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Fashion Design, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_FSDE

Control Number: 18194

Financial Aid Eligible

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

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.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
FASH A100Beginning Clothing Techniques1.5
FASH A102Industrial Sewing Techniques2
FASH A110Applied Textiles and Design3
FASH A115Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH A118Trend Forecasting3
FASH A120History of Fashion1.5
FASH A121Street Style1.5
FASH A135Design Thinking2
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 A256Fashion Illustrating Techniques 23
Total Units52

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 A177 Fashion Merchandising Concepts 3
Semester 2
FASH A135 Design Thinking 2
FASH A170 Clothing Design and Selection 3
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 1 1
or Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2
FASH A102 Industrial Sewing Techniques 2
Year 2
Semester 1
FASH A118 Trend Forecasting 3
FASH A150 Flat Pattern Techniques 3
Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 2 1
or Fundamental Principles of Clothing Construction 1
FASH A190 Apparel Industry Sustainability: The Environment, Ethical Business Practices & the Law 3
FASH A255 Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1 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 A256 Fashion Illustrating Techniques 2 3
 Total Units52

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