West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Fashion Design


Department Location

Faculty

Fashion Design Faculty

Degrees & Certificates

AA/AS Degrees

AS Degree: Apparel Production - Level 2

Certificates

Apparel Design - Level
Apparel Design - Level 2
Apparel Production - Level 1
Apparel Production - Level 2

Degree Requirements
and Course Descriptions

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Division: Division Name

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Related Links

Gerber Technology

The Fashion Design Program at West Valley Community College is a professional, effective training program that will prepare you for an exciting career in the fashion industry.

Drawing of Fashion ModelOur program is designed to meet your needs. Take classes to re-train, update your skills or complete the program with a Certificate in Fashion Design, Associate Degree in Fashion Design, Certificate Apparel Production, and Associate Degree Apparel Production. You can also transfer to universities.

The West Valley College Fashion Design Program is the recognized leader in computer technology training for apparel design and manufacturing. Our fully equipped computer labs provide students with hands-on experience using computer systems identical to those found in the industry. We are the largest educational facility in North America offering instruction using the Gerber Technology (GT) "AccuMark" System for computer-aided patternmaking, grading and marking. This system is used by major manufacturers throughout the world.

Learning the technology currently found in the industry gives West Valley College Fashion Design students a leading edge when entering the changing job market.

Affordable

The Fashion Design Program offers an affordable alternative to the leading private design institutes. As a public community college, West Valley College offers low cost tuition as well as scholarships and financial aid to qualified students.

Sketches of 2 outfits by student Models in student fashion show Gerber Technology used in program

Real world

The faculty are working professionals who understand industry requirements and bring realistic expectations to the classroom. The curriculum is updated annually to respond to industry requirements and constant contact is maintained with industry through alumni and advisory committees.

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