Academic Catalogs

Fashion Design, Certificate of Achievement

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Banner Code: 1_CT_FSDE
Control Number: 18194

Completion of the Fashion certificate programs prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses. Students may also transfer to programs at four-year colleges.

Students are encouraged to complete the Associate degree. Complete the Fashion Certificates of Achievement and the Associate in Science Graduation Requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcome

  1. The outcome of the program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as a professional and competent fashion designer in the fields of design, technical design, and merchandising and meet the needs of the local fashion industry.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Semester 1
FASH A100Beginning Clothing Techniques1.5
FASH A110Applied Textiles and Design3
FASH A115Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH A120History of Fashion1.5
FASH A121Street Style1.5
FASH A177Fashion Merchandising Concepts3
Subtotal13.5
Semester 2
FASH A135Design Thinking2
FASH A170Clothing Design and Selection3
FASH A175Applied Color and Design Theory3
or ART A110 Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
FASH A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
or FASH A183 Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2
Subtotal11
Summer
FASH A102Industrial Sewing Techniques2
Subtotal2
Semester 3
FASH A118Trend Forecasting3
FASH A150Flat Pattern Techniques3
FASH A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
or FASH A183 Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2
FASH A190Apparel Industry Sustainability: The Environment, Ethical Business Practices & the Law3
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
Subtotal15
Semester 4
FASH A155Tech-Packs2.5
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A182Professional Practices2
FASH A256Fashion Illustrating Techniques 23
Subtotal10.5
Total Units52