Fashion Design Assistant

The Fashion Design Assistant Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry level positions in the fashion design industry including;                                                               

  • Assistant designer
  • Production fitting editor
  • Production construction editor
  • Technical production illustrator
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Assistant pattern maker
  • Sample maker
  • Fabric and materials coordinator


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Design garments, using both flat pattern and draping methods, draft patterns from sketch, and select appropriate fabric and trims.
  2. Assemble a sample garment by cutting pattern pieces, and collecting appropriate findings according to specifications.
  3. Research and identify the cyclical fashion trends.
  4. Analyze garment features to interpret fit, line and design, color for individual figures.
  5. Analyze fashion styles and designs appropriate for knitted fabrics and incorporate construction techniques specifically used with knits.
  6. Prepare a business plan for a start-up fashion retail company.
  7. Use critical thinking skills to analyze fashion design methods and applications. 

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Fashion Studies: Fashion Design Assistant program are:

  • Complete 20 units from
    • Fashion Studies: Fashion Design Assistant Requirements

Fashion Studies: Fashion Design Assistant Requirements - complete 20.00 units





Introductory Textiles


FASH 53 

Fashion Analysis


FASH 56 

Fashion Design and Illustration


FASH 60 

Draped Design



Flat Pattern Design 1



Clothing Construction 1



Clothing Construction 2


FASH 121A 

Sewing with Knits: Basic Tee Shirts


FASH 121B 

Advanced Sewing with Knits


FASH 139 

Fashion Entrepreneurship


Term Effective: Fall 2017

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section. 

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors. 


No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the certificate.
Certificate will be awarded upon fulfillment of all course requirements with a grade of 'C' or better.


Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Fashion Studies: Fashion Design Assistant Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 9 months.

This program will cost $2,796.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A of debt.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: CA

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:

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