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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.

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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)
SXP 320 How to Reduce Lead Time in Garment Preproduction -or- 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) (formerly 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.