Students in this program are provided opportunities to develop the professional skills and technical knowledge required in careers in fashion and textile fabrication. Instruction is given in materials selection, design, cutting, sewing, fitting, alterations, decoration, as well as the cultural, historical and political aspects of textiles. A variety of design projects allow students to develop their creative skills. An in-depth study of fashion design, interior design, and merchandising is also offered.

Fashion Design and Textile Fabrication is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option).

Fashion Design and Textile Fabrication may grant 10 student service learning hours per level.


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An articulation agreement with Stevenson allows students to earn college credit form this program.

Major Units of Study:

- Equipment and machine operations

- Fashion merchandising

- Garment construction

- Handcrafts

- Interior Design

- Pattern Making

- Physical and chemical science of textiles

- Retail careers

- Technology and industry concepts

- Textile design

- Textile Embellishment and Manipulation

Career Specific Electives:

- Technical Drawing & CADD

- Economics

- Business Practices & Principles

- 2D/3D Art

- Honors Commercial Art

- Foreign Language (French) 2

- Housing & Home Furnishing

- Marketing

- Psychology I , Honors Psychology I

- Public Speaking

Trade/Technical Schools Career Opportunities:

- Buyers for Retail

- Computer Technician for Textiles

- Craft Designer

- Custom Drapery Consultant

- Fashion Designer

- Hemmer Operator

- Interior Designer

- Machine Operator

- Marketing Manager

- Quality Control Expert

- Sample Maker

- Serger Operator

- Sole Proprietorship Enterprise

- Textile Chemist

- Textile Designer

- Upholsterer

- Workroom Manager

Continuing Education Opportunities:

- Articulation with Bradley Academy

- College

- On-the-job Training

For more information about careers in the textiles/fashion careers field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Fashion Designers

Interior Designers