Fashion and Interior Design

Course Description:

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you'll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you'll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you'll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Fashion and Interior Design
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Apparel and Furnishings—Other
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Online Instructor Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
Subject Area : Human Services
Course Identifier : Apparel and Furnishings—Other
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 810-591-4401

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

Additional Cost Description: Most courses have no additional costs; however some have required books or other materials that are not included in the course. Some required books or other materials may be available for checkout from schools or public libraries. See the provider's course description for required books/materials or call 810-591-4401 for assistance.

• Describe careers in the fashion and design industry. • Classify careers from entry to professional level. • Explore entrepreneurship opportunities in the design industry. • Research and present information on design careers, including the responsibilities, employment opportunities, and education/training requirements. • Identify the basic components of Internet marketing. • Define and illustrate the elements of design • Create a color wheel • Recognize basic color schemes • Research the psychology of color • Define and illustrate the principles of design • Describe why communication is the basis of all relationships • Distinguish between non-assertive, assertive, and aggressive communication • Demonstrate communication skills that promote positive relationships in the work place • Practice active-listening skills • Utilize conflict-resolutions skills • Exhibit work expectations of an employer in the design industry • Identify and select the appropriate tools and equipment. • Demonstrate the proper and safe use of tools and equipment. • Practice care and maintenance of equipment. • Identify a variety of fabrics through tactile activities. • Compare and contrast natural and synthetic fabrics. • Recognize types of fabric construction. • Identify fabrics appropriate for various purposes. • Identify roles and responsibilities of members and professional service organizations, including career and technical student organizations. • Identify and explain the purpose of sewing machine parts. • Demonstrate math skills as they relate to sewing. • Demonstrate the threading of the sewing machine. • Demonstrate straight stitching. • Identify and demonstrate various stitches. • Interpret written instructions and construct a basic sewing project. • Identify technology utilized in the design field. • Analyze technology trends impacting the design industry. • Utilize technology to construct a sewing project. • Explain the impact of trends and social climate on fashion styles. • Identify appropriate clothing styles for various events. • Identify factors that impact clothing costs. • Demonstrate the procedure for recording accurate body measurements. • Analyze proper fit. • Select materials and supplies for fashion projects. • Calculate the costs of a given fashion project. • Interpret written directions for constructing a fashion project. • Apply math skills and construct a fashion project. • Identify steps of the decisions-making process. • Describe the difference between a need and a want. • Explain how values and goals affect decisions. • Identify and utilize the planning process. • Develop a personal-growth project. • Explain the impact of political and social climates on decorating styles. • Define green design. • Research eco-friendly design products. • Examine the positive and negative impact that a design product has on the environment. • Redesign an item into another useful product. • Identify the characteristics of furnishing styles. • Identify factors that impact furnishing choices. • Apply the principles and elements of the design in selecting an interior design project. • Interpret written directions for assembling/constructing an interior project. • Apply math skills and construct interior design project. • Apply the principles and elements of design in selecting an interior design project. • Work cooperatively as a group member to achieve organizational goals. • Demonstrate leadership roles and organizational responsibilities. • Exhibit work expectations of an employer in the design industry. • Apply math, reading, science, and critical thinking skills as they relate to the design industry. • Identify steps of the decision-making process. • Distinguish between a need and a want. • Explain how values and goals affect decisions. • Identify and utilize the planning process. • Develop a personal growth project. • Identify personal talents and abilities that can contribute to self-esteem and success in the workplace. • Practice employability skills. • Practice a positive work ethic and identify negative work ethics. • Exhibit work expectations of an employer in the design industry. • Demonstrate communication skills that promote positive relationships in the workplace. • Research and present information on a design career to include roles and responsibilities, employment opportunities, and requirements for education and training.

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Partially Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Partially Met
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met

Review Conducted By: Fuel Education LLC
Date of Review: 07/08/2014

UNIT ONE: Introduction to Fashion and Interior Design
UNIT TWO: Building Basic Skills for the Design Industry
UNIT THREE: Tools of the Trade
UNIT FOUR: Sewing and Technology
UNIT FIVE: Clothing
Midtem Exam
UNIT SIX: Fashion Design Projec
UNIT SEVEN: Interior and Environmental Design
UNIT EIGHT: Considering Interior Design
UNIT NINE: Interior Design Project
UNIT TEN: Presenting as a Professional
Final Exam
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Students can contact their online instructor as needed. Online instructors have posted office hours, and provide contact information.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
13-14 3 2 66.67% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.
14-15 15 9 60.0%
19-20 22 15 68.18%