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

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Don’t have this yet? Seattle Central College offers several programs to help you complete your high school education.
  • Satisfy the writing, reading comprehension and math components of the college admissions test (must be eligible for ENG 101 English Composition I and MAT 084 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. Please see the division office for more details on these options.
  • Demonstrate intermediate sewing skills by successfully completing skill development courses (APPRL 096, APPRL 098 and APPRL 100) before enrolling in the program. You may be able to test out of APPRL 096 and/or APPRL 098 if you have significant experience using industrial sewing machines and are familiar with patternmaking. However, APPRL 100 must be taken by any student wanting to enter the program (extremely limited exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis). Testing arrangements can be made by contacting Rebecca Johnston at 206.934.3223 or

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend a Apparel Design & Development Information Session or contact the department for more information (optional).
  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. 

Entry into this program is in fall quarter only, however, APPRL 096, APPRL 098 and APPRL 100 are offered throughout the year. Check the quarterly class schedule for offerings of these courses.

If you have questions about enrolling in the Apparel Design and Development program, contact us for more information.