Fashion Technology & Production Services
PURPOSE: This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the garment and textile industry.
PROGRAM CONTENT: This course stresses the understanding and demonstration of the following aspects of the garment and textile industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor, community, health, safety and environmental issues.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The entire program is 900 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCP’s:
|OCP B||Power Machine Operator||50|
|OCP D||Construction Specialist||150|
|OCP E||Alterationist for Fine Clothing||150|
|OCP F||Custom Tailor/Pattermaker||200|
Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a full program completion certificate are 9th grade in math, reading and language on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Individuals could work in the garment and textile industry as salesperson, sewers, patternmakers, consultants and privately owned business.
SALARY: Earnings for garment and textile industry workers vary by specialty and level of responsibility. For example, average hourly earnings of retail salespersons is $10; of sewers, $11; of Custom Tailor/Patternmaker, $13; and of custom Sewers, $22. The demand for garment and textile industry workers is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations.
NOTE: Different kinds of financial aid are available to eligible students and eligible programs. Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.