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Business Division
Degree S1320

The Fashion Design and Technologies Degree consists of apparel design courses that prepare students for careers in apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design. This program emphasizes technology used in the apparel industry and technical design. Upon completion of the program, students will be proficient in technical drawing, computer patternmaking, and apparel-related software. Students will gain hands-on experience in using industry-related software and develop advanced technical design and production skills. 

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Wholesale and Retail Buyers

      Wholesale and Retail Buyers

      SOC Career Code: 13-1022.00

      Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. May negotiate contracts. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.13

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $75,606.70
      Annual Job Openings
      4,896

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Purchasing Agents

      Purchasing Agents

      SOC Career Code: 13-1023.00

      Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semifinished materials for manufacturing. May negotiate contracts.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.13

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $75,606.70
      Annual Job Openings
      4,896

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Online Merchants

      Online Merchants

      SOC Career Code: 13-1199.06

      Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.68

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $83,042.18
      Annual Job Openings
      17,451

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Fashion Designers

      Fashion Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1022.00

      Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $25.76

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $69,743.31
      Annual Job Openings
      601

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

      Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

      SOC Career Code: 41-1011.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $16.01

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $44,662.97
      Annual Job Openings
      14,624

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Retail Salespersons

      Retail Salespersons

      SOC Career Code: 41-2031.00

      Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $16.00

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,083.17
      Annual Job Openings
      55,734

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Stockers and Order Fillers

      Stockers and Order Fillers

      SOC Career Code: 53-7065.00

      Receive, store, and issue merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May operate power equipment to fill orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $17.43

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $38,801.74
      Annual Job Openings
      53,179

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Fashion Design and Technologies AS Degree

    Business Division
    Degree S1320

    The Fashion Design and Technologies Degree consists of apparel design courses that prepare students for careers in apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design. This program emphasizes technology used in the apparel industry and technical design. Upon completion of the program, students will be proficient in technical drawing, computer patternmaking, and apparel-related software. Students will gain hands-on experience in using industry-related software and develop advanced technical design and production skills. 

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
    FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
    FASH 12Clothing Construction II3
    FASH 14Dress, Culture, and Identity3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 21Patternmaking I3
    FASH 22Fashion Design By Draping3
    FASH 23Patternmaking II3
    FASH 24Fashion Patternmaking by Computer3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    Total Units30
  • Fashion Design - Level II Certificate

    Business Division
    Certificate N0483

    The Fashion Design Level II Certificate builds upon the Level I Certificate to provide students with intermediate skills that will enhance their Fashion Design careers. In addition to clothing construction, patternmaking, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technical drawing skills, students will be able to create apparel patterns using various draping techniques. Furthermore, students will be able to create sportswear collections and develop professional apparel design portfolios to strengthen career perspectives.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Fashion Design - Level I coursework18
    PLUS
    Completion of the Fashion Design - Level II coursework6
    Total Units24
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Fashion Design - Level I Coursework
    FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
    FASH 12Clothing Construction II3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 21Patternmaking I3
    FASH 24Fashion Patternmaking by Computer3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    Total Units18
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Fashion Design - Level II Coursework
    FASH 22Fashion Design By Draping3
    FASH 23Patternmaking II3
    Total Units6

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  • Fashion Design - Level I Certificate

    Business Division
    Certificate N0482

    The Fashion Design Level I Certificate consists of basic apparel design courses that prepare students for entry level work in the fields of apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design. Upon completion of the certificate, students will have a basic understanding of clothing construction and patternmaking. In addition, students will develop CAD skills for technical drawing and computerized patternmaking.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
    FASH 12Clothing Construction II3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 21Patternmaking I3
    FASH 24Fashion Patternmaking by Computer3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    Total Units18

    Fashion Website

  • Fashion Computer-Aided Design Certificate

    Business Division
    Certificate E0383

    The Fashion Computer-Aided Design Certificate consists of apparel design courses that offer students a basic understanding of clothing construction, patternmaking, technical design, and patternmaking software. Students prepare for careers in apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 23Patternmaking II3
    FASH 24Fashion Patternmaking by Computer3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    Required Electives
    Choose one course from the following:3
    FASH 57
    Fashion Retailing and Production Technologies
    FASH 66
    Visual Merchandising Display
    Total Units12

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Contact: Sheila EspyTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: sespy@mtsac.edu

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