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Apparel Industry Sustainability, Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_AIS

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This program focuses on sustainability in the apparel industry including, the study of responsible business, with a focus on environmental sustainability, responsible decision making, social impacts, corporate social responsibility, regulatory compliance, certifications, and other emerging technologies. Students will examine current topics, concepts, trends, and rules that are driving the sustainability and responsible business movement and will develop the skills to compete in the global fashion industry. Completion of the Apparel Industry Sustainability certificate program prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and in related businesses.

Program Outcome

The outcome of the program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the fields of sustainable apparel design, merchandising, compliance, product development, production, sales and marketing and meet the needs of the local fashion industry.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
FASH A190Apparel Industry Sustainability: Environmental, Ethical, & Legal Practices3
FASH A191Sustainability & Responsibility in Fashion Design, Manufacturing and Branding2
FASH A192Research and Development for Apparel Industry Sustainability2
Total Units7

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 A190 Apparel Industry Sustainability: Environmental, Ethical, & Legal Practices 3
Semester 2
FASH A191 Sustainability & Responsibility in Fashion Design, Manufacturing and Branding 1 2
FASH A192 Research and Development for Apparel Industry Sustainability 1 2
 Total Units7

Spring term only