Academic Catalogs

Industrial Sewing, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_FAIS

The courses in this certificate provide short-term training in the areas of clothing construction and the use of high-speed industrial sewing equipment. The certificate can be completed in one to two semesters. The program offers a self-paced open entry, open exit lab that allows for enrollment throughout the semester. Employment possibilities include apparel construction and textile product assembly careers.

Program Outcomes

  1. The outcome of the program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as a competent professional in the field of clothing construction and the use of high-speed sewing equipment and meet the needs of the local fashion industry.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  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 his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
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. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Course Title Units
FASH A100Beginning Clothing Techniques1.5
FASH A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
FASH A183Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 23
FASH A102Industrial Sewing Techniques2
Total Units9.5

Industrial Sewing Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
FASH A137Alterations2
ITRN A392Internship Academy-Level 21-4