Fashion & Related Technologies
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Fashion and Related

Technologies

General Information

Associate in Science and 
Certificates of 
Achievement 
and Accomplishment

   

The fashion program prepares students for employment in the field of design and production or merchandising and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel. Upon completing the degree or certificate requirements, students gain proficiency in clothing, construction, fashion illustration, pattern making, draping, computer aided fashion design, and manufacturing. Students completing the requirements for the merchandising option will also gain proficiency in presentation techniques, planning, promotion, fashion coordination, advertising, and sales.

Competencies will be assessed by portfolios and exhibitions of original apparel design and garments. Students may expect to enter industry as a design assistant, costume technician, fashion consultant, stylist, entry-level pattern maker, quality control assistant, assistant merchandiser, or sales associate.


INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
 
 

Industry and Technology
Education Center

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Fashion
Department
Coordinator

Dr. Vera Bruce Ashley
(310) 660-3593 x3346
vbruce@elcamino.edu
Fax
(310) 660-3106

     

ESTIMATED  ANNUAL EARNINGS

Starting at $36,486   Experienced at $112,313

   

Fashion Department Mission
Statement
   
The Fashion Department of El Camino College is an integral program in the Division of Industry and Technology.  Our primary goal is student success. We strive to achieve the following objectives:
  • To educationally prepare students for entry-level positions in fashion design, fashion merchandising and/or related areas through certificate and associate degree programs

  • To support and prepare students for transfer to colleges and universities to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the area of fashion design, fashion merchandising, and/or related areas

  • To provide programs and experiences that give students applicable hands-on learning, foster professionalism, and create ties within the business community, including networking and internships

  • To encourage teamwork, collaboration, and student awareness of the changing, global, and fast-paced fashion industry through the campus club, "Tailor Made Fashion Club.” 

  

 

 
     

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement 2012-13 - Computer Pattern Making Technician

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement 2012-13 - Costume Technician

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement 2012-13 - Fashion Design and Production

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement 2012-13 - Fashion Merchandising

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement 2012-13 - Fashion Stylist