Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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FASHN 300    Introduction to the Fashion Industry    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the complex diversity of today's fashion industry. It introduces the process of how the fashion business works in sequential order from the concept to the consumer. It also provides an overview of fashion design, production, distribution, and merchandising. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN Raef 162        14306 
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FASHN 320    Textiles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of natural and man-made fibers, methods of fabrication and finishes. Topics include the selection, use and care of modern fabrics as they relate to clothing and home furnishings. (CAN FCS 6)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN FineArts 505    11488 
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T         07:00PM-09:50PM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN FineArts 505      


FASHN 330    History of Western World Fashion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a comprehensive survey of how fashion has been influenced by major world historical events. Selected eras of history are viewed within a cultural, political, and economic context as expressed in dress. Emphasis includes cross-cultural influences on major fashion trends of the Western world from selected historical periods from the time of the Egyptians to the present. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 505    10042 
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FASHN 342    Fashion Illustration    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and 304
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to freehand and computer-generated fashion illustration. Illustration concepts unique to fashion are explored using various freehand drawing techniques and computer design software. Design elements and principles including color, texture, line, balance, and apparel details are incorporated into the illustrations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC B.Spencer            Off Campus McClellan 208 13486 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB B.Spencer            Off Campus McClellan 208   


FASHN 357    Apparel Construction I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces basic apparel construction techniques. Emphasis is on the development of sewing skills, the use and care of equipment, and selection of proper tools and fabric. No previous sewing experience is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505    13782 
Textbook
M         11:00AM-01:50PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505      
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LEC B.Spencer            ARC MAIN FineArts 505    14844 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB B.Spencer            ARC MAIN FineArts 505      
TTh       02:30PM-03:20PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505    28600 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505      


FASHN 358    Apparel Construction II    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 357 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the application and evaluation of apparel construction techniques, fit, and pattern alterations. New and unique fashion fabrics and shaping materials are introduced. Emphasis is on developing advanced skills in garment construction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         05:00PM-06:40PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505    16218 
Textbook
M         06:50PM-09:55PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505      


FASHN 374    Pattern Making and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 357 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the flat pattern method of apparel design. Slopers created from personal measurements are used to develop original designs. Pattern making techniques are perfected using half-scale patterns. Construction techniques are introduced for the completion of these original designs. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        05:00PM-06:40PM LEC D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505    10614 
Textbook
Th        06:50PM-09:55PM LAB D.Grant-Toscano      ARC MAIN FineArts 505      


FASHN 378    Advanced Pattern Making and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 358 and 374 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers advanced patternmaking techniques including pattern drafting and grading. It focuses on industry methods of duplicating ready-to-wear apparel. Industry fit specifications and construction techniques are refined. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 505    29263 
Textbook
F         11:15AM-02:30PM LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 505      


FASHN 395    Visual Merchandising    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces current visual merchandising techniques, including equipment, lighting, and materials. The application of principles and practices in arranging and displaying fashion merchandise are covered. This practical experience with showcases, windows, and on-floor displays provides familiarity with professional fashion promotional presentations. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-09:25AM LEC G.Simpson            ARC MAIN FineArts 505    12328 
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TTh       09:00AM-09:25AM LEC C.Thompson           ARC MAIN FineArts 505    12328 Textbook
TTh       09:35AM-10:55AM LAB G.Simpson            ARC MAIN FineArts 505      
TTh       09:35AM-10:55AM LAB C.Thompson           ARC MAIN FineArts 505      


FASHN 397    Fashion Retail Buying    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course addresses the practical and business aspects of the fashion industry. Topics include defining the customer and researching current buying trends. Activities specific to fashion retail buying are explored, including developing a buying and stock plan and planning market purchases. Career opportunities in retail buying and merchandising are also explored. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC B.Spencer            Off Campus McClellan 208 13270 
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FASHN 398    Fashion Entrepreneur    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 100
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the necessary skills to become an entrepreneur in the fashion industry. It addresses the creation of a small business specific to fashion retail or apparel design and manufacturing. Topics include recognizing and creating business opportunities, marketing, selling techniques, tracking costs, and securing financing. A model business plan is developed by exploring resources necessary to be successful in a fashion business.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC T.Umhauer            Off Campus McClellan 208 15070 
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FASHN 498    Work Experience in Fashion    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to fashion. Students are advised to consult with the Fashion Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of fashion. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  15004 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 15004 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  15006 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 15006 Textbook
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  15008 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15008 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 15010 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 15010 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  15012 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15012 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          15014 Textbook
Orientation:    Thursday, August 18     06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126
Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011