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Apparel Textile Technology - Fashion Design & Product Development

ATT grad to compete on the new TV show ‘Styled to Rock’ this fall!

Keenan ZenoSPSU’s own Keenan Zeno, who graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors of Apparel Textile Technology will be one of 12 talented individuals competing to become America’s next trendsetting designer on the Style Network’s “Styled to Rock,” produced by recording artist, actress and fashion designer Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

“Styled to Rock” premieres on the Style Network on Wed., Nov. 5, at 8 p.m.

You can see an interview with Keenan at:

 What is Fashion?

Fashion is clothing that is in style at a particular time.

SPSU strives to ensure that the graduating student acquires conceptual technology based comprehension of the fashion/apparel industry. The curriculum focuses on concept, design, product development, apparel marketing, international sourcing, and merchandising while providing related courses in management and industrial engineering.

The Bachelor of Apparel and Textile degree provides entry to the industry in various professional areas such as:

  • Technical Fashion Design
  • International SourcingWhat is hybrid and online
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Product Development
  • Merchandising
  • Project Management
  • Apparel Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship
SPSU helps students prepare for a fast-paced apparel career through a technology based curriculum combining the advantage of both the classroom and the laboratory.

After earning their degree, students find their niche in areas such as Fashion/apparel design, International sourcing, apparel marketing, merchandising, plant operations and entrepreneurship.

The business of designing, producing, sourcing and distributing sewn products such as apparel is one of the largest and most important industries in the USA and worldwide. Excellent starting salaries, rapid advancement, job diversity, and travel are just some of the benefits to apparel technology graduates. The challenge is for the graduating student to use the skills they have obtained in the major courses along with sound management principles to create apparel better, faster and more profitably.

In the classroomSee what our students can do!

Discover the methods, materials and systems used in product development, production and sourcing of apparel items by reviewing current technologies and applications. Apparel technology students learn the entire sequence of apparel manufacturing

  • Selection of fibers and fabrics
  • Pattern grading and design
  • Operator selection and training
  • Machine evaluation and testing
  • Computerized marking
  • Computerized cutting
  • Computerized pressing
  • International warehousing and distributing

They will also learn major engineering principles - costing, production rating, and global sourcing combined with management courses giving the graduate an excellent conceptual basis to enter the industry.

State-of-the-art facilities

Students study in one of the nation's most modern facilities. The W. Clair Harris Apparel and Textile Center includes next generation equipment, classrooms, a lecture hall and computer labs.

The center also includes:
  • two computer-aided design labs
  • an interactive audio/video teleconference center
  • a textile fabric formation laboratory
  • a textile testing laboratory

The W. Clair Harris Apparel and Textile Center was created to provide students with access to state-of-the-art technologies, showcase the industry’s best ideas, and provide needed research for apparel and textile-related industries.

Experience matters

Students learn from experience. SPSU faculty members have extensive industrial experience in manufacturing and consulting engineering.

The experienced faculty offer individual attention in small classes. The small class sizes also provide students easy access to state-of the art systems and equipment.

Contact us:
Apparel Textile Technology
Department of Industrial Engineering Technology
Building M, Room 108
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-915-7243
Fax: 678-915-4991





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