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Apparel Production and Product Development, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_APPD

Control Number: 18198

Financial Aid Eligible

Completion of the Apparel Production and Product Development Certificate program prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses. Students may also transfer to programs at four-year colleges.

Program Outcome

The outcome of the program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the fields of patternmaking, sample-making, technical design, sourcing management, production management, quality control supervising, grading, marker making, costing/spec production, pre-production merchandising and meet the needs of the local fashion industry.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
FASH A100Beginning Clothing Techniques1.5
FASH A102Industrial Sewing Techniques 12
FASH A110Applied Textiles and Design3
FASH A115Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH A120History of Fashion1.5
FASH A121Street Style1.5
FASH A145Fashion Reporting and Analysis2
FASH A150Flat Pattern Techniques3
FASH A155Tech-Packs2.5
FASH A170Clothing Design and Selection3
FASH A175Applied Color and Design Theory3
or ART A110 Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
FASH A177Fashion Merchandising Concepts3
FASH A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A182Professional Practices2
FASH A183Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 23
FASH A190Apparel Industry Sustainability: The Environment, Ethical Business Practices & the Law3
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
FASH A266Computerized Pattern System2
Total Units48

May be offered only in Summer.

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FASH A100 Beginning Clothing Techniques 1.5
FASH A115 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3
FASH A120 History of Fashion 1.5
FASH A121 Street Style 1.5
Applied Color and Design Theory
or Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
FASH A177 Fashion Merchandising Concepts 3
Semester 2
FASH A110 Applied Textiles and Design 3
FASH A145 Fashion Reporting and Analysis 2
Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 1 2
or Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2
FASH A255 Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1 3
FASH A102 Industrial Sewing Techniques 1 2
Year 2
Semester 1
FASH A150 Flat Pattern Techniques 3
FASH A170 Clothing Design and Selection 3
Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2 2
or Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 1
FASH A190 Apparel Industry Sustainability: The Environment, Ethical Business Practices & the Law 3
Semester 2
FASH A155 Tech-Packs 2.5
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
FASH A182 Professional Practices 2
FASH A266 Computerized Pattern System 2
 Total Units48

May be offered only in Summer.


FASH A180 and FASH A183 may be taken in any order.