Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Overview

The department’s main activity is to is to observe fashion trends to predict for consumers, choosing a theme for designs and collections, utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes for design, participating in fashion shows with design and finding market for designs as well as creating prototype or models and coordinating academic departmental activities.

Our Vision

We are objective in satisfying and anticipating the consumer trends and demand even as we aspire so create distinctive clothing and apparel to market through networking connections.

Janet Omieno

Message from Head of Department

A fashion designer designs and assist with the production of clothing, shoes and accessories. Identifies trends and selects styles, colors, prints and trims for collection.
Fashion Design and Clothing Technology Department (FDCT) was established in Sigalagala National Polytechnic in January 2019.The Department offers wide variety of design-related courses.

The Department has advanced equipment that largely supports the production of quality items within a short duration. It has an ultra-modern workshop equipped with Computer Aided Design (CAD) machines, Computerized Embroidery Machine, and Computerized Straight Sewing Machine and Printing.

FDCT Department provides skills-based training delivered by highly-skilled trainers, having benefited from training conducted by Avic International Vocational Training through the partnership of the Government of Kenya with China TVET Project. These trainers, through team work and pursuit for excellence have ensured continued academic excellence and ready job market for students who market their products both locally and through online platforms.
The production unit of the department currently produces PPEs and other textile-based products which are ready to use. We have successfully offered CAD training to our students, established a production unit and our students have excelled in exams and in their practical application of the skills learnt.

We continue to review our performance by benchmarking and implementing quality guidelines based on ISO. In this pursuit, we continuously embrace technological advancements in all operations for effectiveness and efficiency

Activities

The department’s main activity is to is to observe fashion trends to predict for consumers, choosing a theme for designs and collections, utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes for design, participating in fashion shows with design and finding market for designs as well as creating prototype or models and coordinating academic departmental activities.

Our Plans

We position ourselves to anticipate the consumer trends and demand even as we aspire so create distinctive clothing and apparel to market through networking connections.
The department is unique because it has developed a system where students set individual goals and chart their academic journey through the support of the members of the faculty that focuses on student strength, progress and the process of learning.
We appreciate parents and guardians who has entrusted us with the education of their sons and daughters and promise to guide them to success. On the same breadth, we encourage our stakeholders to help enhance the SNP image and visibility by providing the much-valued community service.

Courses

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