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Fashion Fundamentals Certificate Theatre Arts & Fashion Total Units: 19.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2022


The Fashion Studies Program's Fashion Fundamentals Design certificate of achievement offers students interested in careers in the fashion industry a combination of theoretical and hands on instruction. Students will be introduced to basic clothing construction techniques, strategies for marketing and presenting apparel, as well as an overview of the history of modern fashion.

This program will prepare students for a variety of entry level jobs in the fashion industry including: design assistant, visual merchandiser, and sample sewer.

This program will prepare students for a variety of entry level jobs in the fashion industry including: design assistant, visual merchandiser, and sample sewer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Execute industry standard garment construction techniques.
  2. Select appropriate fabrics for apparel based on fiber content, fabric construction, and environmental impact.
  3. Relate the history and social context of fashion to current industry trends.
  4. Apply technical and professional skills expected in the fashion industry as both an employee and entrepreneur.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Fashion Fundamentals Certificate program are:

  • Complete 19.5 units from
    • Fashion Fundamentals Requirements

Fashion Fundamentals Requirements - complete 19.50 units
FASH 8Introductory Textiles3.00
FASH 52.2Visual Merchandising2.00
FASH 70AClothing Construction 12.00
FASH 70BClothing Construction 22.00
FASH 112Alterations and Sustainability2.00
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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2023

Previous Versions:

Fashion Fundamentals - effective Fall 2021
Fashion Fundamentals - effective Fall 2020
Fashion Studies: Retail Merchandising - effective Fall 2019
Fashion Studies: Retail Merchandising - effective Fall 2017
Fashion Studies: Retail Merchandising - effective Fall 2014
Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising - effective Fall 2010
Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising - effective Summer 2003

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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