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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. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2017. 

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 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications3
SS 131 - General Psychology *3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATC 312 - Production Pattern Development II2
TC 322 - Computerized Grading, Marking, and Specs3
TC 341 - Technical Design: Wovens2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
SC 147 - The Forensics of Fiber Analysis
  or 332 - Color and Light and SC 032 Color Science Laboratory
SS 171 - Introductory Sociology *3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATC 421 - Computerized Pattern and Fit Corrections2
TC 441 - Technical Design II: Stretch2
RELATED AREAIC 496 - Senior Internship B: Career Planning
  or TS 332 - Technical Design for Sweater Knits
LIBERAL ARTSHA 344 - History of Western Costume *3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language3
SS 386 - Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective **3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATC 451 - Production and Technical Design2
TC 491 - Technical Design Senior Project2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/ Foreign Language3
SS 334 - The Psychology of Color *3
SS 376 - Clothing and Society *3
 Total Credits: 62

Fall 2017 Requirements:  See below

*Liberal Arts:  36 credits

The degree includes the Fashion History, Theory and Culture  minor as part of its liberal arts requirements. Students must declare the minor in the Academic Advisement Center to be awarded the minor along with the major. If a course from the minor has been previously taken, students may select other liberal arts electives. 

  • History of Art: 6 credits.  HA 112 and HA 344
  • English: 3 credits.   EN 121 and any additional EN course must be completed prior to enrolling in EN 321
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)
  • Science: 3 credits.  SC 147 or SC 332/ SC 032
  • Mathematics: 3 credits. Algebra proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 311
  • Social Sciences: 15 credits.  SS 131, SS 171, SS 334, SS 376 and SS 386

NOTE: An ideal candidate for the Tech Design BS degree program has earned an associate's degree in either Fashion or Menswear Design from an accredited college. Interested students without a background in Fashion or Menswear Design are required to take the following bridge courses before the start of the program.

Required knowledge areas prior to program entry:

  • TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles
  • FD 131 Sewing Techniques I OR FD 133 Materials and Construction I
  • FD 117 Design Studio I - Introduction to Draping OR DP 111 Draping Proficiency I
  • PM 121 Patternmaking I: Misses' and Women's Wear OR FD 243 Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking
  • AR 101 Fashion Art and Design
  • TC 111 Beginning Adobe Illustrator for Patternmaking