2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Apr 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing Certificate of Achievement


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The Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing certificate prepares Fashion Design students to enter the field of fashion design and apparel manufacturing. It explores the fashion industry and apparel line development from concept to creation. Coursework provides opportunities for students to develop skills further in industrial sewing and advanced garment construction with courses featuring advanced sewing, couture sewing, tailoring, advanced/CAD pattern making, and advanced draping. Additionally, this program provides students with the skills necessary to develop their own line of clothing with courses in apparel design, designing for the fashion industry, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Students will explore textiles, sourcing, spec sheets and pricing. Students will be encouraged to push their creativity and entrepreneurship. All Fashion Design majors will complete an industry internship, create an industry resume/portfolio and tour major fashion companies in the southern CA area. All students will have the opportunity to participate and show their work in the annual fashion show. Students who complete the Fashion Design program and then complete this advanced program will not only be able to design clothing but will also be able to participate in many of the manufacturing processes. They will be prepared for entry level positions in occupations that include: Assistant Fashion Designer, Design Room Assistant, Advanced Sewing Machine Operator, Sourcing Specialist, Tailor, Dressmaker, Custom Sewer, Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker, CAD Patternmaker, Alteration and Fitting Specialist, Technical Designer, and Fashion Entrepreneur.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their advanced design skills. This portfolio will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.
  • Successfully complete an industry internship including the completion of three individual goals/objectives as determined by themselves and an industry supervisor. Internships give students work experience desirable in job applicants.
  • Create a professional resume showcasing their advanced design skills. This will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.
  • Design a line of clothing from concept to creation with constructed samples and manufacturing plan.

Total Units for the Certificate: 50-51


Restricted Electives:


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