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Apparel Design Level 2

Certificate of Achievement

The Apparel Design Level 2 Certificate of Achievement offers a comprehensive curriculum of design 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. After completing this certificate students will be prepared for entry to mid- level positions in fashion design, trend forecasting, prototype sample development, and sourcing. Students may seek additional education at a 4-year institution such as Cal Poly Pomona, UC Davis, Fashion Institute of Technology or private fashion schools.

Required Core Courses (44 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT019Computer Patternmaking3 units
FDAT030Introduction to Fashion Design3 units
FDAT032History of Fashion3 units
FDAT044Fashion Drawing3 units
FDAT051Basic Apparel Construction3 units
FDAT052AFabric Analysis 13 units
FDAT052BFabric Analysis 23 units
FDAT055Apparel Manufacturing3 units
FDAT056Patternmaking 13 units
FDAT057Patternmaking 23 units
FDAT066Technical Design2 units
FDAT070Elements & Principles of Design3 units
FDAT076Creative Apparel Design3 units
FDAT081Line Development3 units
FDAT087CAD: Technical Drawings and Specifications3 units

Elective Courses (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT020Couture Embellishment3 units
FDAT027Professional Image3 units
FDAT058Fashion Draping3 units
FDAT084Fashion Design Internship1 unit

Total Certificate Units: 47 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Evaluate, organize, maintain, interpret and communicate information.
  • Produce and present designs from concept to finished product.
  • Allocate time and materials to meet project deadlines.
  • Create a production package, patterns and sample garment for mass production.
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving skills.
  • Use industry standard manufacturing equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to function in a professional apparel industry environment.
  • Utilize available technology for research.
  • Use computer aided design and manufacturing equipment and software for design development and production.
  • Participate as a team member in a diverse work environment.
Last Updated 10/14/22