Certificate of Completion in Alteration Specialist

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Alteration Specialist (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5556
Total Credits Required
20–22

Program Prerequisites

TEC111 Clothing Construction 3 OR permission of Program Director.  0-3

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10
TEC112AB Alteration of Ready Made Garments RC 2
TEC124 Advanced Clothing Construction RC 3
TEC129 Sewing with a Serger RC 3
TEC112AQ Pattern Alteration and Fit RC 2

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10-12
TEC122 Sewing with Knits TEC122 only offered in the Fall RC 3
TEC222 Textiles RC 3
TEC223 or
TEC227
Tailoring or
Couture Sewing
TEC227 only offered in the Spring. TEC223 is offered at Phoenix College only. RC 3
TEC277++ Alteration Internship Any TEC277 module RC 1–3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

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 (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=103071).