Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FT 140 - Fabric Technology

  • Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23 or higher

Fabrics commonly used in fashion merchandise are studied discussing how their fiber content, construction, and finish affect their end use. Methods of fiber and yarn identification and their construction are examined for their practical application.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FT 140, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the textile industry in the fashion industry.
  • Understand textile legislation regulating fiber content and care labeling.
  • Become familiar with sources and properties of natural and manufactured fibers.
  • Perform simple physical tests in identifying fiber content.
  • Understand the manufacturing of fibers, yarns, and fabrics.
  • Identify the various yarns, weaves and knit stitches used on fabrics.
  • Recommend appropriate care of various fabrics.

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