Fashion Technology & Production Services

Discover the industry of fashion.

Introduction:

This program provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills. The program also enhances work attitudes, general employability skills, technical and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication career cluster.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Study fashion trends and anticipate designs that will appeal to consumers
  • Decide on a theme for a collection
  • Use computer-aided design programs (CAD) to create designs
  • Visit manufacturers or trade shows to get fabric samples
  • Select fabrics, embellishments, colors, or style for each garment or accessory
  • Work with other designers or team members to create a prototype design
  • Present design ideas to the creative director or showcase them in fashion or trade shows
  • Market designs to clothing retailers or directly to consumers
  • Oversee the final production of their designs

Career Opportunities:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Pattern Designer

Employment Outlook:

Employment of fashion designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations.

Salary:

The average wage and salary earnings of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are $54,790 annually or $26.34 per hour.

Location and Hours:

  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (Certificate – 1050 Hours)

Commercial Arts & 3D Animation