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Advanced Apparel Technologies

at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 14
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

MCTC's Apparel Technologies program prepares you to produce a finished, professional garment from pattern to final product. Program coursework covers apparel design, using both traditional pattern-making and computer aided design methods, development, and grading. Standard industry software is used to automate the design process. You will learn industrial sewing methods and study textiles, product development, the sewn-goods manufacturing process, alteration techniques, and proper garment fit and proportion. The Apparel Technologies Advanced Certificate is designed for students desiring advanced skills.To be eligible to take these advanced courses, students must have completed the Apparel Technologies diploma or have industrial experience as determined by an Apparel Technologies faculty member. MCTC's program the only one in the state provides extensive hands-on training by industry experienced instructors. You will gain a sense of personal accomplishment with the completion of each garment. You will need good eyesight and good hand-eye coordination to successfully participate in this program. You must purchase sewing and drafting tool kits, fabrics and notions for class projects, as well as pattern paper. Where You Could Work Small to mid-sized apparel and sewn-product manufacturers Alteration, bridal and tailor shops Theaters and costume houses Technical specifications and pattern-making facilities or departments of corporations

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

  • Median wage: $15.08/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Fashion Designers

  • Median wage: $22.79/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: