Fashion TECH Program (F117)

  • Program Name:
    Fashion TECH
  • Code: F117
  • Credential:
    George Brown College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
  • Duration:
    3 semesters (10 weeks, 15 weeks, 15 weeks)
  • Centre:
  • School: Fashion & Jewellery
  • Location: Fashion Exchange, 63 Regent Park Blvd.
  • Starting Months: January, May, July, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    Tuition funded for eligible applicants
  • Experiential Learning:

    280 Hours Work Integrated Learning Field Placement

  • Spring 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 3: Hybrid

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Program Overview

Graduates acquire the digital and hands-on training to enter skilled employment as machine operators in the digital fashion technology fields of knitting, embroidery, dye sublimation or laser cutting.

Full Description

Fashion TECH is a unique program designed to provide the digital and hands-on skills necessary to enter digital fashion technology fields. Graduates acquire specific skills needed for machine operation in embroidery, knitting, dye sublimation or laser cutting. As the fashion industry continues to expand local production and adopt advanced technologies, there are increasing opportunities for employment in these fields.

The Fashion TECH program is offered through our School of Fashion and Jewellery and classes take place at our Fashion Exchange (FX), located at 63 Regent Park Blvd. FX is more than a learning lab; it's also a production facility readily accessible to local designers and fashion producers where you will be immersed in day-to-day apparel manufacturing operations and will have the opportunity to network with industry members.


Required Courses

Semester 1

Course Code Courses
FASH 1182 Digital Literacy for Fashion Careers
FASH 1183 Fashion Orientation
FASH 1184 Introduction to Fashion Textile Technology Knitting
FASH 1185 Introduction to Fashion Textile Technology Laser Cutting
FASH 1186 Introduction to Fashion Textile Technology Embroidery
FASH 1188 Introduction to Fashion Textile Technology Dye Sublimation Printing
FASH 1189 Fashion Technology Exploration

Semester 2

Course Code Courses
FASH 1254* Fashion Technology Specialization Preparation
FASH 1255 Field Preparation and Career Planning
FASH 1256 Workplace Regulations
FASH 1257 Workplace First Aid. St John's Ambulance

Semester 3

Course Code Courses
FASH 1258 Work Placement

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates from the program have found employment as Machine Operators in apparel production, specialty shops or maker labs. Sectors where laser cutting, embroidery, dye sublimation or knitting are applied include:

  • apparel such as sportswear, uniforms, bridal or fashion lines
  • home textiles and furnishings
  • art and design projects
  • signage and graphic materials
  • premium incentive branding
  • retail outlets that offer personalization services

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

Tuition funded for eligible applicants

Additional Costs

Tuition funded for eligible applicants

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Due to the nature of this program and the evolving admissions requirements, please contact us for the most up-to-date information:

Jeanine Larmour

Student Success/Industry Liaison/Instructor

Marilyn McNeil-Morin

Director, Fashion Exchange

How to Apply

The intake process involves the following steps:

  1. online application completion
  2. pre-screening process
  3. interview
  4. computer assessment
  5. English assessment

Contact Us

Fashion Exchange, 63 Regent Park Blvd., Toronto

Jeanine Larmour 

416-415-5000, ext. 4591

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