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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.

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

A total of 10 courses (5 required and 5 personal choice) is needed to complete this certificate.

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

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