Product Development for Apparel Industries Certificate


The Product Development for the Apparel Industries Certificate is designed to prepare students to work in the fashion design or merchandising fields developing apparel designs and/or lines of apparel for specific target customers. This certificate requires a total of 32-37 units of which 28-31 units are in required courses. An additional 4-6 units must be chosen from the restricted units listed below.

Required Courses (28-31 units):
FASH 088 FCAD for Apparel2
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 145 FField Studies in Fashion1
FASH 152 FReady-to-Wear Evaluation3
FASH 186 FWorkroom Sketching2
FASH 188 FApparel Production2
FASH 201 F Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
FASH 284 F Fashion Design (formerly FASH 284AF)2
FASH 297 FFashion Design Portfolio2
FASH 299 FFashion Industry Internship1-4
FASH 975 FPatternmaking: Collections2
Restricted Electives (4-6 units):4-6
Pattern Alteration and Fitting2
Flat Pattern Methods and Design III (formerly FASH 108CF)2
Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
Fashion Marketing3
Fashion Design - Advanced (formerly FASH 284BF)2
Total Units32-37

Outcome 1: Plan and execute the assembly of a garment, using various industrial machines within a prescribed amount of time and complete the necessary requirements for certification for entry-level employment.

Outcome 2: Evaluate the construction of Junior and Women’s moderate market apparel.