Date of request by CX9Qm392


									 Date of Request
March 18, 2010

                                       California Community Colleges
                                     North Far North Regional Consortium

                (including emphasis, concentration, specialization, strand, track, etc.)

TITLE OF NEW OPTION OR CERTIFICATE                                             CONTACT PERSON
Fashion Design and Production                                                  Richard J. Ida

TITLE OF EXTISTING PROGRAM                                                     TITLE
Fashion                                                                        Associate Vice President

1303.30                                  07354                                 916-558-2097

COLLEGE                                  DISTRICT                              E-MAIL ADDRESS
SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE                  LOS RIOS                    

August 2010

                               RECOMMENDED T.O.P CODE             1303.20

                               UNITS FOR MAJOR-DEGREE             36

                               REQUIRED UNITS-CERTIFICATE         36

Write a short narrative including each of the following:

      1.     Catalog Description. A Description of the program as it will appear in the catalog.
             The Fashion Curriculum is designed to provide a vocational program of study for students
             interested in pursuing a career in Fashion: Merchandising, Design, Production, and Textiles.
             Selected courses provide students with lifelong learning knowledge and consumer skills. The
             Fashion Design and Production A.A. Degree provides students with an option for a career or the
             requisite foundation for transfer to a four-year college or university. California's apparel industry
             is a major success story. It is an important, but often overlooked, contributor to the state's
             economy. San Francisco and Los Angeles are the largest centers for apparel manufacturing outside
             of New York City. One of the largest apparel wholesale markets in the world is the California
             Mart in Los Angeles. California apparel jobs have grown steadily with the success of the industry.
             Jobs increased in the 1990's, a time when the rest of the U.S. lost apparel jobs, and have even
             continued to grow. This is because the high-end tasks are performed here, such as computer aided
             design and pattern making, size grading, and color setting, as well as the planning and
             management of off shore production. Emerging careers in this high growth industry will require
             "state of the art" high tech training. Career Opportunities: Entry-level jobs in this field can be
             found in apparel production companies, apparel manufacturing plants, designer workrooms,
             custom sewing workrooms, and theatrical production. This program can also prepare a student for
             self-employment or entrepreneurship. Examples of careers in Fashion Design and Production
             include: Assistant Designer, CAD Technician, Computer Digitizer, Costing Engineer, Customer
             Services, Designer, Design Room Assistant, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Stylist, First Pattern
             Maker, Grader, Manufacturer's Sales Representative, Marker Maker, Operation Manager, Piece
             Goods Buyer, Product Specialist, Production Manager, Production Pattern Maker, Quality
             Controller, Quick Response Manager, Sales Manager, Sample Maker, Sewing Room Supervisor,
             Showroom Assistant, Tailor, Textile Colorist, Textile Croquis Painter, Textile Designer, Textile
             Researcher, Textile Tester, and Trim Buyer.

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    2.   Program Requirements. A list must be submitted of all courses required for completion of the
         program, including core requirements, restricted electives, and prerequisites. This is a listing of
         the curriculum.
         FASHN 140 Fashion Illustration 2 units; FASHN 150 Fundamentals of Sewing/Beginning
         Sewing 3 units; FASHN 153 Serger Fundamentals 3 units; FASHN 160 Beginning Industrial and
         Production Sewing 4 units; FASHN 182 Making Your Own Apparel Form 3 units; FASHN 183
         French Draping 3 units; FASHN 310 Fashion Analysis/Clothing Selection 3 units; FASHN 320
         Textiles 3 units; FASHN 330 History of Western World Fashion 3 units; FASHN 351 Applied
         Apparel Studies /Intermediate Principles of Construction 3 units; FASHN 352 Applied Apparel
         Studies / Advanced Couture Construction 3 units; FASHN 372 Pattern Making and Design 3
         units; FASHN 376 Advanced Design - Drafting, Advanced Flat Pattern Techniques and Computer
         Aided Design 3 units; Total Required Units: 36
    3.   Similar programs at Other Colleges in Region. Describe/list all similar programs in colleges in the
         North/Far North Region.
         American River College

    Before completing question #4 below, consider addressing the following questions:

         Net Job Market
              Given the number of enrollments projected for the program and necessary to support the
                 program, are there enough openings locally to permit placement of the expected number
                 of graduates, taking account of the number of graduates available from similar programs
                 within the same geographic region?
              Has the job market been: declining slowly? steady? growing slowly? growing rapidly?
                 newly emerging?

         Earning Potential
              What is the average initial salary?
              What is the average percentage of salary increase in 2 years? 5 years?

         Program Credibility/Career Potential
              Is there sufficient evidence that employers would preferentially hire or promote graduates
                 with this education, other things being equal?
              How likely is it that employees with only the education provided by this program, and
                 lacking experience, will be hired at all? Or that experienced employees with only this
                 education would be promoted?
              If advanced degrees are typically needed for career advancement, will the courses
                 required for this program transfer towards completion of the requirements for those
              Will this preparation permit students to stay current in their field? Does the program
                 teach basic principles and theory, as well as applications? Is it current? Is it of sufficient
                 rigor to assure the capacity to continue to follow the literature and learn new techniques?
                 Is it of sufficient generality to allow for later shifts in career?
              Does this preparation provide a significant secondary expertise to primary careers? Is it
                 designed primarily or in part to meet the needs of those already employed for upward
                 mobility, entrepreneurship, or other career upgrade?
              Does it prepare students to work in an ethnically diverse workforce and an ethnically
                 diverse, global market?

    4.   Justification of sufficient Labor Market Need. One or both of the following should be included.
              a. Labor Market Information. Include projections from LMI for the most applicable OES
                   codes and geographical regions to be served by the program. If these projections do not
                   appear to suggest adequate job openings to provide employment for all program
                   completers, given existing training sources, then the application must explain what other
                   factors may make the LMI figures misleading. If LMI figures are unavailable for the

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                   occupation targeted by the program, please explain.
                   Sacramento –Arden Arcade-Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area: Fashion Designers,
                   (SOC Code: 27-1022), in California (2009) $36.80 Hourly, Annual: California $65,930;
                   East Bay Area $67,992; Inland Empire Area $41,014; Los Angeles County $64,615;
                   Orange County $65,356; San Benito and Santa Clara Counties $58,141; San Diego
                   County $56,910; San Francisco Bay Area $79,660; Santa Cruz County $57,316; Ventura
                   County $57,316.
              b.   Job Market Analysis. Include information demonstrating the relation of the proposed
                   program to a job market analysis. The job market analysis should present evidence that
                   there is a viable job market that will preferentially hire those graduating with the
                   proposed degree or certificate.
                   Estimated projected year California (2006-2016) 4,600—to 5,300, 15.2% change.
                   Number of employers in State of California in Fashion Designers 1.045. Percent of Total
                   Employment for occupation in State of California 25.1%

    5.   Is this program fully or partially on-line?   Yes           No x
         If “yes”, what percentage on-line?

Date the proposed program was announced to the Regional Consortium                       1/29/2010

Date the proposed program was approved by the local district Board of Trustees           03/03/1999

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