Apparel Design & Development Entrance Requirements

  • Students must show they are ready to take ENG 101 and MAT 087 by either taking the COMPASS Placement Test, or providing college transcripts showing successful completion of college–level English and Math from an accredited college.
  • Before entering this program, students must show computer competency and demonstrate intermediate sewing skills:
    • Computer competency can be shown by completing MIC 101; or MIC 104W & MIC 104E; or BUS 170 or taking the SAM Challenge test. Please see the division office for more details on these options.
    • Skill development courses APPRL 096, APPRL 098, and APPRL 100 must be successfully completed sequentially before entering the program. These courses are designed to develop intermediate sewing skills on industrial machines and introduce students to patternmaking in order to properly prepare them for the program.
  • Those who feel they have significant experience using industrial sewing machines and are already familiar with patternmaking, may be able to test out of APPRL 096 and/or APPRL 098 by taking a skills challenge test. Testing arrangements can be made by contacting Leah Watkins at 206.934.3223.
  • APPRL 100 must be completed by any student wanting to enter the program. Extreme exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.
  • Entry into this program is in fall quarter only, however, APPRL 096, APPRL 098 and APPRL 100 are offered throughout the year. Check quarterly class schedules for offerings of these courses.

How to Get Started

  • Complete the Standard Procedure for Admission to the College.
  • Once you have been admitted to Seattle Central College and have evidence of academic eligibility through COMPASS or transcripts, contact Leon Lewis, Workforce Information Specialist at
  • E–mail Leon Lewis the following information:
    • Your student I.D. number
    • Let him know that you sent your transcripts or took the COMPASS test
    • Ask to open a Program File for the AD&D program

Contact Information

School of Apparel Design and Development
Business, Information Technologies & Creative Arts Division
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room BE5166
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.3830 206.934.3830

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