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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 32621     HEGIS 1009

The major in Technical Design prepares students for entry into the apparel industry, provides a solid foundation for complex technical design competencies, deepens students problem solving and critical thinking abilities, and facilitates the development of professional practices, interpersonal skills, and personal abilities that equip students for advancement in the evolving garment industry.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATC 311 - Production Pattern Development I2
TC 321 - Computerized Pattern Development2
RELATED AREAMG 314 - Manufacturing Process Analysis2
TS 301 - Advanced Textiles for Technical Design2.5
LIBERAL ARTSEN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
MA 321 - Data Analysis for Business Applications*3
SS 141 - Macroeconomics**3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATC 312 - Production Pattern Development II2
TC 322 - Computerized Grading, Marking, and Specs3
TC 341 - Technical Design: Wovens2
LIBERAL ARTSSC 032 - Color Science Laboratory1
SC 332 - Color and Light3
SS 242 - Microeconomics3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see American History* G103
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATC 421 - Computerized Pattern and Fit Corrections2
TC 441 - Technical Design II: Stretch2
TC 451 - Production and Technical Design2
IC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning
  or TS 332 - Technical Design for Sweater Knits
RELATED AREAFM 302 - Merchandising for Technical Design2
LIBERAL ARTSSS 343 - Labor Economics
  or 443 - International Economics
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATC 491 - Technical Design Senior Project2.5
LIBERAL ARTSSS 354 - Comparative Political Systems
  or 374 - Cross-Cultural Studies G9*
choice - see Foreign Language*3
choice - Liberal Arts Elective3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Humanities* G73
 Total Credits: 66

*Fall 2014 Requirements: See below.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

American History: 3 credits
Any course that meets General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language: 6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Humanities: 3 credits
CHOICE of any course that meets General Education Humanities requirement (G7).

If MA 222 was not previously taken, students must take MA 222 in the fifth semester and MA 321 in the eighth semester, in the place of the Liberal Arts elective. Arithmetic proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 222. Algebra proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 321.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of SS 354 or 374 (either one of these meets G9).

**If SS 141 was previously taken, student must take another 3-credit liberal arts course.

NOTE: Students entering this program must complete AR 101 and (AR 215 or FF 242) and (FD 111 or DP 111) and (FD 121 oPM 121) and FD 131 and FD 241  and TS 111.