Brief Program Description/Goals
This well-designed program will teach students the basics of clothing construction, industrial sewing, pattern making, textiles, textile art, fashion sketching and design, computerized grading, and marker making. Students learn through both instructional theory and hands-on practical projects. Once students have mastered the fashion design and production techniques, they will advance to the high-tech equipment and software used in developing patterns.
What Is Unique About The Program
Honolulu CC's Fashion Technology program is the only community college program of its kind on Oahu.
- The annual fashion show is highly anticipated by industry professionals and the media.
- The only fully-equipped computerized classroom for pattern-making, grading, and marker making in Hawaii.
- Exciting and unusual electives such as fashion show production; swimwear; bridal; and tailoring.
Program prepares students to be employed as either a construction or maintenance electrician.
- ENG 19 and/or ENG 21, OR"C" or higher in ESL 11 & 13 & 14 OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23
- MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 53
- FT CoC - Flat Patternmaking: FT 28 or demonstrated ability
- FT CoC - Computerized Grading and Marking: FT 43 and 237 or demonstrated ability
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the FT program, students will be able to:
- Design and sketch appropriate garment designs suitable to the market or customer.
- Select appropriate fabrics and notions suitable to the garment's design.
- Drape, draft or manipulate fl at patterns to create accurate garment patterns.
- Lay perfected patterns correctly and economically onto markers or fabric.
- Cut fabric using appropriate tools, including power tools.
- Construct garments using various sewing techniques.
- Fit garments on various body types and be able to make the proper adjustments.
- Grade the fi nished patterns into various sizes.
- Present the garments in a professional manner to "sell" the designs.
- Defi ne the fashion industry’s manufacturing process.
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Certificate of Completion (CC)
- Certificate of Achievement (CA)
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
- Tuition based on total credits taken.
- Text books and supplies $250 - $500 per semester.
- Equipment & tool purchase could exceed $1,000.
Gainful Employment Information
|Degree:||Certificate of Achievement|
|Normal Time to Completion:||3 semesters|
|On-Time Graduation Rate:||n/a (No CAs conferred)|
|Avg. Tuition & Fees:||43 credits x $97 = $4,171|
|Avg. Cost for Books/Supplies:|| $200-500/semester
Additional Materials $150-300/semester
|Job Placement Rate *:||0%|
|Median Loan Debt|
|- Title IV Loans:||n/a|
|- Private Loans:||n/a|
|- Institutional Debt:||n/a|
* - Job Placement info currently available only for 2010-2011 completers
Faculty & Staff
- Elsie Casamina-Fernandez, Lecturer, Email, 847-9852
- Tania deJesus, Lecturer, 845-9852
- Carol D\'Angelo, Lecturer, Email, 847-9852
- Karen Kamahele, Lecturer, Email, 845-9474
- Joy Nagaue, Associate Professor, Liaison , Email, 845-9203
- Andy Southiphong, Lecturer, Email, 845-9203
- Lillian Zane, Lecturer , Email, 845-9271
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