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Apparel Technologies

What it is

In the Apparel Technologies program, you will receive extensive hands-on training in design, manufacturing, alteration and fitting by industry-experienced instructors and gain a sense of personal accomplishment. The program is the only one of its kind in the upper Midwest and will teach you to produce finished, professional garments from pattern to final product.


  • Unique. Our Apparel Technologies program is the only one of its kind in the region.
  • Location. The Apparel Technologies program is conveniently located in Downtown Minneapolis.
  • Our Expert Faculty. Thanks to a low student‐to‐teacher ratio, you will receive personal attention from qualified, experienced faculty members with unique industry backgrounds.
  • Industry Standard Technology and Facilities. Our technology provides outstanding experience to prepare students to be industry leaders.
  • Fashion Show. Annual event featuring capstone collections of graduating students.

Award Requirements and Course Descriptions & Outlines

Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of clothing design and product development, including considerations for sustainability
  2. Safely and effectively operate industrial equipment and following workroom procedures
  3. Analyze fit, solve problems, and perform corrective adjustment
  4. Orally and visually communicate design processes and concepts
  5. Design, manipulate and adjust basic garment patterns
  6. Fabricate, construct and finish a series of basic garments