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, styling 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 Education Center
Fashion Department Coordinator
Dr. Vera Ashley
(310) 660-3593 x3346
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: