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Diploma in Clothing Technology

Diploma in Clothing Technology Course in Kenya

The Diploma in Clothing Technology program at NIE is a multidisciplinary course that covers various aspects of clothing manufacturing, textile science, garment design, and production management. Through a combination of theoretical learning and hands-on practical training, students will gain a deep understanding of the entire clothing production process from concept to consumer.

Course Outline

Module I: Foundation Skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Life Skills for Personal and Professional Development
  • Information Communication Technology for Clothing Technology
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Fundamentals
  • Textile Science and Technology
  • Basic Pattern Making and Garment Construction
  • Sewing Techniques and Equipment Operation
  • Quality Control and Assurance in Apparel Manufacturing
  • Mathematics for Clothing Technology

Module II: Advanced Apparel Production

  • Advanced Pattern Making and Grading Techniques
  • Apparel Production Management
  • Industrial Sewing Techniques and Machine Operations
  • Apparel Quality Management Systems
  • Fashion Design Principles
  • Apparel Embellishment and Decoration Techniques
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for Fashion
  • Apparel Costing and Pricing
  • Fabric Testing and Analysis

Module III: Apparel Manufacturing and Management

  • Apparel Production Planning and Control
  • Apparel Industry Laws and Regulations
  • Apparel Marketing and Merchandising
  • Fashion Forecasting and Trends Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management in Apparel Industry
  • Apparel Sourcing and Procurement
  • Apparel Branding and Promotion
  • Industrial Training and Internship
  • Research Methods in Clothing Technology


  • Course duration: 36 months
  • Exam body: KNEC
  • Grade: C- and Above

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Diploma in Clothing Technology program can pursue various rewarding career opportunities in the fashion and apparel industry, including:

  • Apparel Production Manager
  • Pattern Maker
  • Garment Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Fashion Designer
  • Apparel Merchandiser
  • Apparel Production Coordinator
  • Textile Testing and Quality Control Specialist
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Retail Manager

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NIE Technical College’s Diploma in Clothing Technology program is a gateway to a vibrant and dynamic career in the fashion and apparel industry. With a curriculum designed to nurture creativity, technical expertise, and industry relevance, graduates emerge as confident professionals ready to make their mark in the ever-evolving world of fashion. Embark on a journey of innovation and style with NIE Technical College’s Diploma in Clothing Technology, where passion meets opportunity in the heart of the fashion industry.

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