The Fashion Technology programs mission is to serve the community as a learning-centered, pen door program that provides technical training to meet the demands of the fashion industry and the needs of the individual. An open-exit option allows the students to identify their career objectives and participate in program exploration. The curriculum is designed to provide competency for a wide range of occupations in the fashion industry. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills are applied in clothing construction, industrial sewing, flat patternmaking, designing, textiles, fashion sketching, grading, marking and cutting and computerized grading and marking. Internship or cooperative education experiences are available to interested students. This broad background enables firm to select various occupations such as designer, patternmaker, cutter, or custom dressmaker. The program offers an Associate degree, and Certificates of Achievement, Completion and Competence. Faculty members assist students in selecting the courses related to their talents and interest.