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Trade Certificates or A.A. Degrees for: 


Fashion Design

  • Apparel Design
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Independent Designer
  • Theatre Costuming


  • Buyer / Merchandisers
  • Retail Management
  • Display / Visual Merchandising 
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Sales Representatives
  • Styling

Product Development and Technical Design

  • Product Developer
  • Production Management
  • Technical Design
  • Pattern Making

Interested in Fashion Careers? 

Application: Students enrolling for the first time or who are returning after not attending the previous semester must complete an Admission application by applying online at
Class load: A full-time student with fifteen units / about five classes per semester can complete an A.A. Degree (about 60 units) in two years. Many of our student are part-time students taking one or more classes during the day or evening. 
Cost: 46 dollars per unit (most classes are 2-3 units per class plus textbooks, supplies, parking & health and student body fees).  For more information, please visit:
Certificates: Completion of the required classes (elective classes are not required only suggested) of your selected program.  You can complete as many certificates as desired. 
A.A. Degree:  Completion of the required program classes with completion of required General Education classes (see college catalog) can be taken before, after or with your certificate classes. 
Transfer: Class # 100 and above are transferable. 
Jobs Are Available: Fashion industry is the largest employer in the U.S., Second only to U.S. Government.  Southern California is the sportswear Design Center for the world.  Orange County has the most concentrated retail apparel sales for California. 

For more information please call: Kyla Benson, FCS Department Chair 

Program Information: (714) 564-6800 
Registration Information: (714) 564-6005 
Counseling/Financial Aid: (714) 564-6100 
Child Care Center: (714) 564-6890 
Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: