Clothing and Textiles

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Clothing and Textiles certificate programs provide students the skills and knowledge necessary to build Clothing and Textiles careers and businesses. Students engage in hands-on learning and receive instruction from top-rated instructors.

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Bill Barnard enrolled in SDCCE’s fashion program after his two daughters Hayden, and Zoey, were asking for princess costumes. “I’m a girl dad and I am showing my girl’s that their father is learning how to sew,” he said. “I want to teach them that they can do anything they put their mind too, no matter their gender. They can change a tire, play sports, and sew.” After serving 23 years in the military, Senior Chief Barnard will retire this fall, with plans to complete a Clothing Construction certificate at SDCCE and to expand his parent advocacy business, Dad Involved, which mentors fathers on how to be engaged with their kids’ interests.

Bill Barnard

Clothing Construction

216 HOURS
9 or 6 HOURS PER WEEK
24 or 36 WEEKS

Zippers, buttons and hemlines change over the years, but the fashion industry never goes out of style. If you like the idea of making clothes, you might be a good match for this comprehensive fashion production training program. Students learn beginning through advanced fashion/sewing skills.

You will learn:

  • Basic to advanced apparel construction skills
  • Fabric identification and selection, and pattern selection
  • Variety of measurement and fitting methods
  • Selection, care, and use of various types of sewing machines
  • Commercial, custom, and timesaving technologies and techniques
  • Professional standards of workmanship
  • Traditional and contemporary tailoring methods

Complete four courses:

  • CLTX 620 Sewing Fundamentals I
  • CLTX 625 Sewing Fundamentals II
  • CLTX 630 Sewing Like a Professional
  • CLTX 635 Contemporary Tailoring
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Clothing Construction Orientation

Clothing and Textiles programs require online orientation prior to enrollment.


Sewn Products Business

324 HOURS
6.5 HOURS PER WEEK
50 WEEKS

Learn the ins and outs of developing a sewn product from concept to consumer in this entrepreneurial program. Turn ideas into your entrepreneurial sewn product business. Learn aspects of the sewn products business; develop a feasibility and marketing plan related to a conceptual product; sewn product manufacturing in industrial and home-based environments, and preparation for employment in the clothing construction industry.

Complete three courses:

  • CLTX 651 Sewn Product Business I
  • CLTX 652 Sewn Product Business II
  • CLTX 653 Sewn Product Business III
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Sewn Products Business Orientation

Clothing and Textiles programs require online orientation prior to enrollment.


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