Fashion Design Certificate


The Fashion Design Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of the apparel industry as a worker in the design room. This certificate requires the completion of 37-39 units of which 33 units are in required courses. An additional 4-6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A grade of C or better is required for all courses.

Required Courses (33 units):
FASH 050 FCareers in Fashion1
FASH 088 FCAD for Apparel2
FASH 093 F Pattern Alteration and Fitting2
FASH 101 F Basic Sewing Techniques (formerly Clothing I)2
FASH 107 FApparel Analysis3
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 150 F Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 186 FWorkroom Sketching2
FASH 201 F Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
FASH 206 FTextiles4
FASH 209 F Draping (formerly FASH 209AF)2
FASH 242 F Fashion History: The Evolution of Dress, Culture and Style (formerly Fashion History of Costume)3
FASH 284 F Fashion Design (formerly FASH 284AF)2
FASH 299 FFashion Industry Internship1
Restricted Electives (4-6 units):4-6
Professional Image2
Field Studies in Fashion1
Ready-to-Wear Evaluation3
Ethnic Costume3
Fashion Forecasting2
Total Units37-39

Outcome 1: Prepare a cost sheet for a defined seasonal heading in the apparel industry as a design worker in the design room.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of the basic design principles.