The Fashion Technology program provides comprehensive training in apparel production and fashion design required by entrepreneurs and businesses in the fashion industry. The program develops technical skills required for job entry, retraining for the garment industry, and upgrading of sewing and pattern making skills for those already employed in the field.

Laboratory activities promote the development of skills in designing, pattern drafting, and construction of basic and advanced apparel. The use of industry equipment and sewing techniques are demonstrated in group instruction. When special techniques and problems are encountered, students are given specialized instruction.

Contact the program coordinator, Cheryl Maeda, at 984-3292 or by email at maedache@hawaii.edu for more information.

Requirements for Certificates of Completion (CC):
Seamstress:  12 credits
Fashion Technology 25(3), 40(3), 113(3), 115(3)
Dressmaker:  18 credits -Offered as needed
Fashion Technology 60(3), 61(3), 113(3), 115(3),
                                      215(3), 216(3)
Fashion-Fabric Salesperson:  12 credits
Fashion Technology 40(3), 93v(3), 111(3), 113(3)

 

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement (CA):  36 credits
Fashion Technology 25(3), 40(3), 90(3), 111(3),
113(3), 115(3), 215(3), 216(3), 217(3)
Fashion Technology 90, or
FT elective approved by program coordinator(3)
Communication:  English 55 or higher(3)
Business Technology 189 or Mathematics 18(3)

 

Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree: 60 credits
All CA courses(36) plus:
Accounting 124(3)
Marketing 120 or BUSN 150 or ICS 101(3)
Business 125(3)
Communication:  English or Speech(3)
Humanities elective(3)
Natural Science elective(3)
Social Science elective(3)
Fashion Technology or General Education elective(3)

 

Full-time students would take courses in this sequence:
First Semester (Fall) Credits
*FT 111 Art & Design in Fashion 3
*FT 113 Clothing Construction Methods I 3
*FT 115 Clothing Construction Methods II 3
*MATH 18, or BUSN 189 3
  FT elective or General Education elective 3
     15
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
*FT 25 Ready-to-Wear Clothing Production 3
*FT 216 Fashion Design & Sketching 3
  ACC 124 Principles of Accounting I 3
  BUS 125 Starting a Small Business 3
*ENG 55 or higher 3
     15
Third Semester (Fall) Credits
*FT 40 Fabric Analysis 3
*FT 90 Special Topics 3
  MKT 120, BUSN 150, or ICS 101 3
  Natural Science elective 3
  Social Science elective 3
     15
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
*FT 90 Special Topics or FT elective 3
*FT 215 Flat Pattern Making I 3
*FT 217 Flat Pattern Making II 3
  English or Speech - English/Communication elective 3
  Humanities elective 3
     15

* Note:  Courses required for Certificate of Achievement.