Certificate of Completion in Alteration Specialist

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Alteration Specialist

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. ++ indicates any suffixed courses.

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.

Program Prerequisites Credits: 0-3

TEC111Clothing Construction (3) OR
Permission of Program Director.0-3

Required Courses Credits: 20-22

TEC112ABAlteration of Ready Made Garments2
TEC112AQPattern Alteration and Fit2
TEC122Sewing with Knits3
TEC124Advanced Clothing Construction3
TEC129Sewing with a Serger3
TEC223Tailoring (3) OR
TEC227Couture Sewing (3)3
TEC277++Any Alteration Internship course(s) (1-3)1-3

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Major: 5556
First Term: 2018 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 20-25
CIPS code: 50.0407
SOC codes: 51-6052.00
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00