The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Fashion Studies major consists of three options: Fashion Studies - Apparel Design & Production; Fashion Studies - Custom Clothing & Alterations; and Fashion Studies - Fashion Merchandising.
The Fashion Studies: Custom Clothing and Alterations Certificate of Achievement is designed for the student interested in working for, or developing for themselves, a custom sewing and alteration business.
Students will learn advanced techniques in sewing and tailoring on both conventional and Serger sewing machines, and techniques of fitting, alterations, and pattern development.
This program of study is also available as a certificate option.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Analyze customer needs and requests to produce special garments, modify styling and fit where appropriate;
- examine garments worn by customers, recommend fitting solutions, and reconstruct correctly fitting garments;
- construct garments using commercial and custom patterns;
- develop patterns for original designs using both flat pattern and draping methods;
- choose appropriate fabrics for garment and accessory designs; and
- use critical thinking skills to analyze fashion retail merchandising methods and applications.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.
All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.