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School of Technology

Grinstead Building, Room 009
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4439
Fax: 660.543.4578
Email: Dr. Doug Koch


Student Outcomes


The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

Program Outcomes:

Communicate and collaborate effectively in both individual and team settings in a creative environment.

Demonstrate professional qualities that are socially, ethically, and responsibly moral in a diverse society.

Use technology to create and present materials, organize and analyze data, and manage the production of soft goods from development through retail consumption.

Demonstrate awareness of constant changes within the global fashion market and the need for sustainable materials in textile products.

Interact effectively with co-workers, supervisors and customers to solve problems that lead to effective management and leadership.


Outcome #1 Communication/Interpersonal Skills

a. develop and practice written communication skills

b. develop and practice oral communication skills

c. develop and practice digital communication sills

d. develop and practice team development and collaboration

e. practice leadership skills


Outcome #2   Technical Skills

a. practice use of Microsoft office suite software

b. practice store layout and design using software

c. develop and practice product development and design

d. practice use of apparel production equipment

e. develop and practice use of media production and presentation


Outcome #3 Fundamental Concepts

a. develop knowledge of  fashion cycles and theories

b. practice the development of various fashion marketing supply chains

c. develop knowledge about international market centers and designers

d. develop and practice appropriate trend market research

e. develop an understanding of fashion history and styles

f. develop an understanding and practice the application of government policy and the effects on the fashion industry

g. develop and practice the elements and principles of design

h. develop an understanding of interior design styles

i. develop knowledge of different life stages and consumer needs

j. develop and practice the importance of cultural diversity


Outcome # 4 Scientific Skills for Textiles

a. develop an understanding  and demonstrate the use of textile fibers and properties

b. develop an understanding and demonstrate the use of fiber applications and care

c. develop an understanding and demonstrate the use of fabric construction weaves and knits

d. develop an understanding and demonstrate the use of fabric finishes and treatments

e. develop an understanding of textile chemicals and its impact on the environment


Outcome #5 Product Knowledge and Development Conceptual Skills

a. develop skills for garment construction

b. develop knowledge of garment styles, features and  techniques

c. develop knowledge of the product development process

d. develop an understanding of government regulations and labeling

e. practice the analysis of quality apparel products

f. develop an understanding of international sourcing and production


Outcome #6  Fashion Merchandising and Business Management Skills

a. develop and practice store layouts and merchandise placement

b. develop and practice fashion show production

c. develop and practice target market analysis and diversity

d. develop and practice wholesale and retail math applications

e. develop and practice merchandise budgets and buying plans

f. develop and practice customer service and sales

g. develop and practice sustainable business practices


Outcome #7 Professional Development and Career Skills

a. develop career options

b. develop resume

c. practice interviewing techniques

d. assess personal image and dress

e. develop, practice and access professional conduct at work/social environments

f. develop, practice and assess time management

g. develop, practice and access management in professional roles