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:

    HOURS
OCP A Seamstress 200
OCP B Power  Machine Operator 50
OCP C Alterationist 150
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.

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