Fashion Technology & Production Services
Discover the industry of fashion.
This program provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills. The program also enhances work attitudes, general employability skills, technical and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication career cluster.
- Study fashion trends and anticipate designs that will appeal to consumers
- Decide on a theme for a collection
- Use computer-aided design programs (CAD) to create designs
- Visit manufacturers or trade shows to get fabric samples
- Select fabrics, embellishments, colors, or style for each garment or accessory
- Work with other designers or team members to create a prototype design
- Present design ideas to the creative director or showcase them in fashion or trade shows
- Market designs to clothing retailers or directly to consumers
- Oversee the final production of their designs
- Fashion Designer
- Industrial Designer
- Purchasing Manager
- Pattern Designer
Those with formal education in fashion design, excellent portfolios, and industry experience will have the best job prospects. However, strong competition for jobs is expected because of a large number of people who seek employment as fashion designers and the relatively few positions available.
In addition, it may be necessary for some fashion designers to relocate because employment opportunities for fashion designers are concentrated in New York and California.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $26.34 hourly or $54,790 annually.
Location and Hours:
- Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (Certificate – 1050 Hours)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fashion Designers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/fashion-designers.htm.