Get Started in Apparel Design & Development

Whether you're a current student at Seattle Central College or an interested applicant, it’s never been easier to start training for a rewarding career. Once you meet the eligibility requirements and are accepted into the program, you can begin your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Fall Quarter. Get started today!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Satisfy the writing, reading comprehension and math components of the college admissions test (must be eligible for ENGL&101 English Composition I and MATH084 Algebra I).
  • Show computer competency by completing BTM 111 Business Application I; or BTM 101 (MS Word) & BTM 102 (MS Excel); or taking the SAM Challenge test.
  • Demonstrate intermediate sewing skills by successfully completing prerequisite skill development courses, APPRL096 / APPRL098 / APPRL100 (recommended) or APPRL 099 Summer Intensive before enrolling in the program. The APPRL096 / APPRL098 / APPRL100 courses must be taken sequentially. These courses are expected to be offered:
    • Apparel 096 – Fall, Winter
    • Apparel 098 – Winter, Spring
    • Apparel 100 – Spring, Summer
    • Apparel 099 Intensive – Summer

Please see more details on preparing for the pre-requisite classes and enrolling in the two year program here

For questions please email Rebecca Johnston at

  1. Attend a Apparel Design & Development Information Session
  2. Complete the 5-Step Enrollment Process for Seattle Central College, which includes placement testing and transcript evaluations to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.
  3. Meet with an Advisor to evaluate your eligibility, issue the proper form and open a file with the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences office. 

Apparel Design & Dev Information Session

Are you interested in a fashion industry career? The School of Apparel Design & Development at Seattle Central College provides relevant technical and creative training that prepares students to succeed in a competitive industry, and that is always aligned to apparel industry trends. Our graduates hit the floor running.

Come learn about our program located at the hub of a vibrant urban community on Seattle’s Capitol Hill and see our 10,000 square feet of studio and classroom space equipped with up-to-date technology and industrial equipment.


  • WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24th from 1-2pm in classroom 1139A (in person)
  • WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28th from 4pm-5pm in classroom 1139A (in person)
  • 4/10 in person (room 1139A) @4pm - 5pm.
  • 4/19 on Zoom @1pm - 2pm 
    Meeting ID: 340 746 2173

  • 4/24 in person (room 1139A) @4pm - 5pm