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Product Development Manager

Cutting-edge fit, quality, and logistics training for experienced designers, technical designers, patternmakers, production personnel and product developers involved in sourcing.

Required Courses

(recommended in this order)
SXP 100  Quality Fashion: How to Make It, How to Deliver It (formerly called SXP 105)
SXP 110  How to Master Global Security and Social Compliance
SXP 320  How to Reduce the Lead Time in Garment Preproduction
SXP 400  Product Developers Guide to Effective Managing: Communication, Organization, Integration
SXF 725  Expert Fashion Trend Online Research for Line Planning (online course)

Personal Choice Courses

(choose 5)
SXF 020  Costing Apparel and Fashion-Related Products
SXF 500  Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know 
SXP 120  How to Build a Better Garment: Stitches, Seams, and Finishing
SXQ 100  Technical Design from Product Analysis to Fit Approval (formerly called SXP 305)
CTD 131  Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
CTB 012  Excel II: Fashion Design
CTB 052  Product Development with PLM
CTD 100  Illustrator I
CTD 110*  Illustrator II: Fashion Design
CTD 120*  Illustrator III: Fashion Design 
SXF 140  The Product Developer's Guide to Social Networking, Blogging, and Fashion Digital Marketing (online course)
SXP 250  How to Write Garment Specs for Improved Manufacturing Consistency for Wovens and Knits
SXF 501  Fabrication Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing Essentials
SXP 350  Expert Fit, Patterns, Grading, and Specifications  (formerly called SXP 351)
SXQ 600  Fundamentals for Technical Design for Apparel Development (formerly called SXP 600)

*Denotes course has prerequisite(s). This means that specific classes must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. If you have not completed these courses with a passing grade, please wait to register as your registration will be cancelled. Please see course descriptions for more information.

Facilitator: Bernard Kahn

Updated Certificate Program coming soon.
Enrollment details for the new certificate program will be updated soon.

*If you began your studies under the previous program and have already filled out the Affidavit, our office will reach out to you regarding Certificate completion.