Dressmaking-Alterations Certificate


The Dressmaking-Alterations Certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as a professional in the fields of dressmaker, garment construction, fit and alterations specialist. The program requires the student to complete 35 units of required courses.

Required Courses (36 units):
FASH 060 FProfessional Image2
FASH 085 F Bridal and Special Occasion Wear2
FASH 093 F Pattern Alteration and Fitting2
FASH 096 F Exploring a Fashion E-Commerce Home-Based Business (formerly Exploring a Home-Based Business)2
FASH 101 F Basic Sewing Techniques (formerly Clothing I)2
FASH 108 F Flat Pattern Methods and Design I (formerly FASH 108AF)2
FASH 109 F Flat Pattern Methods and Design II (formerly FASH 108BF)2
FASH 145 FField Studies in Fashion1
FASH 150 F Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 152 FReady-to-Wear Evaluation3
FASH 186 FWorkroom Sketching2
FASH 188 FApparel Production2
FASH 201 F Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
FASH 206 FTextiles4
FASH 209 F Draping (formerly FASH 209AF)2
FASH 255 F Advanced Clothing Construction Industrial2
Total Units35

Outcome 1: Demonstrate appropriate alterations and fitting techniques to solve fitting issues/problems in clothing.

Outcome 2: Assess and apply skills to alter and fit a commercial sewing pattern to a customer's body measurements.

Outcome 3: Create an individual muslin fitting garment by using pattern blocks to analyze the fit on a customer.