Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Fashion Design & Merchandising: Fashion Merchandising Emphasis: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 62-64 minimum

Visual Art & Design Department
Library Square Campus
General Information
(801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-2000
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor Cindy Clark SCC 1.061.ME, (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor Gordon Storrs SCC 1.061.MD, 801-957-3361

Program Faculty
Program Director - Mojdeh Sakaki

Program Description
Salt Lake Community College’s AAS degree in Fashion Design will prepare students for careers in the fashion industry and provide a solid foundation for students who want to continue their education at four-year institutions. Fundamentals of design, fashion illustration, textiles, and history of fashion, professional draping,  patternmaking, and sewing techniques are among the many subjects students will learn as they take designs from concept to finished garment. This program will guide students to become not only a designer with their own creative vision but also a professional prepared to take their place in this exciting industry.

Career Opportunities
The Fashion Design Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students for employment in the fashion industry. In addition, many students study fashion design for personal enrichment as it enables them to design and make their own custom clothing or perform alterations.

Estimated Cost for Students
Approximately $6000 in tuition and $500 in books and supplies.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is five semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Students will understand the history of fashion and the basic theories of fashion design (color, line, shape, texture, scale, and proportion), patternmaking, illustration, and construction of garments. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Students will exhibit professionalism through high quality presentations; effective sales techniques; efficient organization; and work cooperatively with clients and co-worker 3, 5
Students will have the opportunity to learn about the various employment options available through internships 3, 5
Students will create high quality portfolios that can be used for job applications. Portfolios will reflect class work and projects completed during internships. 3, 5

General Education Requirements

Advising Notes:

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before class may be taken.

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