Fashion Trends and Cultural Costumes 3
FASH 145  * § and Internship 1
CWE 180  *† Co-Op-Ed Fashion 1
FASH 150   Fashion Apparel and Professional Techniques 3
FASH 154   Fashion Illustration 3
FASH 207  or Eco-Friendly Fashion Tour 1
FASH 218  or New York Study Tour 2
FASH 247  or Special Events Participation 1
FASH 254   Fashion in Southern California 1
FASH 155  * « or The Digital Fashion Image 2
FASH 204  « and Understanding Apparel Principles-AIMS Certification 1
FASH 225   « Apparel Cart - Fashion Retailing Online with Easy Cart Shop 1



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

† Recommended to be taken in last semester of program.

§ Must be taken concurrently with CWE 180.

«Take FASH 155 OR both FASH 204 and FASH 225

Associate of Science Degree

Completion of the courses above and a minimum of 60 units including the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BUS 136 , BUS 138 , BUS 160 ; ETT 42 ; FCS 115 ; FASH 120 *, FASH 147 , FASH 230 *, FASH 235 *.

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