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The Competency-Based Certificate program in Millinery Techniques was developed in response to the renewed demand for quality headwear. The purpose of the program is to develop students' skills to a level of professionalism in millinery techniques that will meet the most stringent demands of industry and the consumer.

The program consists of six sequential courses in Millinery Techniques which are currently offered over a four-semester time span. Projects range from fundamental to more advanced skills and processes in millinery techniques.

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a Certificate of Competency in Millinery Techniques. This will enable them to seek employment in the headwear industry. Students will be able to:

  • Identify properties of fabrics, leathers, furs and fake fur materials, linings and support materials to enable them to construct different varieties of hats;
  • Demonstrate both hand and machine sewing techniques used in the construction of different hats;
  • Understand how to use different types of blocks in the construction of hats;
  • Develop a sparterie; and
  • Develop a style sheet and spec sheet for each hat.

Curriculum (15 credits)

ML 113 Blocking Techniques for Hats
ML 115 Fabric Hat Construction
ML 116 Cold Weather Headgear
ML 123 Contemporary Men's Hats
ML 241 Bridal & Special Occasion Headwear
ML 243 Creative Design in Headwear

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Ellen Goldstein
Pomerantz Center, Room D363
212 217.5402