Completing a college Certificate of Achievement builds valuable skills and shows employers you are capable of following through on your goals. We offer a variety of programs to suit your interests.

In addition to the course requirements listed below, you’ll need to meet the Certificate General Requirements. All our certificates may also be applied towards an Associate in Science (AS) degree, or transferred to a 4-year university. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

A printable version of the course requirements for each certificate is available here.

    Technical – Apparel Industry Oriented

    This certificate is designed to give students the skills required to compete in the rapidly changing apparel industry. Technology has been incorporated into the curriculum with computer aided design. This training can lead to jobs as designers, assistant designers, pattern makers, production managers, pattern graders and other fashion related positions.

    Core Requirements Units
    Total Required Units 27.0
    FASH 100 Principles of Design 3.0
    FASH 113 Textiles 3.0
    FASH 115 Intermediate Clothing Construction 3.0
    FASH 118 Flat Pattern 3.0
    FASH 123 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3.0
    FASH 163 Pattern Grading 1.0
    FASH 164 Fashion Illustration 3.0
    FASH 175 Advanced Illustration 3.0
    FASH 178 Computerized Pattern Grading 1.0
    FASH 180 Computerized Pattern Design 3.0
    FASH 195 Portfolio Development 1.0
    Selective Courses
    (Choose a minimum of 6.0 units.)
    Units
    FASH 110 Beginning Clothing Construction 3.0
    FASH 111 Techniques of Fit 3.0
    FASH 140 Basic Serging 1.0
    FASH 150 History of Fashion 3.0
    FASH 166 Fashion Entrepreneurship 3.0
    FASH 173 Lingerie Design and Construction 1.0
    FASH 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 3.0
    Total Certificate Units 33.0

    Custom Dressmaking/Small Business

    This certificate is designed for students who plan to open a small business and want a more aesthetic couture approach for the business of fashion. This training can lead to jobs as dressmakers, tailors, designers, alterationists, fashion salespersons, fashion illustrators, manufacturer’s representatives and other fashion related positions.

    Core Requirements Units
    Total Required Units 32.5
    FASH 100 Principles of Design 3.0
    FASH 111 Techniques of Fit 3.0
    FASH 113 Textiles 3.0
    FASH 115 Intermediate Clothing Construction 3.0
    FASH 116 Tailoring 3.0
    FASH 118 Flat Pattern 3.0
    FASH 123 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3.0
    FASH 162 Advanced Flat Pattern 3.0
    FASH 166 Fashion Entrepreneurship 3.0
    FASH 168 Fashion Draping 3.0
    FASH 195 Portfolio Development 1.0
    CBOT 430 or 431 Computer Applications Part I or II 1.5
    Selective Courses
    (Choose a minimum of 3.0 units.)
    Units
    FASH 122 Advanced Tailoring 3.0
    FASH 132 Trouser Construction 1.0
    FASH 133 Copying Ready-to-Wear 1.0
    FASH 140 Basic Serging 1.0
    FASH 146 Designer Techniques in Sewing 3.0
    FASH 150 History of Fashion 3.0
    FASH 164 Fashion Illustration 3.0
    FASH 167 Custom Dress Form 1.0
    FASH 170 French Pattern Drafting 2.0
    FASH 171 Pants Drafting 2.0
    FASH 172 Bustier 1.0
    FASH 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 3.0
    Total Certificate Units 35.5

    Theater Costuming

    This certificate is designed to provide students with an introduction to the costuming industry, including the many types of jobs available in this field, from designing to costume construction and show production. Students learn about historic and theatrical styles, pattern making skills, tailoring and construction skills as well as design and illustration techniques to prepare them for a job in costuming. Students will also have the opportunity to work on actual productions through class work or internships.

    Core Requirements Units
    Total Required Units 25.0
    FASH 113 Textiles 3.0
    FASH 116 Tailoring 3.0
    FASH 150 History of Fashion 3.0
    FASH 162 Advanced Flat Pattern 3.0
    FASH 164 Fashion Illustration 3.0
    FASH 168 Fashion Draping 3.0
    FASH 196 Introduction to the Costume Industry 1.0
    FASH 197 Pattern Design for Historic Costume 3.0
    FASH 199 Costuming for Theatrical Production OR 3.0
    FASH 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 3.0
    Selective Courses
    (Choose a minimum of 3.0 units.)
    Units
    FASH 134 Beginning Millinery 1.0
    FASH 140 Basic Serging 1.0
    FASH 170 French Pattern Drafting 2.0
    FASH 171 Pants Drafting 2.0
    FASH 172 Bustier 1.0
    Total Certificate Units 28.0

    Fashion Merchandising

    This certificate is designed to provide students with the creative and business skills required to be successful in this expanding field. This training will give students the skills necessary to be competitive in the global retail sector of the fashion industry, leading to positions in fashion merchandising, internet and store-based operations.

    Core Requirements Units
    Total Required Units 18.0
    FASH 100 Principles of Design 3.0
    FASH 113 Textiles 3.0
    FASH 151 Fashion Merchandising 3.0
    FASH 225 Apparel Analysis 3.0
    FASH 226 Visual Merchandising and Display 3.0
    FASH 228 Fashion Show Production 3.0
    Total Certificate Units 18.0