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Fashion Program

2016-2017

Description

The Fashion program offers a variety of courses that allow students to develop skills to pursue careers in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising Merchandising, Computer Fashion Technology: Design, Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising, and related fashion careers. With a high emphasis on technology, both computer and equipment-based, students obtain skills that assist them in securing positions and advance in the fashion field. Coursework is supplemented with participation in field excursions, guest lecturers, work experience positions, and opportunities that involve the local fashion community. Much of the emphasis of the program is on active student learning and participation in class and campus activities that involve leadership and planning. A strong advisory board of fashion professionals provides input to the program and supports various activities on and off campus.

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Program Goals

The goal of the Fashion Program is to provide students with technical and career skills that allow them to enter the fashion industry with a balance of knowledge, theory, and practical training. We strive to provide students with quality instruction, utilizing current technology and equipment, and relevant curriculum.

Program Emphasis

The Fashion Program is designed for students interested in pursuing a fashion related career. Students gain practical, technical and knowledge-based skills in their area of emphasis. In addition they gain an understanding of career opportunities and a working knowledge of the various components of the constantly changing fashion industry.

Students may specialize in one of four areas, including: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Computer Fashion Technology: Design, or Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should consult the counseling department and a Fashion faculty advisor for assistance in program planning.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
Fashion Design 31-37
Fashion Merchandising 32-37
Computer Fashion Technology: Design 31
Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising 30
Associate of Science Degree:
Fashion Design 46-52*
Fashion Merchandising 38-43*
Computer Fashion Technology: Design 45-46*
Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising 41-42*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Career Options

Fashion Design:

Careers in the areas of Fashion Design, Technical Design, Pattern Making, Sample Maker, Merchandising, Illustration, Textiles, Textile and Print Designer, Tailor.

Fashion Merchandising:

Careers in the areas of Merchandising, Retail Management, Fashion Sales, Fashion Buying, Promotion, Visual Merchandising,Fashion Styling, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Sales, Stylist, Manufacturer’s Sale Rep, Piece Goods or Trim Buyer.

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Fashion Program will gain facility with:

  • Communication: Students will have the ability to demonstrate effective communication and critical thinking through oral presentations and written work.
  • Technological Awareness: Students will have the ability to use current technology such as computers, peripherals, and software or sewing equipment pertinent to fashion design or merchandising.
  • Global Awareness: Students will have the ability to compare and contrast how various cultures and countries interrelate in the global fashion community.
  • Industry Preparedness: Students will achieve a set of skills that keeps them current and allows them to secure employment in the Fashion industry. 

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Achievement: Fashion

Fashion Design

Courses Required for the Major: Units
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 120 Fashion History and Trends 3
FASH 125 Fashion Selection 3
FASH 130 Apparel Construction I 3
FASH 140 Clothing Design and Flat Pattern I 3
FASH 142 Fashion Sketching 3
FASH 145 Clothing Design Through Draping 3
FASH 155 Fashion Field Studies or
FASH 156 International Fashion Field Studies: Overview or
FASH 157 International Field Studies: Focused Study 1-4
FASH 175 Computer Fashion Design I: Adobe PhotoShop or
FASH 176 Computer Fashion Design II: Adobe Illustrator 3
FASH 199A Fashion Laboratory A 1
FASH 199B Fashion Laboratory B 1
FASH 270 Work Experience 1-4
FASH 168 Textiles 3
Total Units = 31-37

Fashion Merchandising

Courses Required for the Major: Units
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 108 Analysis, Evaluation, and Comparison of Ready-to-Wear Fashion 3
FASH 110 Fashion Buying/Management 3
FASH 112 Fashion Promotion 3
FASH 115 Visual Merchandising 3
FASH 125 Fashion Selection 3
FASH 155 Fashion Field Studies or
FASH 156 International Fashion Field Studies 1-4
FASH 178 Computer Publishing and Portfolio 3
FASH 270 Work Experience 2-4
FASH 168 Textiles 3
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
Select one course from the following :
MARK 105 Professional Selling 3
MARK 110 Principles of Retailing 3
FASH 130 Advertising Principles 3
FASH 190 Fashion Entrepreneurship 3
Total Units = 32-37

Certificate of Achievement: Computer Fashion Technology

Design

The Computer Fashion Technology: Design Certificate of Achievement offers students courses that prepare them for work in the Fashion Design field. The emphasis on technological training provides students with a solid background that expands career options to include a growing number of fashion industry positions requiring strong computer and software skills. Students are trained to work with digital fashion design and illustration, computerized patternmaking, technical design, textile and graphic design, and Internet sales and marketing.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
The Fashion Program recommends that students take FASH 130, 199A early in their course of study and take FASH 140 prior to taking Fashion 171.
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 130 Apparel Construction I 3
FASH 140 Clothing Design and Flat Pattern I 3
FASH 171 Computer Flat Pattern Design 3
FASH 173 Fashion Marketing on the Internet 1
FASH 175 Computer Fashion Design I: Adobe PhotoShop 3
FASH 176 Computer Fashion Design II: Adobe Illustrator 3
FASH 178 Computer Publishing and Portfolio 3
FASH 199A Fashion Laboratory A 1
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 3
FASH 168 Textiles 3
Total Units = 31

Recommended Electives: Fashion 108 ; Multimedia 101 .

Merchandising

Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising Certificate of Achievement offers students courses that prepare them for work in Fashion Merchandising. The emphasis on software and technology provides students with a sound background that expands career options to include a growing number of fashion merchandising positions requiring strong computer and software skills. Students are trained to work in areas of fashion graphics, buying, marketing (traditional and Internet), promotion and publishing, business skills and general management for both small and large business operations.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
The Fashion Program suggests students take Fashion 270, Work Experience, near the end of their course of study.
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 108 Analysis, Evaluation, and Comparison of Ready-to-Wear Fashion 3
FASH 110 Fashion Buying/Management 3
FASH 173 Fashion Marketing on the Internet 1
FASH 175 Computer Fashion Design: Adobe PhotoShop 3
FASH 176 Computer Fashion Design II: Adobe Illustrator 3
FASH 178 Computer Publishing and Portfolio 3
FASH 179 Fashion Photo Styling 3
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
CBTE 173 Introduction to E-Commerce 3
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 3
Total Units = 30

Recommended Electives: Multimedia 101 .

Associate of Science Degree: Fashion

Fashion Design

Courses Required for the Major: Units
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 120 Fashion History and Trends 3
FASH 125 Fashion Selection 3
FASH 130 Apparel Construction I 3
FASH 131 Apparel Construction II 3
FASH 140 Clothing Design and Flat Pattern I 3
FASH 142 Fashion Sketching 3
FASH 145 Clothing Design Through Draping 3
FASH 150 Advanced Fashion Design 3
FASH 155 Fashion Field Studies or
FASH 156 International Fashion Field Studies: Overview or
FASH 157 International Field Studies: Focused Study 1-4
FASH 175 Computer Fashion Design I: Adobe PhotoShop or
FASH 176 Computer Fashion Design II: Adobe Illustrator 3
FASH 199A Fashion Laboratory A 1
FASH 199B Fashion Laboratory B 1
FASH 199C Fashion Laboratory C 1
FASH 270 Work Experience 1-4
FASH 168 Textiles 3
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
Choose three units from the following:
FASH 121 Ethnic Costume: History and Design 1
FASH 135 Tailoring 3
FASH 141 Clothing Design and Flat Pattern II 3
FASH 160 Millinery Techniques 1
FASH 161 Millinery Flat Pattern Design 1
FASH 162 Millinery Blocking 1
FASH 170 Textile Design 1
FASH 171 Computer Flat Pattern Design 3
FASH 172 Computer Flat Pattern Design II 3
Total Units = 46-52

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Fashion 110 , 121 , 135 , 141 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 175 , 176 , 178 , 179 , 190 , 290 .

Fashion Merchandising

Courses Required for the Major: Units
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 108 Analysis, Evaluation, and Comparison of Ready-to-Wear Fashion 3
FASH 110 Fashion Buying/Management 3
FASH 112 Fashion Promotion 3
FASH 115 Visual Merchandising 3
FASH 125 Fashion Selection 3
FASH 155 Fashion Field Studies or
FASH 156 International Fashion Field Studies: Overview or
FASH 157 International Field Studies: Focused Study 1-4
FASH 178 Computer Publishing and Portfolio 3
FASH 190 Fashion Entrepreneurship 3
FASH 270 Work Experience 2-4
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
FASH 168 Textiles 3
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
Select one course from the following :
MARK 105 Professional Selling 3
MARK 110 Principles of Retailing 3
FASH 130 Advertising Principles 3
Total Units = 38-43

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Accounting ACCT116A ; Economics 120 ; Fashion 120 , 130 , 173 , 175 , 176 , 290 .

Associate of Science Degree: Computer Fashion Technology

Design

The Computer Fashion Technology: Design Associate of Science degree offers students courses that prepare them for work in the Fashion Design field. The emphasis on technological training provides students with a solid background that expands career options to include a growing number of fashion industry positions requiring strong computer and software skills. Students are trained to work with digital fashion design and illustration, computerized patternmaking, technical design, textile and graphic design, and Internet sales and marketing.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
The Fashion Program recommends that students take FASH 130, 199A early in their course of study and take FASH 140 prior to taking Fashion 171.
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 125 Fashion Selection 3
FASH 130 Apparel Construction I 3
FASH 140 Clothing Design and Flat Pattern I 3
FASH 171 Computer Flat Pattern Design 3
FASH 172 Computer Flat Pattern Design II 3
FASH 173 Fashion Marketing on the Internet 1
FASH 175 Computer Fashion Design I: Adobe PhotoShop 3
FASH 176 Computer Fashion Design II: Adobe Illustrator 3
FASH 178 Computer Publishing and Portfolio 3
FASH 199A Fashion Laboratory A 1
FASH 270 Work Experience 2
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 150B Beginning Graphic Design or 3
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 3
FASH 168 Textiles 3
Total Units = 45-46

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Fashion 108 , 120 .

Merchandising

Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising Associate of Science degree offers students courses that prepare them for work in Fashion Merchandising. The emphasis on software and technology provides students with a sound background that expands career options to include a growing number of fashion merchandising positions requiring strong computer and software skills. Students are trained to work in areas of fashion graphics, buying, marketing (traditional and Internet), promotion and publishing, business skills and general management for both small and large business operations.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
FASH 105 Introduction to Fashion 3
FASH 108 Analysis, Evaluation, and Comparison of Ready-to-Wear Fashion 3
FASH 110 Fashion Buying/Management 3
FASH 190 Fashion Entrepreneurship 3
FASH 125 Fashion Selection 3
FASH 173 Fashion Marketing on the Internet 1
FASH 175 Computer Fashion Design: Adobe PhotoShop 3
FASH 176 Computer Fashion Design II: Adobe Illustrator 3
FASH 178 Computer Publishing and Portfolio 3
FASH 179 Fashion Photo Styling 3
FASH 270 Work Experience 2
FASH 168 Textiles 2
ARTF 150B Beginning Graphic Design or 3
FASH 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
CBTE 173 Introduction to E-Commerce 3
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 3
Total Units = 41-42

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Recommended Electives: Art-Fine Art 150A ; Computer Business Technology 162 .

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.