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Apparel Technologies
Course Code
APRL 1000  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Industrial Sewing Methods 
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.



Course Code
APRL 1025  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Fashion Imaging 
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.

 


Course Code
APRL 1050  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Open Lab 
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. 
Prerequisites  
Co-requisites

Concurrent registration in another APRL course.

 


Course Code
APRL 1100  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Textiles 
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.



Course Code
APRL 1200  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Pattern Grading and Size Analysis 
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 1360.



Course Code
APRL 1360  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Pattern Development 1 
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.

 


Course Code
APRL 1400  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Garment Construction 
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.

 


Course Code
APRL 1660  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Fitting Analysis and Application 
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 1000, APRL 1400.



Course Code
APRL 1800  Credits 2.0 Lec 2.0 Lab View Details
Title Draping and Pattern Workroom 
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 1360.



Course Code
APRL 2015  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Knitwear 
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.

 


Course Code
APRL 2150  Credits 2.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Computer-Aided Design 
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 1000, APRL 1025, APRL 1100, APRL 1360



Course Code
APRL 2350  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Pattern Development 2 
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 1025, APRL 1360.

Co-requisites

APRL 1400, APRL 2150, APRL 2750.

 


Course Code
APRL 2420  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Advanced Garment Construction 
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 2350, or instructor approval.

Co-requisites

APRL 1800.

 


Course Code
APRL 2550  Credits 2.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Clothing Line Design 
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 2350 or instructor approval.

Co-requisites

APRL 1660, APRL 1800, APRL 2420 or instructor approval.

 


Course Code
APRL 2650  Credits 2.00 Int./Prac. View Details
Title Internship 
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 1360, APRL 1400, APRL 2350; or instructor approval



Course Code
APRL 2750  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Product Development and Manufacturing 
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 1360.



Course Code
APRL 2900  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Bridal and Special Occasion 
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 1000, APRL 1360 or instructor approval.

Co-requisites

APRL 1400

 


Course Code
APRL 2940  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Leather and Fur Construction 
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 1000, APRL 1360; or instructor approval.

Co-requisites

APRL 1400.