El Paso Community College: Fashion Technology, Fashion Merchandising/Fashion Design/Fashion Illustration/Industrial Patternmaking
El Paso, Texas
Department of Fashion Technology

The Fashion Technology program at El Paso Community College focuses on preparing students for careers with instruction in industry-ready patternmaking techniques.  Students learn computer aided design, grading, and marking, as well as the business aspects of sourcing, expensing, and costing.  The program encourages creative thinking while maintaining a cost-effective and efficient approach.  Students may choose a concentration in Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design, or Fashion Illustration.

What fashion related programs and degrees does El Paso Community College offer?
As of 2011, El Paso Community College offers the following degrees:
AAS Fashion Technology, Fashion Merchandising
AAS Fashion Technology, Fashion Design
AAS Fashion Technology, Fashion Illustration
Certificate of Completion Fashion Technology, Industrial Patternmaking

What’s the school’s contact information?
El Paso Community College
Department of Fashion Technology
P.O. Box 20500
El Paso, TX 79998
Phone: 915-831-5057

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $1,700
Room & Board: not available

What’s the typical student profile?
El Paso Community College total undergraduate students: 27,600
Fashion program students: 80

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program offers open entry.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does El Paso Community College’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 2

What career placement services does El Paso Community College provide?
Students may choose to complete an internship, where they are usually placed among top companies.  Courses in the Fashion Technology program transfer to most community colleges in Texas and many four-year institutions.

All data is as of 2011.