CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The Apparel Business Company at Portland Sewing offers three apparel certificates. With concentrated effort, it’s possible to complete a certificate within a year’s study.  Completing these certificates gives the student the right skills to enter an apparel business and opens the door to apparel companies.

ABC offers three apparel certificates:  Apparel Designer, Apparel Entrepreneur and Computer Essentials.  We have created these programs after talking to design schools, fashion designers and managers at leading apparel companies.  All say these are the classes you need to succeed in the fashion business.

With concentrated effort, it’s possible to complete a certificate within a year’s study.  Completing these certificates gives the student the right skills to enter an apparel business and opens the door to apparel companies.

Classes are given in the order they should be taken so students can meet the required pre-requisites.  The full curriculum begins each Fall but you can start any time.  You can sign up for one program.  Or, if you wish, start with one and move on to another.  Most students start with the Apparel Designer certificate.

Interested?  Download an application here.  Then contact info@portlandsewing.com with your questions and to set an appointment.

Apparel Designer:  Here are the classes you need to start a life as a fashion designer.  They also will prepare you to compete for a spot in our biannual Fashion Forward Program ®.
Apparel Designer Certificate

Apparel Entrepreneur.  Here are the classes you need to start and stay with your own apparel business.

Apparel Entrepreneur Certificate

Computer Essentials.  Along with Adobe, Flats & Technical Packages plus Concept & Development, these are the skills apparel companies expect you to have when you apply for a job.Computer Essentials Certificate

Curriculum and fees subject to change.

“Thank you for taking the time to help me sort through my career in fashion. I have submitted my application to the apparel degree program at Portland Sewing. I redid my entry and I can honestly say I have learned more from the hour talking to you about portfolio development than my three years at Oregon State.” – Jessica