DCP310 - Garment Construction Level III

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Subject Title
Garment Construction Level III

Subject Description
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.)

Credit Status
One credit toward the Garment Construction Recognition of Achievement.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Produce sewing samples using techniques for pants and evening wear.

2. Construct women's pants designed with a fly front and zipper, welt pockets & waistband.

2. Construct an evening dress in a specialty fabric demonstrating techniques such as boning, rolled hems, ruffles, ruching, loops.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

DCP210 - Garment Construction Level II
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the prerequisites are met.  If you do not have the required prerequisite subject (or have an advanced standing for the prerequisite subject) you will be asked to withdraw with the risk of academic and/or financial penalty. 

Students should consult the Program Information Package each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Packages are available from the Continuing Education Office. 

Topic Outline
1. Care and preparation of specialty fabrics 
2. Selection of fabrics for pants 

3. Selection and adaptation of commercial patterns for evening wear 

4. Pants:  
Flyfront with zipper (pants) 
Welt pockets 
Other advanced methods of zipper techniques 
Waistbands / Facings
5. Evening Wear: 
Rolled hems 
Loops and budrings  

Mode of Instruction
Demonstration and practical exercises 

Note:  Classes are not designed to provide all the information a student may need in order to grasp the subject; reading and other individual research or study is essential.  Class time is used to illustrate, illuminate, clarify and apply the most important and relevant parts of a complex subject.  The instructor is more than willing to discuss and clarify points to any student whether or not the student was present during the class when those point were covered.  However, content covered in scheduled classes cannot be redelivered by the instructor for a student who misses that class.  It is the responsibility of each student to make notes and study the material presented in the classes.

Required Supplies
Cutting shears, tape measure, pins and needles, thimble, chalk and marking pencils, tracing wheel, stitch ripper, c-thru ruler, industrial bobbin and bobbin case, scotch-tape, threader for surging machine, pens, pencils, notebook. Plus detailed list given during first class.  

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
As stated in Academic Policy, a student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade. Students who have not passed the term work may not be permitted to write the final examination.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:  

Garment 1 - Pants 30%
Garment 2 - Evening Wear 30%
Sample Book 40%


No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation,  the student has received a "D" grade.  

Approved by: Lisa Somers