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Apparel Design Level 2

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is intended to follow the successful completion of the Apparel Design Level 1 certificate. 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.

Major Core Requirements (26 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT013Digital Patternmaking and Design 12 units
FDAT030Introduction to Sustainable Fashion3 units
Select one:

History of Fashion
Fashion and Race in America

3 units
3 units
FDAT051Construction3 units
FDAT057Patternmaking 23 units
FDAT058Fashion Draping3 units
FDAT066Technical Design2 units
FDAT072Portfolio1 unit
FDAT081Line Development3 units
FDAT087Digital Studio3 units

Major Electives (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT020Couture Embellishment1 unit
FDAT027Professional Image3 units
FDAT053Textile Design1 unit
FDAT061Advanced Sewing Techniques1 unit
FDAT084Internship1 unit

Total Certificate Units: 29 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") 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.
  • Demonstrate ability to make design decisions that limit environmental and social impacts.
Last Updated 7/19/23