Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3
TEC110 Basic Sewing Skills OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
TEC125 Fashion Design Critical course Gateway course 3
TEC134 Fashion Illustration I Critical course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC106 History of Fashion 3
TEC111 Intermediate Apparel Construction Critical course 3
TEC222 Textiles 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC124 Advanced Apparel Construction 3
TEC225 Pattern Design I 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
ARH100 or
ARH101 or
ARH102 or
INT115 or
INT120
Introduction to Art or Prehistoric Through Gothic Art or Renaissance Through Contemporary Art or Historical Architecture and Furniture or Modern Architecture and Furniture ARH100, ARH101, or ARH102 recommended for transfer HU or H, HU or H, HU 3
RE Restricted Elective 4–6

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3
TEC221 Computer-Assisted Fashion Design 3
TEC223 Tailoring 3
TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3
TEC236 or
TEC271AA or
TEC277AA or
TEC278AA
Portfolio Development or Fashion Design Internship or Alteration Internship or Costume Design and Production Internship 1
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

Restricted Electives

Select 4 to 6 credits from the following except courses used in the Required Courses area

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color 3
TEC+++++ Any TEC Textiles and Clothing course 1–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC105 Cultural Aspects of Clothing 3
TEC110 Basic Sewing Skills OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC125 Fashion Design Critical course Gateway course 3
TEC111 Intermediate Apparel Construction Critical course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC106 History of Fashion 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC134 Fashion Illustration I Critical course 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT14+ College Mathematics OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6
TEC225 Pattern Design I 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC124 Advanced Apparel Construction 3
ARH100 or
ARH101 or
ARH102 or
INT115 or
INT120
Introduction to Art or Prehistoric Through Gothic Art or Renaissance Through Contemporary Art or Historical Architecture and Furniture or Modern Architecture and Furniture ARH100, ARH101, or ARH102 recommended for transfer HU or H, HU or H, HU 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
TEC222 Textiles 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
RE Restricted Elective 4–6
TEC221 Computer-Assisted Fashion Design 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC223 Tailoring 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3
TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3
TEC236 or
TEC271AA or
TEC277AA or
TEC278AA
Portfolio Development or Fashion Design Internship or Alteration Internship or Costume Design and Production Internship 1

Restricted Electives

Select 4 to 6 credits from the following except courses used in the Required Courses area

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color 3
TEC+++++ Any TEC Textiles and Clothing course 1–3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.