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Product Development: Certified Technical Designer

Technical training for experienced designers, patternmakers and product developers looking to develop a specialty in technical design and for technical designers looking to improve their performance.

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

A total of 10 courses (7 required and 3 personal choice) is needed to complete this certificate.

Required Courses

(Recommended in this order; students new to the field should first take SXQ 600 before taking these required courses.)

SXP 100 Quality Fashion: How to Make It, How to Deliver It (formerly SXP 105)
SXQ 100 Technical Design from Product Analysis to Fit Approval (formerly SXP 305)
SXF 500 Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know
SXF 501 Fabrication Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing Essentials
SXP 350 Expert Fit: Patterns, Grading and Specifications (formerly SXP 351)
SXF 802 Textile Color Lab Essentials for Apparel Designers and Developers
SXQ 315 Real-World Technical Design Studio and Workshop (formerly SXP 315)

Personal Choice Courses

(Choose 3)

CTB 052 Product Development with PLM
CTB 012 Excel II: Fashion Design
CTD 120 Illustrator III: Fashion Design
CTD 212 Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development
SXF 725 Expert Fashion Trend Online Research for Line Planning (online course)
SXP 175 Basics of Patternmaking (formerly SXP 262)
SXP 400 The Product Developer's Guide to Effective Managing: Communication, Organization, Integration
SXQ 600 Intro to Technical Design for Apparel Development (online course- recommended first course for those new to the field) (formerly SXP 600)

*Inquire with a Professional Studies advisor about the possibility of substituting an alternate class.

Facilitator: Bernard Kahn


Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of Completion must file an Affidavit Certificate Declaration after completing the first class of the certificate program. 

 Getting Started with a Noncredit Certificate Program

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