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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.


Course ID Title Units
FASH 100   Sewing for Fashion Design I 3
FASH 217   or
FASH 223  
Footwear Design and Construction
Millinery Design
FASH 240   Dye Processes on Fabrics 3
FASH 155   *« or The Digital Fashion Image 2
FASH 204   « Understanding Apparel Principles-AIMS Certification 1
FASH 225   «

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FASH 224   Accessory Design 3



*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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