Textile Technology

Textile Technology is a comprehensive academic program that prepares students for careers in the new global business environment in design, development and manufacture of products in a variety of applications such as aerospace, medicine, architecture, automotive, apparel, sports and many others.

The Textile Technology program interweaves basic knowledge of fiber materials, science and technologies relevant to fiber processing with product design and development throughout the curriculum. The curriculum prepares students in product design/development design and development processes, providing them with a firm understanding of application, material selection and appropriate technologies to utilize.

After introductory exposure to fundamental aspects of fiber science and textile technology, the student builds additional depth and appropriate skills in multiple disciplines in one of the three specialty areas of concentration in medical textiles, technical textiles, or textile supply chain operations.

The Medical Textiles concentration covers design and methods of production of state-of-the-art textile products and devices used in medical applications. These sophisticated textile products are engineered for specific uses in surgical and interventional procedures including sutures for wound closing to cardiac support devices, such as artificial arteries.

The Technical Textiles concentration covers design principles, understanding of applications, and technologies relevant to the vast array of technical textile materials and products. Notable examples of these are textiles used in transportation, storage, packaging, automobile engineering, geotechnical engineering, smart wearable technology, etc.

The Textile Supply Chain Operations concentration focuses on the design, management, and coordination of all the activities required to transform raw materials into finished textile products.

The Textile Technology program encourages students to pursue their personal academic goals through summer internships, study abroad programs, product development projects, and undergraduate research.

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Courses include:

Formation and Structure of Textile Fabrics, Introduction to Nonwoven Products and Processes, Technical Fabric Design, Woven Textile Design, Knitted Textile Design, Introduction to Nonwovens Processing, Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, Quality Management and Control In Textile Manufacturing, Textile Senior Design

  • Wilson College of Textiles
  • Technology
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  • Textile Engineering, Chemistry, & Science
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