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Computer Essentials for Fashion Design

All fashion designers rely on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and large companies use the feature-rich fashion CAD programs.  Microsoft Excel communicates specs to manufacturers and a whole supply chain can be managed with PLM.  Pick up the skills you need here in brief highly focused courses. 

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

A total of 9 courses (8 required and 1 personal choice) are required to earn a certificate. 
Courses can be taken in any order if there are no prerequisites.

Computer Essentials for Fashion Design
CTD 100  Illustrator I
CTD 110  Illustrator II: Fashion Design
CTD 120  Illustrator III: Fashion Design
CTB 012  Excel II: Fashion Design
CTD 131  Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
CTD 200  Photoshop I
CTD 212  Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development
CTB 052  Product Development with PLM

Personal choice: Choose at least 1 course from those listed below:
CTD 112  Illustrator II: Textiles and Product Development
CTD 320  NedGraphics - Printing Studio Pro and Fashion Studio (Easy Weave)
CTD 350  Kaledo Print
CTD 351  Kaledo Knit and Weave
CTD 390  Intro to Knit CAD with Shima Seiki


Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of Completion must file an Affidavit Certificate Declaration after completing the first class of the certificate program. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. Getting Started with a Noncredit Certificate Program

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