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Apparel Production

Certificate of Achievement

The Apparel Production Certificate of Achievement offers a comprehensive curriculum of production courses based on industry standard methods for pattern design leading to first sample production utilizing both manual and electronic techniques. 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. Students who complete the Apparel Production Certificate will be prepared for entry level position in patternmaking, technical design, electronic patternmaking, grading, and marker making. Possible career options are: Assistant Patternmaker, Production Assistant, Technical Designer, and Entry Level CAD Grader/Marker Maker.

Required Core Courses (26 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT019Computer Patternmaking3 units
FDAT030Introduction to Fashion Design3 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

Elective Courses (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FDAT020Couture Embellishment3 units
FDAT027Professional Image3 units
FDAT058Fashion Draping3 units
FDAT084Fashion Design Internship3 units
FDAT087CAD: Technical Drawings and Specifications3 units

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 better for all required courses.

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

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