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Austin Community College's Continuing Education department is excited to bring the world of fashion to our classrooms with our Fashion Programs! We will be offering three Award options, which include: Fashion Design Certificate, Fashion Marketing Certificate, and Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design.


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Fashion Design

The Fashion Design Certificate will emphasize on the creation of clothing. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal vision and design philosophy while deepening their understanding of the various domestic and international market segments. Students will move from concept to production, learning drawing, draping, patternmaking, sewing, tailoring and specialty techniques.

The following classes are needed to complete the Fashion Certificate program:

  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Textiles
  • Ready to Wear Construction
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Draping
  • Flat Pattern I
  • Design Construction Techniques
  • Fashion History

Victoria Taylor - Department Chair Fashion Design
(512) 223-7906 || victoria.taylor@austincc.edu

Fashion Marketing

The Fashion Marketing Certificate provides students with an understanding of how the fashion industry operates. This certificate award plan is designed to meet the needs of individuals in the community who desire skills and knowledge in marketing. All of the courses will aid these employees of all industries that are involved in all functions of marketing by allowing them to better understand how these marketing functions can affect the marketing process and how they are interrelated.

  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Fashion Trends
  • Retail Buying -OR- Fashion Buying
  • Fashion Image
  • Fashion Promotion 48 hours
  • Principles of Retailing
  • Fashion Marketing Capstone

Ina Midkiff - Department Chair Marketing, Fashion Marketing
(512) 223-2072 || ina@austincc.edu

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design

This is a two-year course will provide students with an understanding of the fashion design industry. Contact an academic advisor to get started with this Degree Plan.

Victoria Taylor - Department Chair Fashion Design
(512) 223-7906 || victoria.taylor@austincc.edu

Nina Means - ACC Fashion Incubator Director
(512) 223-7081 || nina.means@austincc.edu

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Fashion Design Course Listings

2022 Fall Semester

Aug 22nd, 2022 - Dec 11th, 2022

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2023 Spring Semester

Jan 3rd, 2023 - May 29th, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

? How long does it take to complete the program?

Certificate programs are self-paced, but typically take 12-24 months to complete based upon 3-4 class load per semester. Most of the Fashion Design courses are in person. All the Fashion Marketing classes are online

Please Note: Not all classes may not be offered every semester.

? Do I have to take the classes in any specific order?

Some of the courses do have pre-reqs. Please click on the courses listed on our webpage to see full details about each class, or you can view the program maps here:

? Can I take just some of the classes but not all of them?

Yes. You may take any of the courses you like, as long as the prereq has been completed.

? Do these courses transfer for college credit?

If you take the classes as Continuing Education, they do not transfer as College Credit.

There are TWO options for our Fashion Certificates:

Continuing Education

A Continuing Education student does NOT receive college credit. The student takes the class as non-credit. No admissions process required. A student can sign up online or in-person and then just show up on the first day of class.

College Credit

A College Credit student receives college credit. A student must complete the ACC enrollment process. Please contact the ACC Admissions Office for this option.

NOTE: If you interested in the Associates of Applied Science in Fashion, please contact the ACC Admissions Office for information and enrollment.

? How much do the classes cost?

Our hands-on classes range in price, but generally fall in the price range of $180 - $395 per class.

? Where are the classes located?

The Fashion Design classes are currently located at ACC's Highland Campus (HLC) 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752

? Do I need to purchase any materials or textbooks?

Some of our courses do require textbooks and supplies. Class syllabus are distributed to students on the first day of class that includes this information. An approximate cost estimate is $75.00.

? What is Fashion Design? What are the Course Requirements?

The Fashion Design Certificate will emphasize on the creation of clothing. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal vision and design philosophy while deepening their understanding of the various domestic and international market segments. Students will move from concept to production, learning drawing, draping, patternmaking, sewing, tailoring and specialty techniques.

  • FSHD-1002/1302: Intro to Fashion (48 Hours)
  • FSHN-1001/1022: Textiles (48 Hours)
  • FSHD-1024/1324: Ready to Wear Construction (96 Hours)
  • FSHD-1022/1322: Fashion Sketching (64 Hours)
  • FSHD-2006/2306: Draping (80 Hours)
  • FSHD-1028/1328: Flat Pattern I (80 Hours)
  • FSHD-1051/1351: Design Construction Techniques (96 Hours)
  • FSHD-1011/1311: Fashion History (48 Hours)
? What is Fashion Marketing? What are the Course Requirements?

The Fashion Marketing Certificate provides students with an understanding of how the fashion industry operates. This certificate award plan is designed to meet the needs of individuals in the community who desire skills and knowledge in marketing within the fashion industry.

Fashion Marketing is an online program.

  • FSHD-1002/1302: Intro to Fashion (48 Hours)
  • FSHD-1008/1308: Fashion Trends (48 Hours)
  • FSHN-2003/2303: Fashion Buying -OR- BMGT-1047/1347: Retail Buying (48 Hours)
  • FSHN-2009/2309: Fashion Image (48 Hours)
  • FSHN-2001/2301: Fashion Promotion (48 Hours)
  • MRKG-1002/1302: Principles of Retailing (48 Hours)
  • FSHD-2070: Fashion Marketing Capstone (80 Hours)
? Continuing Education or College Credit?

There are TWO options for our Fashion Certificates:

Continuing Education

A Continuing Education student does NOT receive college credit. The student takes the class as non-credit. No admissions process required. A student can sign up online or in-person and then just show up on the first day of class.

If you take the classes as Continuing Education, they do not transfer as College Credit.

College Credit

A College Credit student receives college credit. A student must complete the ACC enrollment process. Please contact the ACC Admissions Office for this option.

NOTE: If you interested in the Associates of Applied Science in Fashion, please contact the ACC Admissions Office for information and enrollment.

? Can I take these classes just for enrichment?

Yes, you can take the classes as a Continuing Education student. However, these are college level classes, so they are rigorous.

? When are the classes offered?

Please refer to the list of courses above this FAQ area, which are sorted by current and upcoming semester. Clicking on a course title will open the schedule of your choice.

? How do I register for the Fashion Design program?

If you are taking the classes as Continuing Education, please contact the Continuing Education Registration Department.

If you are taking the classes for College Credit, you will need to contact College Admissions to discuss the enrollment/admissions process.

? What is the Fashion Incubator?

Austin Community College's Fashion Incubator prepares aspiring designers and established entrepreneurs for success in one of our city's most economically promising industries.

For questions about the Incubator, please contact: Nina Means, ACC Fashion Incubator Director: nina.means@austincc.edu | (512) 223-7081

? Useful Links & Resources

Victoria Taylor

Department Chair Fashion Design

  • victoria.taylor@austincc.edu
  • (512) 223-3706
  • Associates of Applied Science in Fashion Design

Ina Midkiff

Department Chair Marketing, Fashion Marketing

  • ina@austincc.edu
  • (512) 223-2072
  • Associates of Applied Science in Fashion Marketing

Nina Means

ACC Fashion IncubatorDirector

  • nina.means@austincc.edu
  • (512) 223-7081
  • Fashion Incubator

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