The Apparel Design Level 1 Certificate of Achievement offers an entry-level curriculum of design courses based on industry-standard methods. These courses are designed to meet the needs of students at the introductory level. Students who complete the Apparel Design Level I Certificate will have the entry-level ability to create garments from initial sketches, through product development, pattern making, construction, and finishing of the garment. They will also have the ability to function in the product development area that meets the professional requirements of the apparel industry. Possible career options are: Assistant Designer, Assistant Patternmaker, Production Assistant, Entry Level Technical Designer, and Entry Level Seamstress/Tailor.
Program Requirements (23 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|FDAT013||Digital Patternmaking and Design 1||2 units|
|FDAT030||Introduction to Sustainable Fashion||3 units|
|FDAT044||Fashion Illustration 1||3 units|
|FDAT052A||Fabric Analysis 1||3 units|
|FDAT056||Patternmaking 1||3 units|
|FDAT058||Fashion Draping||3 units|
|FDAT070||Design 1||3 units|
Total Certificate Units: 23 units
To be awarded a certificate, a student must:
- Complete all the major requirements.
- Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.