Fashion Design Certificate

The Fashion Design program prepares the student for entry-level positions in the field of Fashion Design.  They will be able to design clothing using the three major design procedures: flat pattern-making, draping on a dress form, and designing by sketching.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their 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 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 124* Wearable Art 3
FASH 211* Advanced Dressmaking & Custom Sewing 3
FASH 130* Flat Pattern Design 4
FASH 132* Draping Fashion Designs 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 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 36



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: BUS 136, 138, 160; ETT 42; FCS 115; FASH 120*, 147, 209*, 221*, 230*, 235*.