The Fashion and Textiles Pathway can lead students to a career in retail, fashion merchandising, furnishings and interiors, or textile science. Students begin this Pathway with customer service skills, consumer behavior, color, elements of design, textiles and their properties, and merchandising math to include cost of goods sold, gross margin, markup, mark down, and percent change.
First year: Foundations of Interior Design Second year: Fundamentals of Fashion Third year: Textile Science
Interiors, Fashion, and Textiles students will learn the fundamentals of design and the interior design profession, including the fascinating world of how textiles are woven into the fabric of everyday life. The pathway will allow students to advance skills in the selection, purchase, design, care and construction of textiles products and about textiles for apparel, interior furnishings, and industrial application.
Students are also eligible to apply for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is the premier honor society for Career and Technical Education students, drawing on their experiences in the CTAE classroom.