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Technical Design and Product Development, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_TDPD

Control Number: 18198

Financial Aid Eligible

The Technical Design & Product Development Certificate of Achievement will provide students with core skills in pattern making, garment construction, fashion history, color theory, industry-specific computer programs, and sustainability. Students will also gain knowledge in directed skills related to production processes, intermediate clothing construction, computer-aided pattern making, and 3D design software. Upon completion students will be prepared for entry level employment in the fields of pattern making, sample-making, technical design, sourcing management, production management, quality control supervising, grading, marker making, costing/spec production, pre-production merchandising in the fashion industry, and related businesses.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of computer pattern making and 3D design software.
  2. Students will be able to plan, execute, and evaluate technical packages, with special attention to the skills involved in product development.
  3. Students will be able to design & analyze technical design sketches.

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 A180Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 13
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A182Professional Practices2
FASH A183Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 23
FASH A190Apparel Industry Sustainability: Environmental, Ethical, & Legal Practices3
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
FASH A260Fashion Design/Production Process3
FASH A2633D Clothing Design2
FASH A266Computerized Pattern System2
Total Units50

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 A110 Applied Textiles and Design 3
FASH A115 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3
FASH A120 History of Fashion 1.5
FASH A121 Street Style 1.5
FASH A255 Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1 3
Semester 2
FASH A145 Fashion Reporting and Analysis 1 2
FASH A170 Clothing Design and Selection 2 3
FASH A183 Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2 1 3
FASH A150 Flat Pattern Techniques 3
FASH A102 Industrial Sewing Techniques 3 2
Year 2
Semester 1
FASH A155 Tech-Packs 4 2.5
FASH A180 Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 1 4 3
FASH A190 Apparel Industry Sustainability: Environmental, Ethical, & Legal Practices 3
FASH A266 Computerized Pattern System 5 2
Applied Color and Design Theory 6
or Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
Semester 2
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
FASH A182 Professional Practices 1 2
FASH A260 Fashion Design/Production Process 1 3
FASH A263 3D Clothing Design 1 2
 Total Units50

Spring term only


GE Option 1 Area D


Offered only in Summer or Fall.


Fall term only


ADVISORIES: FASH A150: Flat Pattern Techniques FASH A110: Applied Textiles and Design


Same as ID A175, GE Option 1 area C1.