Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing Certificate

The Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing certificate prepares the Fashion design student to enter the apparel manufacturing field. It explores the fashion industry, studying the many career options available beyond design. It then goes deeply into pattern and clothing manufacturing. The student who completes the Fashion Design program and then completes this advanced program will not only be able to design clothing but will be able to participate in many of the manufacturing processes.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their advanced design skills. This portfolio will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed.
  • Successfully complete an industry internship including the completion of three individual goals/objectives as determined by themselves and an industry supervisor. Internships give students work experience desirable in job applicants.
  • Create a professional resume showcasing their advanced design skills. This will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed


Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.


Course ID Title Units
FASH 31/
BUS 31
Textiles 3
FASH 101 Introduction to Fashion Careers 3
FASH 111* Sewing for Fashion Design II 3
FASH 112* Fashion Sewing — Advanced 3
FASH 211* Advanced Dressmaking & Custom Sewing 3
FASH 120 Tailoring 3
FASH 113* Couture Sewing 2
FASH 124* Wearable Art 3
FASH 240 Dye Processes on Fabrics 3
FASH 205* Corset Construction 3
FASH 130* Flat Pattern Design 4
FASH 132* Draping Fashion Designs 3
FASH 136* Apparel Design 3
FASH 251* Designing for a Cause and Sustainable Fashion 3
FASH 224 Accessory Design 3
FASH 141 Apparel Selection 3
FASH 144 Fashion Trends and Cultural Costumes 3
FASH 145*§/
BUS 145*§
Internship 1
CWE 180*† Cooperative Work Experience: Fashion 1
FASH 150 Fashion Apparel and Professional Techniques 3
FASH 154 Fashion Illustration 3
FASH 247 Special Events Participation 1
FASH 254 Fashion in Southern California 1
FASH 234* Advanced Pattern and Design Techniques 2
FASH 238* Advanced Draping and Fashion Design 2
FASH 131* CAD Patternmaking with Tukatech 3
FASH 235* Designing for the Fashion Industry 2
FASH 260*« The Digital Fashion Image 2
FASH 204« Understanding Apparel Principals — AIMS Certification 1
FASH 225« Apparel Cart: Fashion Retailing Online with Easy Cart Shop 1
Total 48-49



Course ID Title Units
FASH 212* Construction Lab 1
FASH 213* Designer’s Lab 1
FASH 214* Couture Lab 1
FASH 216* Costumer’s Lab 1
FASH 219* Dressmaking Lab 1
FASH 220* Tailor’s Lab 1

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

†Recommended to be taken in last semester of program.

§Must be taken concurrently with CWE 180

«Take FASH 260 OR both FASH 204 and 225

Suggested coursework not required for the major: ART 42*; CIM 1; FASH 120*, 143, 147/BUS 147, 209*; GC 101; ETT 42.