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Garment Construction

Recognition of Achievement


Overview

This program is designed to meet the challenging standards of the fashion industry. Applying professional practices, students learn the essential skills to draft patterns to produce a variety of garments. Emphasis on craftsmanship and speed is combined with a professional approach to practical courses. Graduates may elect to be entrepreneurs in their own business or work in the industry.

Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Entry Requirements

A good understanding of written and spoken English is necessary for success in this program. It is advisable for some students for whom English is a second language to take English Placement Assessment and complete the required ESL courses.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

DCP103
Basics of Garment Construction
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This course introduces students to the industrial sewing machine, simple patterns and basic fabric preparation. Preparation of fabric, correct measuring, layouts & cutting procedures precede the construction of two garments. Garments are constructed using recognized industrial methods with an industrial single needle machine and a serger.




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DCP160
Design and Textiles
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Fashion design and textiles are synonymous in the perfect garment. This course covers an aesthetic appreciation of fabrics as related to designing garments. Fibres and fabrics are studied so that the student learns to understand fabric behaviour and correctly select fabric suitable to end use and care.




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DCP110
Garment Construction Level I
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DCP103

This course covers the basic principles employed in garment construction. Professional standards are emphasized through the completion of samples giving the student a thorough foundation in garment construction principles. Techniques employed in the production of women's lined skirts and knit casual wear are emphasized. Garments are constructed using recognized industrial methods with an industrial single needle machine and a serger.




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DCP210
Garment Construction Level II
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110

This course provides the student with a thorough knowledge of the standard industrial techniques used in the construction of garments. A shirt and dress are produced based on a careful progression of difficulty. Garments are constructed using recognized industrial methods with an industrial single needle machine and a serger.




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DCP310
Garment Construction Level III
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP210

Students learn modern apparel construction techniques demonstrating advanced standards of work. The use and care of industrial equipment, together with technological advances in such equipment, are included. To enhance students' standards of construction and handling of fabric, two garments are produced: a pair of women's lined classic pants (wool or wool blend) and a dress using specialty evening wear fabrics (velvets, taffettas, lurex, etc.)




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Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
Maria.Graziosi@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22512


Mary Duldouras
Part-time Program Coordinator
Mary.Duldouras@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24122


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24019


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.