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

  • Basic knowledge of garment construction and pattern drafting methods related to fashion industry standards.
  • Apply elements and principles of design to the development and creation of designed garments using the following learned skills as they pertain to fashion industry standards: identification and knowledge of textiles, garment construction and pattern making.
  • Identify and appraise a variety of career paths within the fashion industry.
  • Evaluate different fabrics and fibers to their application or end use.

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 Courses (18 Units)18
Color and Design
Principles of Fashion
Clothing Construction
Advanced Sewing and Tailoring
Fashion Design-Pattern Making
Restricted Electives (3 Units)3
Select three units from the following courses:
Intro to the Fashion Industry
Visual Merchandising and Sales
Basic Sewing

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.