Harper College


Program Overview

This 12 credit-hour certificate is designed to provide students with an introduction to various textile techniques and proficiency in techniques of choice. The study of textiles includes the technical structure of fabrics and methods of fabrication as well as surface design, which covers a range of techniques for altering or embellishing, such as embroidery, printing, dyeing, applique, etc. This program offers the fiber artist opportunities to explore the technical processes with the artistic development of textiles.

Program Requirements


Number Course Title Credits
FAS 107 3

Description: Explores natural and manufactured fibers, their production, uses, and characteristics. Includes discussion of yarns, fabrics, finishes, design methods, aesthetic applications, and ordering specifications. Emphasizes traditional techniques as well as advancements in technology utilized in the textile industry.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

FAS 108 3

Description: Teaches transforming and manipulating textiles through surface design. This class includes textile dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, pleating, and embellishing. Introduces traditional and contemporary techniques to inspire original designs.

Prerequisite: FAS 107 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

FAS 117 3

Description: Introduces students to methods of knitting and design techniques. This course explores use of different materials/yarns and experiments with texture and color.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

FAS 118 3

Description: Introduces weaving and different looms. Various techniques and materials will be introduced in this class. This class will explore the terminology of weaving and anatomy looms, project planning, drafting weave structures, selecting yarns, harnessing and problem solving.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

Gainful Employment

Non-financial aid eligible program.
Last Updated: 4/8/24