Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Design
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.
- 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.
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|
|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|
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.