Fashion Assistant – Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1303.00

The curriculum prepares students for the workplace environment with skills required to work as an assistant to a fashion designer, merchandiser, stylist, production manager, or design room manager. The coursework covers essential skills in apparel construction, flat pattern and draping. Introduction to apparel industry concepts and design principles will also be taught. Fashion sketch, spec sheets, production flats, and costing are part of the training program. Upon completion of the required courses, the student will have a working vocabulary and basic knowledge of the apparel industry.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Design entry-level fashion garments using external and historical fashion influences and appropriate fabric selection.
  2. Create a design portfolio and industry marketing materials and production documents.
  3. Utilize current draping and drafting methods to create original patterns.
  4. Demonstrate an intermediate proficiency in operating industrial equipment for apparel industry garment construction and fabric selection.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
FASH 001AFASHION SURVEY3
FASH 002INTRODUCTION TO FASHION INDUSTRY3
FASH 021PRINCIPLES OF FASHION3
FASH 110FASHION ILLUSTRATION3
Semester II
FASH 005PATTERN DRAFTING3
FASH 009BEGINNING TEXTILES3
FASH 111AINTRODUCTION TO FASHION DESIGN3
FASH 124HISTORY OF COSTUME3
Total Units24

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This Certificate of Achievement is not eligible as a major for an Associate Degree.