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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.

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

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

Personal choicecourses* (choose 5):
SXF 020 Costing: How to Win the Garment Game
SXF 500Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know
SXP 100Design and Product Development Technology Made Easy (online course)
SXP 120How to Build a Better Garment: Stitches, Seams, and Finishing
SXP 305Technical Design from Product Analysis to Fit Approval
SXP 510 Sourcing Essentials forProduct Developers: The Key Tools and Techniques
CTD 131Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
CTB 012Excel II: Fashion Design
CTB 051 WebPDM
CTD 100Illustrator I
CTD 110 Illustrator II: Fashion Design
CTD 120 Illustrator III: Fashion Design
SXF 140Using Social Networking, Blogging, and Fashion Digital Media for Product Development (online course)
SXF 216 Ultimate Guide to Jeans from Design to Product Development
SXF 250How to Write Garment Specs for Improved Manufacturing Consistency for Wovens and Knits
SXF 501 FabricationDyeing, Printing, and Finishing Essentials
SXP351Expert Fit, Patterns, Grading, and Specifications

*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. You may obtain this form fromthe instructorof your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at Andrea_AdkinsMiller@fitnyc.edu. You may alsopick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.
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