At Don Bosco Technical college we offer internationally recognized certificates on Industrial Clothing Design and Construction, below are the modules and requirements for the certificates.

National Foundation Certificate

  • Pattern Making – theory and practical 142/15/S01
  • Garment Construction – textile studies 141/15/S01

Clothing Technology

The course is designed to produce an operative with knowledge, skills and attitudes required for garment and pattern making in the clothing industry. The course duration is covered in one year, offered on a full time and part-time basis. Assessment is through continuous assessment, practical and theory examination.The programme considers gender mainstreaming, environment for the sustainable development, physical or mental challenges, health dispositions and the intersections between race, class and culture.By the end of the course a student should be able to construct patterns and garments.

Requirements – Pattern Making

  • Khaki covers
  • Wood glue (white paste)
  • Dressing pins
  • Tape measure
  • Seam ripper
  • Tracing wheel
  • A3 Envelopes
  • Fabric
  • Hand needles (not machine needles)
  • Bobbing case for domestic machine

National Certificate

The course is designed to develop a competent Industrial Clothing Designer with the  knowledge, skills and attitudes required to satisfy the needs of the Clothing, Textiles and Leather Sector. The course duration is covered in one year, offered on a full time and part-time basis. Assessment is through continuous assessment, practical and theory examination. The programme considers gender mainstreaming, environment for the sustainable development, physical or mental challenges, health dispositions and the intersections between race, class and culture.

Materials Required for classwork

  • Blouse – 1½ m polycotton, matching buttons
  • Skirt – 1½m mandy or hartel, cafra suiting, matching zip and thread
  • Child dress – 1½m plain cotton
  • Short – 1m mandy or hartel
  • Vilene

Modules

  • Garment Design and Industrial Pattern Techniques 374/13/S10
  • Industrial Sewing Techniques 374/13/S01
  • Textile Technology 374/13/S03
  • Project 374/13/S09
  • Clothing Factory Management and Operations 374/13/S05
  • Introduction to Computers 310/13/S07
  • National and Strategic Studies 401/13/S01
  • Entrepreneurship Skills Development 402/13/S01
  • Basic Communication 374/13/S07

Academic Requirements

  • 5 Ordinary level passes including English