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Apparel Production and Product Development, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_APPD
Control Number: 16888

Completion of the Apparel Production and Product Development Certificate program prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses.

Students are encouraged to complete the Associate degree. Complete the Fashion Certificates 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 in the fields of patternmaking, sample-making, technical design, sourcing management, production management, quality control supervising, grading, marker making, costing/spec production, pre-production merchandising 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
Required Courses
Semester 1
FASH A100Beginning Clothing Techniques1.5
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
FASH A177Fashion Merchandising Concepts3
Semester 2
FASH A110Applied Textiles and Design3
FASH A145Fashion Reporting and Analysis2
FASH A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
or FASH A183 Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
FASH A102Industrial Sewing Techniques2
Semester 3
FASH A150Flat Pattern Techniques3
FASH A170Clothing Design and Selection3
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
Semester 4
FASH A155Tech-Packs2.5
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A182Professional Practices2
FASH A266Computerized Pattern System2
Total Units48
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 48
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Total Degree Units 66