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Fashion Industry

RCBC 2021 Annual Fashion Show

Associated Programs

Receive a solid introduction to all aspects of the apparel design industry. An emphasis on sewing construction, pattern making, sketching, fashion technology, textiles and business aspects in a global marketplace are included. Students will also have an opportunity to explore employment opportunities within the apparel design industry. 

Program Requirements 

Program Courses:   Credits:
FAD 107 Fashion Drawing  3
FAD 120 Apparel Construction 4
FAD 142 Pattern Development  4
FAD 160 Fashion Technology 3
  Total Required Credits:  14


Prepare for a career within the fashion marketing, merchandising, production and product development industry. This program is structured with the understanding that students will elect to transfer to a four-year institution that specializes in Fashion Merchandising, Product Development, Production, Business and/or Marketing.  

Program Requirements: 

Program Courses:   Credits:
ACC 110 Principles of Accounting 3
ECO 204 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FAD 120 Apparel Construction  4
FAD 131 Fashion Research Methods 3
FAD 135 Introduction to Textiles  3
FAD 144  History of Fashion Design  3
FAD 155 Fashion Merchandising  3


Library Services

  • Research assistance - help finding sources, evaluating sources

  • Online workshops for citing and plagiarism are held throughout the semester. To request a citing workshop, please email