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. The Fashion Technology and Production Services program consists of 1050 hours.
- 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
Entry-level wage in South Florida for a Fashion Designer is approximately $16.82 hourly and $35,000 annually. In other fashion districts, the average salary can range between $62,860 and $100,000.