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Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Oregon’s only accredited fashion design college.

Apparel Technical Developer

Complete our Apparel Technical Developer Certificate and live your fashion dreams. A technical developer (Tech Dev) must know textiles, trims, patternmaking, construction and fit. To get a job, a Tech Dev must know beginning and advanced Adobe skills and Excel to create concept boards, flats, spec and tech packages, and a bill of materials. Project management, factory communication and problem solving skills are a plus.

Course requirements

Our Course Catalog has the complete details of the requirements to complete this certificate: list of required classes, electives, course descriptions and more.

Apparel Technical Developer

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