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Certified Technical Designer

Technical training for experienced designers, patternmakersand 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.

Atotal of 10courses (7 required and 3 personal choice) areneeded to complete this certificate.

Required courses (recommended in this order- Students new to the field should first take SXP 600 before taking these required courses.)
SXP 105Quality Fashion: How to Make It, How to Deliver It
SXP 100
Design and Product Development Technology Made Easy (online course)
SXP 305Technical Design from Product Analysis to Fit Approval
SXF 500Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know
SXF 501Fabrication Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing Essentials
SXP 351Expert Fit: Patterns,Gradingand Specifications
SXF 802Textile Color Lab Essentials for Apparel Designers and Developers

Personal choice courses* (choose 3)
CTB 052Product Development with PLM
CTB 012Excel II: Fashion Design
CTD 120Illustrator III: Fashion Design
CTD 212Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development
SXF 216Ultimate Guide to Jeans from Design to Product Development
SXP 250 How to Write Garment Specs for Improved Manufacturing Consistency
SXF 525How to Become a Wiz with Knits
SXF 725Expert Fashion Trend Online Research for Line Planning (online course)
SXP 120How to Build a Better Garment: Stitches, Seams, and Finishing
SXP 315Real-World Technical Design Studio and Workshop
SXP 400The Product Developer's Guide to Effective Managing: Communication, Organization,Integration
SXP 600 Fundamentals to Technical Design for Apparel Development (online course-recommended first course for those new to the field)

*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 form after completing the first course in the certificate. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. To access the form log into your account at, in your student tab click on Online Information System, in the Main Menu click on Student, then click Online Certificate Declaration and proceed to declare your noncredit certificate.

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