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Fashion Technology and Production Services

Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students for initial employment in occupations related to alterations, tailoring, formalwear, costuming, accessories, embroidering, and patternmaking.

Description

This is a sewing program which will teach students to create garments from commercial patterns. Students will learn to use industrial sewing machines including the straight stitch, serger, blind hem and others. Students may be employed as seamstresses, tailors, dressmakers, and alterationist. This program is designed to help students produce custom made garments according to industry standards.

Students will complete a total of 1050 hours. All students are required to complete the first OCP for a total of 450 hours. Then students will choose a specialty for the remaining 600 hours.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of five Occupational Completion Points. OCP A is comprised of three core courses. After completing OCP A, students may select sequential OCPs depending on area of specialty. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

K500100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs
CTE0000 A Garment Fabrication Specialist 150
CTE0001 Industrial Seamstress 150
CTE0002 Introduction to Patternmaking and Entrepreneurship 150
CTE0003
and
CTE0004
or
CTE0005
B Alterations Specialist
and
Tailor for Menswear
or
Formalwear Specialist
300
and
300
or
300
CTE0006
or
CTE0007
or
CTE0008
C Costume Specialist
or
Accessories Specialist
or
Intimate Apparel Specialist
300
or
300
or
300
CTE0010 D Embroiderer 300
CTE0011 Embroidery Digitizer 300
CTE0012 E CAD Patternmaker I 300
CTE0013 CAD Patternmaker II 300
Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for the National Sewing and Design Professional Certification offered by the Association of Sewing Design Professionals, Inc.

Optional Exam(s)

  • NOCTI Apparel and Textile Production and Merchandising, National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

  • Valencia College:
    • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – 24 credits

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