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Fashion Business Industry Program (F112) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

Aspiring fashion entrepreneurs will gain the necessary business and apparel construction skills required for success in starting or developing a small business in the Fashion Business Industry program.

Fashion Management Program (F102) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

The Fashion Management program prepares you with essential knowledge and skills required to meet the Canadian fashion industry’s core business needs. You will gain a deep understanding of apparel, manufacturing inputs and processes, and movement in the supply chain, as well as management of the value, costing and quality of apparel until it reaches the consumer. You will also be able to apply the tools of marketing and merchandising to maximize product success in the market. This program is designed to meet the needs of today’s Canadian market, which has shifted from a focus on manufacturing to product development, niche markets and outsourced production.

Fashion Techniques and Design Program (F113) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

The Fashion Techniques and Design program prepares graduates for careers in garment manufacturing design rooms. The program simulates, as closely as possible, the industry’s standards, practices and facilities. You will use industrial machines and learn the essentials of fashion sketching, pattern making, pattern grading and clothing construction. Additional core subjects include textiles, technical specifications and history of costume. Program electives allow you to select specific related subject areas, such as fashion show development, portfolio development, draping, lingerie and bridal and evening wear. Computer skills in Adobe Illustrator, pattern drafting and pattern grading are included as core and elective courses and are continually upgraded to meet industry needs.

Gemmology Program (F105) 2015 - 2016 Certificate Full Time

The Gemmology program teaches you to analyze and classify a wide variety of gem materials, both natural and artificially created. The program focuses on analyzing chemical and physical characteristics of gem and gem-like materials, and identifying different gems. The gem materials are classified into categories according to their desirable characteristics, which eventually determine the value of the gems. To accomplish the identification and classification, you use a number of specially designed instruments such as microscopes, spectroscopes, refractometers, polariscopes and others.

International Fashion Management (Postgraduate) Program (F412) 2015 - 2016 Post Graduate Full Time

Students interested in expanding their knowledge of the international apparel industry to be able to participate with global companies or to import/export will benefit from the International Fashion Management program.

Jewellery Arts Program (F114) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

The Jewellery Arts program focuses on both the goldsmithing techniques and design skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith. You learn all aspects of jewellery making – sawing, filing, soldering, casting, forging and decorative metal techniques such as inlay, filigree and chasing, as well as the particulars of working with silver, gold and platinum.

Jewellery Essentials Program (F111) 2015 - 2016 Certificate Full Time

The Jewellery Essentials program provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in the jewellery industry. You will learn to saw, file, solder, grind, polish and finish metals including copper, brass, silver and gold. Fabrication and centrifugal casting techniques will be used to create jewellery pieces to high standards.

Jewellery Methods Program (F110) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

The Jewellery Methods program provides you with the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in this demanding profession as a goldsmith/bench jeweller. The essential skills of measuring, sawing, filing, soldering and finishing are stressed early in the program.



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