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Computer Essentials for Fashion Design

All designers are expected to be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Fashion designers must be able to use Microsoft Excel for their specifications. If your computer skills have not caught up with the times, these certificate programs are for you.

Not all courses are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.

All courses listed in each track are required in order to complete these certificate programs, unless otherwise noted.

Courses can be taken in any order if there are no prerequisites.

Computer Essentials for Fashion Design
CTB 010   Excel
CTB 012   Excel II: Fashion Design
CTD 100   Illustrator I
CTD 110   Illustrator II: Fashion Design
CTD 120   Illustrator III: Fashion Design
CTD 131   Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
CTD 200   Photoshop I
CTD 212   Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development

Choose at least one course from those listed below:
CTB 051   WebPDM
CTB 052   Product Development with PLM
CTD 310   Colour Matters I
CTD 320   Fashion Studio Suite/NedGraphics
CTD 350   Kaledo Print
CTD 351   Kaledo Knit and Weave
CTD 352   Kaledo Style

Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of completion must file an affidavit form after completing the first course in the certificate. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. You may obtain this form from the instructor of your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at You may also pick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.
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