Curriculum

The Fashion Department is dedicated to teaching the requisite skills needed for success in all aspects of the fashion industry. The curricula offer students interested in careers in fashion merchandising, design, textiles and image consulting, specialty training for career advancement and employment.

Enrollment is open to all interested students. However, students are required to complete the procedure for admission to the college.

 

Schedule - classes and times offered for the current semester
Course Descriptions - a comprehensive list of all courses offered

 

The Fashion Department offers day, evening and Saturday classes at the following campuses:

 

 

Fashion Department Certificates of Achievement/Accomplishment

There are 5 different Certificates a student can earn in the Fashion Department:

  1. Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising
  2. Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Design
  3. Certificate of Accomplishment in Image Consulting
  4. Certificate of Accomplishment in Textiles
  5. Certificate of Accomplishment in Fashion Styling

Our certificates fulfill the needs of two groups: those who desire to prepare for employment in the fashion merchandising field, and those currently employed who wish to improve their on-the-job skills in this industry.


Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising

Students may Major in Fashion Merchandising as well as receive a Certificate of Achievement. Students who complete each of the requisite courses, and complete the graduation requirements for the AA Degree, will satisfy the requirements for the Fashion Merchandising Major. The curriculum in Fashion Merchandising Major, a two-year course of study (37-41 units) combines classroom instruction with part-time off-campus employment that is designed to help students advance to mid-management positions in the retail, manufacturing and wholesale industry. Graduates of the program are well respected in the fashion community and are sought after for jobs in retail/wholesale buying, management and selling, visual merchandising, fashion styling and forecasting, as well as fashion show promotions and productions. Many merchandising students choose to explore both the Fashion Design program as an adjunct to their merchandising classes as these programs complement each other and offer skills that would be helpful and often essential to both types of business.

The jobs that students receive upon graduation depend on their career goals and practical experience. Graduates may accept positions as sales associates, managers, visual merchandisers, stylists, image consultants, fashion show producers, special events consultants, fashion forecasters, fabric librarians, weavers and showroom assistants.

 

Courses Required:

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Courses

Units

BSMA 66 Business Mathematics
   or BSMA 68 Mathematics of Business
   or MATH E1 Basic Mathematics
   or MATH E3 Basic Mathematics
4
3
2
3
FASH 22 Textile Analysis
   or FASH 57 Fabric Glossary
3
1
FASH 42 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3
FASH 44 Merchandising -- Retail Buying 3
FASH 46 Fashion Merchandising 3
FASH 47 Fashion Coordination 3
FASH 48 Fashion Show Production 3
FASH 49 Visual Merchandising 3
FASH 50 The Business of Modeling
   or FASH 54B Advanced Fashion Styling
   or FASH 45A Image Consulting
3
3
3
FASH 53 Fashion Forecasting 3
FASH 54A Fashion Styling 3
FASH 56 Fashion Writing and Publicity 3
FASH 60 Field Work in Fashion Merchandising 1
FASH 61 Work Experience in the Fashion Industry \
   or FASH 62 Work Experience in Image Consulting
3
3

Total Units


37-41
Recommended Electives:. ACCT 1, 50; ART 101-118, 138; BSEN 70, 74; FASH 23, 28; MRKT 122, 140, 170; PSYC 26; SPCH 11.


 

Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Design

Students may Major in Fashion Design as well as receive a Certificate of Achievement. Students who complete each of the requisite courses, and complete the graduation requirements for the AA Degree, will satisfy the requirements for the Fashion Design Major. The curriculum in Fashion Design, a two-year course of study (52 units) combines classroom instruction with a part-time internship that is designed to help students qualify for employment as assistant designers, fashion illustrators, assistant patternmakers, and product developers. Positions to which graduates have advanced after gaining experience include those of designers, technical designers, and patternmakers. All positions include working for large and small companies as well as enterpreneurship.

Design training can lead to careers as fashion illustrators, designers, assistant designers, patternmakers, product developers and entrepreneurs.

Courses Required (in recommended order):

Courses

Units

First Semester - Fall
FASH 21 Fashion Careers 1
FASH 15A Apparel Construction l 3
FASH 22 Textile Analysis 3
FASH 27 Fashion Draping 3
FASH 35A Fashion Illustration l 3

Second Semester - Spring
FASH 23 Fashion History 3
FASH 26 Flat Pattern Design l 3
FASH 36 Principles of Fashion Design 3
FASH 15B Apparel Construction ll 3

Third Semester - Fall
FASH 55 Icons of Contemporary Design 3
FASH 15C Apparel Construction lll 3
FASH 67 Computer Assisted Fashion Design 3
FASH 35B Fashion Illustration ll 3

Fourth Semester - Spring
FASH 37 Flat Pattern Design ll 3
GRPH 112 Digital Illustration for Fashion 3
FASH 33 Design Portfolio in Fashion 3
FASH 51 Creating A Garment Business 3
FASH 63 Fashion Design and Production Internship 2

Total Units

51
Recommended Electives: ART125A-B, 132A-B; FASH 29, 34, 42, 46, 53, 54, 66; GRPH 25, 98A, 100A.


 

Certificate of Accomplishment in Image Consulting

The Image Consulting program is designed to prepare students for careers as Image Consultants, Personal Shoppers, Stylists, and Sales Associates. They can either work independently or for a retailer. Coursework willincorporate skills such as color and wardrobe selection, figure analysis and setting up a business.

 

Courses Required:

Courses

Units

FASH 45A Image Consulting 3
FASH 45B Advanced Image Consulting 3
FASH 47 Fashion Coordination 3
FASH 54A Fashion Styling 3
FASH 60 Field Work in Fashion Merchandising 1
FASH 62 Work Experience in Image Consulting
   or FASH 61 Work Experience in the Fashion Industry
3
3

Total Units

16
Recommended Electives: ART 125B; BSEN 70; FASH 22, 23, 36, 42, 46; MABS 60.


 

Certificate of Accomplishment in Textiles

The objective of the Textiles Certificate of Accomplishment is to offer students a diverse array of techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loom controlled multi-harness weaving to designing woven textiles using advanced weave structures. Students explore methods of fabric manipulation in two and three dimensional surface designs using painting, stamping stenciling, silk screening, and other techniques. Emphasis is on both conceptual and practical skills development. Positions available to graduates include Knitwear and Woven Product Developers, Textile Designers, Weavers, Fabric Developers, and Fiber Artists.

 

Courses Required:

Courses

Units

FASH 15A Apparel Construction l 3
FASH 22 Textile Analysis 3
FASH 25A Weaving l 2
FASH 25B Weaving ll 2
FASH 25C Weaving lll 3
FASH 64 Fashion Surface Design l 3
FASH 65 Fashion Surface Design ll 3
FASH 71 Apparel Art 3

Total Units

22
Recommended Electives: ART 125A-B, 126; FASH 22.

      

 

Non-Credit Certificate of Accomplishment in Textiles

Textile and Fabric Design

The fashion technology courses and certificates teach the skills needed in fashion sewing, alteration, textile and fabric design and formation, and upholstery.


 

Courses Required:

Courses

Hours

FASH 6006 Expanded Woven Design 72
FASH 6008 Weaving Tapestry 72

Plus ONE elective course from the following:

 
FASH 6005 Weaving-Beginning 70
FASH 6007 Art Weaving 70
FASH 6025 Quiltmaking 54
FASH 6027 Surface Design-3-dimensional 54

Total Hours

197-214

 



      

Certificate of Accomplishment in Fashion Styling

The Certificate of Accomplishment in Fashion Styling is a hands-on field based program that teaches students the requisite skills required to become professional stylists. It includes instruction in assembling a styling kit, the different aspects of merchandise styling, and sources of styling inspiration. Students completing this certificate will be qualified for employment as photo, fashion show, film, and video stylists.


 

Courses Required:

Courses

Units

FASH 54A Fashion Styling 3
FASH 54B Advanced Fashion Styling 3
FASH 47   Fashion Coordinating 3
FASH 53   Fashion Forecasting 3
FASH 60   Field Work in Fashion Merchandising 1
FASH 61   Work Experience in Fashion Industry
   or FASH 33 Design Portfolio
3
3

Total Units

16
Recommended Electives: FASH 45A, FASH 45B, MRKT 148.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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