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Industrial Sewing Methods (APRL 1000)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This hands-on course provides technical, detail-oriented sewing instruction through lecture, demonstration, practice and application in an industrially equipped laboratory. Upon completion of this course, you will have knowledge of industrial sewing techniques, basic garment construction order, industrial equipment operation and basic maintenance. In this course, use of standard techniques and terminology prepares you for further coursework in the Apparel Technologies program. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Fashion Imaging (APRL 1025)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will provide an introduction to fashion illustration using a variety of traditional methods and computer-based Vector Illustration basic applications. You will learn about technical (flats) and stylized drawing. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

Co-requisites:

APRL 1000, APRL 1100, APRL 1360.

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Open Lab (APRL 1050)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This is an elective course that permits you to spend an additional 100 minutes per week of faculty-supervised time working in program laboratories on projects required by coursework being taken concurrent with the open lab. Must be taken A-F.
Co-requisites:

Concurrent registration in another APRL course.

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Textiles (APRL 1100)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  Because fabric is the primary component of apparel and many sewn products, an in-depth study of cloth fabrication will be covered in this class. Natural and manufactured fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishes and regulations affecting textiles will be studied. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Pattern Development 1 (APRL 1360)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers the development of basic bodice and sleeve slopers, using body measurements. You will learn to take accurate measurements, analyze fit, and make pattern adjustments. You will create style variations by learning to manipulate basic slopers. You will learn appropriate terminology and use drafting tools to make working and final patterns. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

Co-requisites:

APRL 1000, APRL 1025, and APRL 1100.

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Garment Construction (APRL 1400)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides intermediate garment construction techniques. The student will be introduced to hand stitches, inner support materials, facings zipper applications, and closures used to construct quality garments. Students will learn and apply techniques by producing samples, construction a lined vest, and a lined pair of pants. I instructions is delivered by lecture and demonstration. Student assessment is evaluated by assigned samples, pattern work, fit and constructions of the garments along with a written mid-term and final examination. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1000, APRL 1025, APRL 1100, APRL 1360.

Co-requisites:

APRL 2015, APRL 2150, APRL 2350, APRL 2750.

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Knitwear (APRL 2015)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will introduce the student to pattern development and construction techniques used for knitwear and specialty fabrics. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1000, APRL 1025, APRL 1100, APRL 1360.

Co-requisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2150, APRL 2350, APRL 2750.

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Computer-Aided Design (APRL 2150)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course provides training using standard industry software. You will learn digitizing, grade-rule application, and marker making, as well as plotting patterns and markers. You will apply flat pattern design skills to the computer and develop pattern pieces and models. Computer-aided design software will allow you to create and alter patterns using imperial and metric measurements. Must be taken A-F
Prerequisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2350 and APRL 2750.

Co-requisites:

APRL 2355, APRL 2420.

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Pattern Development 2 (APRL 2350)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will provide you with the technical skills essential for developing industry standard patterns for complex designs. You will analyze, develop and construct patterns for notched collars, kimono sleeves, and torso- and sheath-style garments. You will identify and apply dart manipulation methods and construct original patterns. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1000, APRL 1025, APRL 1100 and APRL 1360.

Co-requisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2150, APRL 2750.

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Draping and Pattern Workroom (APRL 2355)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  Draping is the art of creating patterns by draping fabric on a dress form; it is the three-dimensional method that allows for visual analysis. You will start with basic bodices and advance through bias draping. You will also learn the industrial pattern workroom process from design through production patterns. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2350 and APRL 2750.

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Advanced Garment Construction (APRL 2420)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course presents advanced levels of garment construction. You will explore pattern adjustment, fitting techniques, and specialized construction applications. You will learn and use specialized techniques for a variety of ready-to-wear and couture garments. You will analyze fit, perform pattern adjustments, and construct a jacket and shirt. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2350 and APRL 2750.

Co-requisites:

APRL 2150, APRL 2350.

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Fitting Analysis and Application (APRL 2540)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course provides techniques for solving fitting problems with a variety of garments. You will analyze and devise solutions to fitting problems with pants, skirts, blouses, shirts, jackets, and dresses. You will then practice sizing, fitting, and sewing alterations. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 2150, APRL 2420 and APRL 2355.

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Clothing Line Design (APRL 2550)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is a capstone to the Apparel Technologies program. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate concepts and skills by developing a line of clothing. You will explore fashion history, color theory, concept and theme development, and the creative process. Also, you will examine market categories, fabrication and sourcing. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 2150, APRL 2355 and APRL 2420.

Co-requisites:

APRL 2540.

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Internship (APRL 2650)

Credits:  2   Internship/Practicum:  2.00

Description:  This course provides experiences in an industrial setting with an apparel manufacturer. You will have the opportunity to review portfolios, develop interview skills, practice time management and apply apparel technology skills at a n actual worksite. Internships are only available to advanced-certificate-seeking students. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 2540 or APRL 2550; or instructor approval

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Product Development and Manufacturing (APRL 2750)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course provides techniques in the product development and manufacturing process of garments. You will design, spec, and manufacture an apparel or soft goods product. You will learn about trends, line development, prototypes, fabric sourcing, costing and operations. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1000, APRL 1100, APRL 1025 and APRL 1360.

Co-requisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2050 and APRL 2350.

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Bridal and Special Occasion (APRL 2900)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will cover fitting and construction skills specific to the bridal and special occasion markets, with an emphasis on couture techniques. You will construct samples and, as a capstone project, a bridal or evening wear test garment. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2350, APRL 2750, or instructor approval.

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Pattern Grading and Size Analysis (APRL 2910)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will explain and demonstrate the skill of developing multiple-sized patterns by simple and reliable methods. You will learn fundamental methods that are useful guides to grading patterns for all styles of ready-to-wear clothing. You will gain a better understanding of the mechanics of grading and realize the importance of knowing how to grade properly. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2350 and APRL 2750 or instructor approval.

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Leather and Fur Construction (APRL 2940)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides insight into the origin of leather and into its manufacturing process. You will gain practical experience in making a leather garment and finishing techniques in fur. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2350, APRL 2750 or instructor approval.

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