2021-2022 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 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.


Course ID Title Units
FASH 31   Textiles 3
FASH 101   Introduction to Fashion Careers 3
FASH 111  * Sewing for Fashion Design II 3
FASH 112  * or Fashion Sewing–Advanced 3
FASH 124  * or Wearable Art 3
FASH 211  * Advanced Dressmaking and Custom Sewing 3
FASH 130  * Flat Pattern Design 4
FASH 132 * Draping Fashion Designs 3
FASH 141   Apparel Selection 3
FASH 144   Fashion Trends and Cultural Costumer 3
FASH 145   * § and Internship 1
CWE 180  * † Co-Op-Ed Fashion 1
FASH 150   Fashion Apparel and Professional Techniques 3
FASH 154   Fashion Illustration 3
FASH 207  or Eco-Friendly Fashion Tour 1
FASH 218  or New York Study Tour 2
FASH 247  or Special Events Participation 1
FASH 254   Fashion in Southern California 1
FASH 155  * « or The Digital Fashion Image 2
FASH 204  « and Understanding Apparel Principles-AIMS Certification 1
FASH 225  « Apparel Cart - Fashion Retailing Online with Easy Cart Shop 1



*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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