2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design Certificate of Achievement


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The Fashion Design certificate provides students with the comprehensive academic foundation necessary to pursue a career in fashion design. Coursework provides opportunities for students to develop skills in industrial sewing and garment construction, pattern making, draping, fashion illustration, product development, elements of design, fashion history, textiles, CAD design, and careers within the apparel and textile industry. All Fashion Design students are required to complete an industry internship, create an industry resume/portfolio and tour major fashion companies in the southern California area. Additionally, all students will have the opportunity to participate and show their work in the annual fashion show. This certificate is designed for students looking to obtain the necessary skills for immediate entry into the workforce in the area of fashion design. Possible occupations include: Assistant Fashion Designer, Design Room Assistant, Sewing Machine Operator, Tailor, Dressmaker, Custom Sewer, and Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers. Also, this certificate provides the foundation for the Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their 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 skills. This will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.

Total Units for the Certificate: 36


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
† Recommended to be taken in last semester of program.
§ Must be taken concurrently with CWE 180.
«Take FASH 155 OR both FASH 204 and FASH 225.

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