Build Your Future in Product Development for Apparel Industries

The Product Development for the Apparel Industries Certificate is designed to prepare students to work in the fashion design or merchandising fields developing apparel designs and/or lines of apparel for specific target customers.

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Certificate – Product Development for Apparel Industries

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Renee Young, Professor
Department Chair
714.992.7559
ryoung@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Product Development for Apparel Industries

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $30,930 – $135,160
• Entry Level Assistant Designer
• Custom-designer
• Sample Making
• Technical Designer
• Quality Control
• Pre-production
• Costing/spec Grading
• Pattern Maker
• Pattern Designer

Employment of fashion designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations.
Most apparel continues to be produced internationally. As a result, employment of fashion designers in the apparel manufacturing industry is projected to decline about 33 percent over the projection period, slowing the overall employment growth of fashion designers.

However, employment of fashion designers in the retail trade industry is projected to grow about 22 percent over the projection period. Retailers are selling more fashion-inspired clothing, which increases the demand for fashion designers to design clothing and accessories for everyday wear for the mass market.

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Renee Young, Professor

Department Chair

Average Salary in this Field

$30,930 to

$135,160 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Entry Level Assistant Designer

Pattern Designer

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