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  • A student operates a sewing machine.Explore the world of fashion, sewing, and textiles.
  • Create your own personal garments choosing from a wide variety of fabrics, patterns, and trims.
  • Experience the apparel industry using a wide variety of industrial equipment.
  • Utilize this course for entry into the apparel industry directly from high school or as a stepping stone into college.

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Job Titles – Career Pathways
13-1022   Retail Buyer
41-2031   Retail Salespersons
41-9011   Demonstrators and Product Promoters
51-6021   Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
51-6031   Sewing Machine Operators
51-6052   Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
LOCAL      Merchandise Manager & Fashion Coordinator

CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Art Institute of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Student Certifications
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
*  Apparel and Textile Production and Merchandising
OSHA Safety Certification

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➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

Mrs. Rubin, Sewing teacherInstructor – Ms. Tricia Rubin

I enjoy spending time at home with my daughter, as well as traveling, quilting, and doing home improvement projects.

B.S. Education, University of North Texas
M.S. Education, University of North Texas

Certification and Awards
Instruction I Certification in Family and Consumer Science and English

Work Experience
I have more than 25 years of professional sewing experience as a theatrical costume designer in the Philadelphia area, as well as more than 10 years of experience as a visual interior designer for QVC.

Hire Date: 2018

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Sewing tools and supplies, including scissors, pins, patterns, and fabric.

It is the policy of RMCTC not to discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, and national origin
in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.
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