CCL Alteration Specialist
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.
TEC111 Clothing Construction 3 OR permission of Program Director. 0-3
The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway. Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
|RC||TEC112AB||Alteration of Ready Made Garments||2|
|RC||TEC122||Sewing with Knits||TEC122 only offered in the Fall||3|
|RC||TEC124||Advanced Clothing Construction||Prerequisites: TEC111 or permission of Instructor.||3|
|RC||TEC129||Sewing with a Serger||3|
|TEC222 Prerequisite is: TEC124 or permission of Instructor. TEC227 Prerequisite: TEC111 or permission of Instructor.||TEC223 only offered in the Spring||3|
|RC||TEC277++||Alteration Internship||Completion of at least twelve (12) college credits, minimum 2.6 grade point average, and be able to obtain a position related to student's academic or career goals (student's present job may qualify); OR permission of Instructor.||Any TEC277 module||1–3|
|RC||TEC112AQ||Pattern Alteration and Fit||Prerequisites: TEC111 or permission of Instructor.||2|
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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Alteration Specialist (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=103071).
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