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Fashion Design - Level I

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Contact: Sheila EspyTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: sespy@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Fashion Design - Level I

Business Division
Certificate N0482

The Fashion Design Level I Certificate consists of basic apparel design courses that prepare students for entry level work in the fields of apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design. Upon completion of the certificate, students will have a basic understanding of clothing construction and patternmaking. In addition, students will develop CAD skills for technical drawing and computerized patternmaking.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Fashion Designers

      Fashion Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1022.00

      Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.79

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $78,239.87
      Annual Job Openings
      853

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Fashion Design - Level I

    Business Division
    Certificate N0482

    The Fashion Design Level I Certificate consists of basic apparel design courses that prepare students for entry level work in the fields of apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design. Upon completion of the certificate, students will have a basic understanding of clothing construction and patternmaking. In addition, students will develop CAD skills for technical drawing and computerized patternmaking.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
    FASH 12Clothing Construction II3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 21Patternmaking I3
    FASH 24Fashion Patternmaking by Computer3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    Total Units18

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  • Fashion Design and Technologies, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S1320

    The Fashion Design and Technologies Degree consists of apparel design courses that prepare students for careers in apparel manufacturing, production, and technical design. This program emphasizes technology used in the apparel industry and technical design. Upon completion of the program, students will be proficient in technical drawing, computer patternmaking, and apparel-related software. Students will gain hands-on experience in using industry-related software and develop advanced technical design and production skills. 

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FASH 8Introduction to Fashion3
    FASH 10Clothing Construction I3
    FASH 12Clothing Construction II3
    FASH 14Dress, Culture, and Identity3
    FASH 17Textiles3
    FASH 21Patternmaking I3
    FASH 22Fashion Design By Draping3
    FASH 23Patternmaking II3
    FASH 24Fashion Patternmaking by Computer3
    FASH 25Fashion Digital Illustration and Design3
    Total Units30

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Contact: Sheila EspyTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: sespy@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 78-2190Phone: (909) 274-4511