Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Design

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Fashion Design. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills at an advanced level in designing apparel, creating patterns, selecting materials and marketing finished products.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply elements and principles of design to the development, production, selection, and evaluation of apparel and other textile products.
  • Evaluate different fabrics and fibers with respect to their application or end use.
  • Identify and appraise a variety of career paths within the fashion world.
  • Create and construct patterns and garments using appropriate technology and methods.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: fashion designer, pattern drafter, pattern grader, sample maker, production manager, shipping manager, manufacturer’s sales representative, dressmaker, tailor and alterationist.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES18
ART 006Color and Design3
FASH 076Textiles3
FASH 141Principles of Fashion3
FASH 160Clothing Construction3
FASH 161Clothing Construction 23
FASH 162Fashion Design-Pattern Making3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES3
Select three units from the following courses:
FASH 140Intro to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 142Visual Merchandising and Sales3
FASH 263Basic Sewing3
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TOTAL21

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Consumer Family Studies Division Chair.