Fashion Flats

Flat sketching is an essential part of garment production. It communicates details in the design and construction of a garment, from concept to marketing. This course introduces the professional techniques used to create fashion flats, ranging from traditional hand sketching to the use of Adobe Illustrator to produce sketches digitally in a vector format. Prerequisite: Mac Basics or equivalent; experience with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is a plus. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and...
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Professional Practices: Fashion

This course introduces you to working in the fashion industry, whether your focus is fashion design, illustration, textile design, buying, or merchandising. Through lectures, research, visiting professionals, and field trips, you are familiarized with current models of practice and study the various roles involved in shaping a contemporary fashion business. Whether you intend to freelance or intern, establish a small design studio, or work for a fashion company, this course helps you understan...
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Brand Strategy and Accessory Design

Develop, design, and realize a collection of accessories. Then learn how to make your line of products a brand by bringing to life its unique message. Learn how to sketch your ideas to industry standards. Explore who the customer is, determine the sales channels, and define a unique brand identity for your products. Use current technology to makea final PowerPoint “deck” and real-time information that will give you the foundation you need to enter the marketplace. Knowledge of PowerPoint a...
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Fashion Marketing in a Global Environment

This course provides a foundation in fashion marketing strategy within a global context. Students learn marketing terminology and concepts through analysis of target markets, the global marketplace, branding communication, and the development of integrated marketing programs within the fashion industry. Students investigate the theoretical and practical underpinnings of marketing design and learn to build profitable customer relationships. The class examines the process of product planning, pr...
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Retail Buying

Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and all manufacturer’s account representatives. Topics include open to buys, cumulative markups, shortages, vendor analysis, and stock sales. Students learn to buy or communicate with buyers on their level and complete practical and realistic assignments. Bring a calculator to the first class. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree st...
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Fashion Merchandising

Study the fundamentals of merchandising: market research, planning and control, product development, promotion, and presentation. Analyze case studies outlining strategies used by manufacturers and retailers. Study the impact of consumer behavior, its relationship to forecasting, and the importance of “global merchandising.” Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree students with permission of program
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Consumer Behavior

Today’s competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer-psychographics and demographics- and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree students with permission of program
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Basic Pump Parameters and the Affinity Laws

Students of this three-hour course will be provided with important concepts associated with the operation of centrifugal pumps to include pump performance parameters, design considerations, efficient operation, and the affinity laws. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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HVAC Made Easy - Environmental Issues and Refrigerants

This two-hour course discusses the issues related to Ozone layer depletion, Global warming, Green house effect and the Refrigerants. The refrigerants are considered to be one of the major sources of ozone layer depletion. The environmental concerns have put a tremendous pressure on the phase out of certain refrigerants, which have traditionally ruled the global air-conditioning & refrigeration industry for decades. Current and anticipated future restrictions limit or prohibit the use of ozone ...
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Introduction to Metallurgical Failure Analysis

This three hour online course discusses the various types of failure mechanisms and the process of conducting a metallurgical failure analysis. Failure Analysis is one of the most useful techniques for ensuring the safety and reliability of products and plant facilities/components. The main benefits are the prevention of failure in a similar equipment, and improvement in useful service life through design or material modifications. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which ...
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LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations

The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. In recent years, the demand for high-performance buildings has grown tremendously as a result of increased awareness of the need for sustainable development. The LEED Rating System is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance buildings that are designed and built to minimize resource consumption, to reduce life cycle costs, and to maximize health and environmental performance across a wi...
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Selected Topics in Mechanics of Materials

Whether you are an engineer or an architect, it is essential to have a basic understanding about mechanics of materials. This course introduces engineers and architects to the principles involved in designing typical components such as drive shafts, floor beams, pressure tanks, and bolted connections found in machines or structures. The content of this course covers stress, strain, mechanical properties of materials, axial loading, torsion, bending, deflection and column stability with the emp...
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Selection and Sizing of Rupture Discs

This course covers the non-reclosing type of pressure relief devices known as rupture discs. It reviews the codes that govern rupture discs and the standard formulas and equations that are used to determine their proper selection and sizing. The course is directed toward Chemical and Mechanical Engineers in the process industries but should provide appeal to general practitioners as well. As a prerequisite, the student should have a basic familiarity with pressure vessels and piping systems. T...
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Assessing Risk Factors in Machinery

This four-hour course provides the basic knowledge required to assess the potential risk factors associated with machinery. The course quantifies reliability, design, production, life cycle, environmental, and safety factors so they can be assessed. Additional business/management related factors are also covered. Weighting risk factors and the use of risk multipliers is introduced. Risk mitigation strategies are covered in a follow-on course. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the ...
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Identifying Risk Factors In Machinery

This two-hour course provides an overview of the basic knowledge required to identify the potential risk factors associated with machinery. The attendee will understand the information required to determine risk. Assessment of risk including survey techniques and risk mitigation are covered in a follow on course. This basic course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end. The course reviews the importance of reliability, design, production, life cycle, environmental, and safety factors as th...
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Engineering Use of Geotextiles

This online course describes various geotextiles, test methods for evaluating their properties, and recommended design and installation procedures. The contents cover physical properties, functions, design methods, design details and construction procedures for geotextiles as used in pavements, railroad beds, retaining wall earth embankment, rip-rap, concrete revetment, and drain construction. The course materials are based entirely on the DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-220-08FA: Engi...
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An Introduction to Environmental Regulations for Manufacturers and Industry

This three-hour course introduces the environmental regulatory system in the United States. It presents an introduction to the major federal environmental rules affecting manufacturers and industry. This course is organized to present these rules as follows: General requirements for chemical and materials management Air quality and emissions control regulatory program Water programs, including drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater Solid and hazardous waste regulatory program This co...
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