Technology Building

Our Facilities

Our state-of-the-art Technology Building houses the Fashion and Textile Technology Department offices as well as our classrooms, labs, and research spaces.

Student working in the CAD/CAM lab


The CAD/CAM system is an integral part of the fashion textile technology curriculum. Students are exposed to the technical processes used in apparel/textile design and production by using:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • Lectra (Diamino, Modaris, U4ia, PrimaVision)
  • OptinTex (PDS, Mark, Grade, Digitize, Modulate, 3D Runway Suite)
  • NedGraphics Fashion and Print Studio
  • Lectra U4ia
  • Age Technologies
  • Sourcing Simulator
Try of test tubes

Textile Lab

Students in the textile evaluation course use testing equipment in the textile laboratory in a manner similar to a commercial testing laboratory. For class projects, the students test textiles products following standards set by AATCC and ASTM.

Students working on dress forms in class

Apparel Design Studios

Our three apparel design studios are used by students for designing and creating their garments using industrial sewing machines normally used in mass garment production including:

  • Single Needle Lock Stitch machines
  • Overlock Sewing machines
  • Flatlock sewing machines
  • Multi-needle Chain Stitch machines
  • Button hole and Zigzag machines
White Straw Hat

Historic Costume and Textile Collection

The department houses a collection of over 1,500 historic garments, textiles, and accessories. The costumes range in date from the mid-nineteenth century through today. 

Dr. Arlesa Shephard, Assistant Professor and Curator 

Historic Costume and Textile Collection See Our Collection on Digital Commons Exhibitions and Collaborations