Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5556
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 20-25
CIP Code: 50.0407
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication

Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 51-6052.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Alteration Specialist is designed to prepare students for employment in alterations for the apparel industry. Students will develop skills in advanced clothing construction, tailoring and couture techniques appropriate for a variety of fabrics and designs, and fitting techniques for all types of apparel. They will develop the ability to select appropriate fashion fabrics, interfacing, and lining materials for specific items of apparel. Students completing this certificate will be able to alter and repair ready-made garments for a profession. Students completing the certificate can expect entry level positions in the alteration profession for retailers, dry-cleaning industry or their own alteration establishment.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
TEC112AB Alteration of Ready Made Garments 2
+ TEC112AQ Pattern Alteration and Fit 2
TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3
+ TEC124 Advanced Clothing Construction 3
TEC129 Sewing with a Serger 3
TEC222 Textiles 3

+ TEC223 Tailoring (3) OR
+ TEC227 Couture Sewing (3) 3

TEC277++ Any Alteration Internship course(s) (1-3) 1-3
Credits: 20-22

Program Competencies
1. Identify and describe job opportunities available in the needle trades. (TEC112AB, TEC112AQ)
2. Choose and explain the basic alteration process that should be applied to a particular alteration problem. (TEC112AB, TEC112AQ)
3. Alter patterns to fit individual figures and make necessary adjustments during the construction process. (TEC112AQ)
4. Select fashion fabric, lining, interfacing, patterns, and notions appropriate for constructing, altering or repairing specific garments. (TEC112AB, TEC124, TEC222)
5. Apply advanced construction techniques (seams and seam finishes, darts, facings, collars, set-in sleeves, machine and bound buttonholes, hems, zippers, linings, matching plaids and stripes) correctly on samples and garments. (TEC124)
6. Operate serger, flatlock fabrics together, serge a variety of seams, finish seams, gather and apply a rolled hem to knit and woven fabrics. (TEC122, TEC129)
7. Describe properties, use, and care of major textile fibers. (TEC222)
8. Construct and alter a tailored garment using techniques, equipment, and supplies required for the tailoring process. (TEC223)
9. Use couture sewing techniques to construct or alter apparel. (TEC227)
10. Perform assigned career duties in a work setting. (TEC277++)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 28, 2017

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