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Fashion Design and Apparel Technology

The West Valley College Fashion Design and Apparel Technology department offers degree and certificate options in Apparel Design and Apparel Production. The program’s strength is in a comprehensive curriculum of design and production courses based on industry standard methods. These courses are designed to meet the different experience levels of students from beginner to advanced, as well as assist industry professionals seeking to upgrade their skills. To insure industry experience, students are encouraged to complete an internship in the apparel or a related industry.

Degrees and Certificates

Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Apparel Design Level 1 Certificate of Achievement 24 units
Apparel Design Level 2 Certificate of Achievement 47 units
Apparel Design Associate in Science Degree 60 units
Apparel Production Certificate of Achievement 29 units
Apparel Production Associate in Science Degree 60 units

FASHION DESIGN: For transfer information see and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

  • Tiina Keller
  • Kyunghi (Kaee) Min

Career Options

  • CAD Grader/ Marker Maker
  • CAD Pattern maker
  • Designer
  • Fabric/Trim Buyer
  • First Pattern Maker
  • Illustrator
  • Merchandiser
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Production Pattern Maker
  • Quality Controller
  • Sample Maker
  • Stylist
  • Technical Designer
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  • Dean
    Shannon Price
  • Department Chair
    Diane Hurd
  • Department Chair Phone
  • Department Chair Email
  • Embedded Counselor
    Geneva Leighton
  • Embedded Counselor Phone
  • Embedded Counselor Email
Last Updated 10/17/22