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Career Technical Education

Fashion Technology

The Fashion industry is an exciting and creative field for those who are passionate about designing clothing and accessories.

Fashion Design programs provide exposure and foundational skills necessary to success in the fashion industry. Students have the opportunity to discover their fashion sense while learning how to sew and construct garments. Over time, students explore a range of careers in the fashion industry while learning design skills including creating hand sketches and working with graphic design and computer assisted design technologies. Students also learn about the qualifications for working in various roles within design companies and major retailers. Students also gain experience in the business of fashion.

Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Fashion Technology. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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