Current Student

This website uses cookies
We use cookies to personalize content, providing better support to each student. We do not share information about your use of our site with any advertising companies. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this feature. About Cookies

Not a Student
Clear/Deselect All Checkboxes

My Profile

Not a Student


My Pathway

Select the Current Student button above to unlock the pathway

Enrollment & Special Cases



Home > Academics > About Pathways > Design & Media Arts > Certificates & Degrees

Fashion Technology

List of Pathway Programs All Academic Programs

Program Overview

​The Los Angeles Trade Technical College Fashion Design and Fashion Technology programs prepare students for careers in all areas of apparel manufacturing from assistant designers to production management.

The Fashion Design and Fashion Technology programs provide specialized training in current methods of garment construction, illustration, draping, pattern making, and grading. Instruction includes the most widely used apparel software programs. In addition to foundational principles, students are encouraged to experiment with creative design problems throughout the two year program. The Fashion Design program is staffed by professional instructors who have spent many years in the fashion industry as designers, pattern makers, production managers and manufacturers in all categories of apparel. The Fashion Design classrooms are equipped like design rooms complete with industrial sewing machines, pressing equipment, grading machines, dress forms and industrial cutting tables. In addition, the college has state of the art computer lab classrooms where instruction is offered in Gerber Technology, Lectra Inc.,Tukatech and PAD Systems, which allows students to master technology along with traditional skills. The newest computer lab was developed to answer industry demand for training in fashion and technical illustration using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

The fashion community contributes to the program through student scholarships donated by professional groups, companies and individuals. Fashion professionals are invited to work with and critique student designs and prominent speakers visit the campus on a regular basis to lecture on current fashion industry trends. Foreign and domestic fashion publications are available for student reference as well as an extensive collection of historical fashion magazines. The Sharon Tate Costume Collection houses a vast collection of apparel from noted designers and historical costumes, used to inspire students and offer creative solutions to design problems. In addition, the apparel community provides internship opportunities for department students through the Cooperative Education courses. These internships offer students real life experiences and potential for permanent employment.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are proficient in construction and assembly, patternmaking and grading, technical and fashion illustration, and draping techniques used to manufacture soft goods. In addition, they will understand and be able to apply computer technology to industry related tasks. The comprehensive two year program stresses industrial problem solving using professional techniques.

Los Angeles is the leading center for apparel manufacturing in the United States. These firms require personnel trained in the design and technical aspects of clothing production. Many local apparel manufacturing firms employ LATTC graduates as designers, assistant designers, grader/marker makers, pattern makers, technical designers, specification writers, and production managers. The program equips graduates with the skills necessary to work in the local industry as well as the global market.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

​Upon completion of the Degree/Certificate program, students are able to:
  • Design and construct apparel, from conception to finished garment, using industry standard tools.
  • Develop industry recognized documents and technical specifications for production and product development of apparel.
  • Use technology related design applications a level commensurate with apparel industry standards.

Program Details

Full Program Details: Fashion Technology (PDF)

Award Title Award Type Required Course Units Total Major Units GE
Units
Fashion Technology AA 36 42 21
Fashion Technology C 28 28

Career Opportunities

Pursue a career as an automotive technician, air conditioning mechanic, automotive electrician, transmission specialist, brake repairer, engine repairer, front-end or tune-up mechanic. Work in dealerships or repair shops or start your own business.

Visit Career Coach to:

  • Research employment prospects
  • View up-to-date local employment statistics, job postings and wage estimates
  • Build and update your résumé to highlight your key skills and job experience

Visit Career Coach

Wage/Salary Information

Go to Salary.com and search by job title and zip code for current wage information.

Visit Salary.com

Social Media Directory 
  • LATTC Official on Facebook
  • LATTC Official on Twitter
  • LATTC Official on Instagram
  • LATTC Official on Snapchat
  • LATTC Official on YouTube
  • LATTC Official RSS Feed

Links to More Important LATTC Info

Are You a High School Counselor?

Visit our Outreach & Recruitment page to setup a campus tour or get more information for your students to share on your campus. We can also schedule a time to visit your campus. Click the button below for more information or call us at 213-763-5341 or email outreach@lattc.edu.

Do You Have a Story To Share?

Visit our Public Relations page to get in touch with us. Our team will either reach out to you to for information or you can share it using the Public Relations Form. You can also call the office line at 213-763-7063 or email LATTC_PR@lattc.edu

Visitor Buttons

Safety and More General Info

Getting to LATTC and Contacting Us

LATTC logo

Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 763-7000 - Fax (213) 763-5393

Copyright © 2019 LATTC. All Rights Reserved.