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Apparel Construction, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_APCN
Control Number: 11635

Completion of the Apparel Construction certificate program prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses.

Complete the Fashion Apparel Construction Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Note: This AS degree requires 66 units for completion.

Program Outcomes

  1. The outcome of the program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as a competent professional in the fields of garment construction, alterations, patternmaking, tailoring, alterations, and dressmaking and meet the needs of the local fashion industry.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
Semester 1
FASH A100Beginning Clothing Techniques1.5
FASH A110Applied Textiles and Design3
FASH A115Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH A120History of Fashion1.5
FASH A121Street Style1.5
FASH A175Applied Color and Design Theory3
or ART A110 Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
Subtotal13.5
Semester 2
FASH A137Alterations2
FASH A150Flat Pattern Techniques3
FASH A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
or FASH A183 Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
Subtotal11
Summer
FASH A102Industrial Sewing Techniques2
Subtotal2
Semester 3
FASH A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
or FASH A183 Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2
FASH A190Apparel Industry Sustainability: The Environment, Ethical Business Practices & the Law3
FASH A233Couture Techniques2
FASH A235Draping2
Subtotal10
Semester 4
FASH A130Tailoring1.5
FASH A170Clothing Design and Selection3
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A182Professional Practices2
FASH A266Computerized Pattern System2
Subtotal11.5
Total Units48
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 48
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 66