Fabric and Textiles

  /  Fabric and Textiles

Textiles have been an integral part of human daily life for thousands of years. This course presents the important history of Fabric and Textiles, its etymology, sources and types (animal, plant, mineral, synthetic textiles), production methods and more. They will learn the essential vocabulary used to describe textiles and fabric-related terms, various fabric classifications based on the origin of fibers and its processes or its end usage.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Define the terminology of fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishes, dying/printing, and other surface finishes.
  • Identify and evaluate the properties (characteristics) of fibers, yarn structures at the molecular scale plus woven/knit structures, dyes/prints and finishes for various end usages.
  • Determine the proper care techniques and procedures for natural/manmade fibers.
  • Explain the relationship between the textile industry and the apparel industry.
  • Identify how various fibers are produced/ manufactured.
  • Identify and make samples of sewing techniques and surface design techniques to enhance/change selected fabrics

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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