Textile and Fashion Careers'S WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the Textile and Fashion Careers Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Textile and Fashion Careers

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Cathy Harris (Email:   crharri@carrollk12.org  ) :  

Professional Experience:

  • 20 years of experience in upholstery, drapery construction, and installations
  • 10 years of experience in design engineering for Londontowne Corporation (London Fog)

Specialized Training:

  • Maryland Institute of Art
  • Hood College
  • McDaniel College
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DESCRIPTION

Students in this program are provided opportunities to  develop the professional skills and technical knowledge required in careers in fashion and textile fabrication. Instruction is given in materials  selection, design, cutting, sewing, fitting, alterations, decoration, as well as the cultural, historical and political aspects of textiles. A variety of design  projects allow students to develop their creative skills. An in-depth study of fashion design, interior design, and merchandising is also offered.  Students personally construct garments to prepare for the student-produced fashion show.

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts you in touch with state of the art  technology so students can experience their chosen career field before they go to college.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Learn from an experienced instructor and work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day.  After gaining skills and experience some of our best students to come back as in house interns or find an internship at a local business. ((more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Textile and Fashion Careers Program has been successful in competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • Garment construction
  • Equipment and machine operations
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Handcrafts
  • Interior design
  • Pattern making
  • Physical and chemical science of textiles
  • Retail careers
  • Technology and industry concepts
  • Textile design
  • Textile embellishment and manipulation

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program-

<Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program during their JUNIORyear> 

<Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program during their SENIOR year> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Textile and Fashion Careers partners with Stevenson University- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreement with this college:

  • Stevenson University – 3 credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Textile and Fashion Careers? 
  2. Prerequisites: 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • As the class progresses from level 1 to level 2 the ability to produce and create under deadlines is critical
  • Keeping up with projects is essential
  • Ability to communicate and successfully collaborate with others
  • Ability to follow multi-step directions
  • Ability to organize information visually
  • Being able to work in stressful situations
  • Being alert and aware of what’s going on around you
  • Creative ability
  • Critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Dependability and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Professional behavior
  • Proficient reading, writing and math skills
  • Strong hand and eye coordination
  • Strong manual dexterity
  • Working quickly & accurately under time constraints
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (6 credits)-

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-4: home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SPRING

Mods 1-4: home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

 

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • Hemmer Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Planning Assistant
  • Quality Control Expert
  • Sample Maker
  • Serger Operator
  • Workroom Manager

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • Buyers for Retail
  • Client Service Manager
  • Computer Technician for Textiles
  • Custom Drapery Consultant
  • Fashion Blogger
  • Personal Shopper
  • Quality Control Expert
  • Sole Proprietorship Enterprise
  • Window Sylist

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • Art Director for a product
  • Brand Strategist
  • Buyers for Retail
  • Computer Technician for Textiles
  • Creative Director
  • Fashion Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Fashion Director
  • Marketing Manager and/or Researcher
  • Product Developer
  • Retail Buyer
  • Sole Proprietorship Enterprise
  • Textile Chemist
  • Textile Designer

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

 Stevenson University- has an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

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