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Fashion Design Certificate Theatre Arts & Fashion Total Units: 28.5
Term Effective: Fall 2022


The Fashion Studies Program's Fashion Design certificate of achievement offers students interested in the fashion industry a combination of theoretical and hands-on instruction. Students will learn about the history of modern fashion as well as all aspects of apparel production from creating the initial design to sourcing of textiles and materials, to patternmaking and sample sewing, through to the marketing and presentation of the finished garment.

This program will prepare students for a variety of occupations including: assistant designer, apparel business owner, production manager, sample room coordinator, pattern maker, sales assistant, fabric buyer or visual merchandiser.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Communicate design concepts through technical sketches and illustrations.
  2. Translate garment design concepts from sketches to patterns.
  3. Execute the pattern and construction of a garment from concept to finished product.
  4. Relate the history and social context of fashion to current industry trends.
  5. Apply technical and professional skills expected in the fashion industry as both an employee and an entrepreneur.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Fashion Design Certificate program are:

  • Complete 28.5 units from
    • Fashion Design Requirements

Fashion Design Requirements - complete 28.50 units
FASH 8Introductory Textiles3.00
FASH 52.2Visual Merchandising2.00
FASH 56Fashion Design and Illustration3.00
FASH 60Draped Design2.00
FASH 62AFlat Pattern Design 12.00
FASH 70AClothing Construction 12.00
FASH 70BClothing Construction 22.00
FASH 112Alterations and Sustainability2.00
FASH 121Knitwear Construction2.00
FASH 139Fashion Entrepreneurship3.00
FASH 141Contemporary Fashion Designers3.00
FASH 152Fashion Show2.00
FASH 152LFashion Show Production Lab0.50

Term Effective: Fall 2022

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Fashion Design - effective Fall 2021
Fashion Design - effective Fall 2020
Fashion Studies: Fashion Design Assistant - effective Fall 2017
Fashion Studies: Fashion Design Assistant - effective Fall 2014
Fashion Studies: Apparel Design and Production - effective Fall 2010
Fashion Studies: Apparel Design and Production - effective Summer 2002
Fashion Studies: Apparel Design and Production - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the certificate.
Certificate will be awarded upon fulfillment of all course requirements with a grade of 'C' or better.

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