Dressmaking-Alterations Certificate


The Dressmaking-Alterations Certificate prepares students for entry-level employment as a professional in the fields of dressmaker, garment construction, and fit and alterations specialist. This certificate requires students to complete 36 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 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
PSY 110 F Introduction to Applied Psychology3
Total Units36

Outcome 1: Demonstrate the skills and complete the necessary requirements for certification for employment in dressmaking and alterations field.

Outcome 2: Alter a commercial sewing pattern to fit defined body measurements.

Outcome 3: Create a garment from fitting a muslin on an individual missy body.