Industrial Sewing

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Industrial Sewing is designed to prepare students for employment or small business ownership in piecework construction for garment manufacturing in the fashion industry including but not limited to advanced apparel construction methods using a variety of fabrics and materials, knowledge of and skills on the use of industrial machines, and professional sewing techniques.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Industrial Sewing (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2023

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Students are encouraged to consult with the Program Director before starting the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Use appropriate techniques to construct garments, accessories, and/or home soft goods. (INT/TEC126, TEC110, TEC111, TEC112AU, TEC120, TEC121, TEC122, TEC124, TEC129, TEC143, TEC144, TEC146, TEC147, TEC224, TEC225, TEC226, TEC232, TEC240, THP206)
  • Operate a serger efficiently. (INT/TEC126, TEC110, TEC111, TEC112AU, TEC120, TEC121, TEC122, TEC129, TEC130, TEC224, TEC225, TEC226, TEC232, THP206)
  • Operate an industrial sewing machine with speed and accuracy. (INT/TEC126, TEC143, TEC144, TEC146, TEC147, TEC298AA)
  • Describe the purpose of foundation materials used in garment and/or accessory construction. (TEC110, TEC111, TEC112AU, TEC120, TEC121, TEC122, TEC124, TEC129, TEC130, TEC143, TEC144, TEC146, TEC147, TEC161, TEC232, TEC233, THP206)
  • Demonstrate developed skills and professional techniques for industrial/manufacturing sewing. (TEC143, TEC144, TEC146, TEC147, TEC161, TEC298AA)
  • Identify job opportunities available in the needle trades. (TEC143, TEC147, TEC298AA)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
TEC110Beginning Apparel Construction (3) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
TEC111Intermediate Apparel Construction (3) OR
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre (4)
Permission of Program Director (0)0-4
TEC120Specialty Apparel Construction3
TEC122Sewing with Knits3
TEC124Advanced Apparel Construction3
TEC129Sewing with a Serger3
TEC130Alteration of Ready-Made Garments3
TEC143Industrial Sewing I2
TEC144Industrial Sewing II2
TEC146Manufacturing Sewing Methods I2
TEC147Manufacturing Sewing Methods II2
TEC298AASpecial Projects1
In consultation with the program director, select 6 credits of coursework from the following:
INT/TEC126Sewing for the Home3
TEC112AUSewing Clothing Accessories3
TEC121Creative Sewing Machine Use3
TEC161Digital Machine Embroidery Laboratory1
TEC224Pattern Drafting (2) OR
TEC225Pattern Design I (3) OR
TEC226Draping for Fashion Design (3)2-3
TEC232Costume Construction3
TEC233Computer-Assisted Pattern Making3
TEC240Apparel Production Management2

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