Fashion (FASH)

FASH 076 Textiles 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Introduction to basic textiles; the study of fibers, yarns and fabric identifications, with emphasis on various processes of textile manufacturing, fabric finishes, sustainability/environmental concerns and appropriates for end use. This course qualifies for various Fashion Vocational Certificates.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.
FASH 139 Fashion Sales and Promotion 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Fashion sales and promotion is an overview of marketing, sales and business practices that support retail sales. The course will focus on sales techniques including personal selling, relationship selling, visual merchandising and special events.
FASH 140 Intro to the Fashion Industry 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Overview of the fashion industry including the organization, structure and interrelationship of industries and services in apparel and fashion businesses. Includes terminology, designers, trade organizations and publications, as well as career and professional opportunities.
FASH 141 Principles of Fashion 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Analysis of clothing and fashion, including the interplay among social, psychological, cultural, economic, aesthetic, and physical factors. Includes the analysis of wardrobe, color selection , image and line for individuals.
FASH 142 Visual Merchandising and Sales 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Instruction in successfully merchandising a retail store, daily operations, inventory control, customer service and managing the sales force. Course is designed to develop competencies in entry-level retail management and should be taken before or concurrent with WEXP193Z, a work experience course.
FASH 143 Fashion Career Readiness 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Fashion industry career development will provide a broad perspective of career opportunities throughout the fashion industry. Students will explore career development, areas of interest, and career path opportunities as they relate to the fashion industry. This course will also identify workplace professionalism, appropriate dress codes, job search engines, resume building techniques, and mock cover letters related to a specific area of interest.
FASH 146 Retail Management 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course provides an introduction to management in the fashion industry. Areas of emphasis include apparel buying, multi-channel retail and consumer behavior. The course will also review occupation opportunities within retail management.
FASH 160 Clothing Construction 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Course: FASH 160AB
Instruction in the principles of clothing construction from pattern to completed garment, with an emphasis on fabric performance, fit and construction techniques for both knit and woven fabrics.
FASH 161 Clothing Construction 2 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Course: FASH 161AB
The second semester study of the principles of clothing construction for women and men. Topics covered include construction techniques for garments utilizing darts, buttons. sleeves, plackets, pockets and more.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: FASH 160 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
FASH 162 Fashion Design-Pattern Making 3 unit(s)
Hours: 1.5 Lecture/Discussion
4.5 Lab
Equivalent Course: FASH 162AB
A study of apparel design using flat pattern techniques including design, drafting, and construction of garments.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: FASH 160 or FASH 161 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
FASH 262 Fashion Lab 0.5 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lab
Students will explore the processes and procedures to the production of a fashion show. This course will accommodate both fashion merchandising and design students. Areas of responsibilities will be identified and developed as they relate to fashion show production, clothing construction, marketing, organization, and sponsorship relationships. Students will apply what they have learned by producing an annual fashion show. In addition students will be provided an opportunity to explore the COS Closet, which will provide professional clothing for students at COS.
FASH 263 Basic Sewing 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
A basic sewing construction course, including commercial pattern use and clothing construction techniques.
FASH 264 Fashion in Southern California 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
Students will discover the details and business practices of Fashion Marts in the United States and in California. Students will travel to Southern California for a day trip to experience the fashion industry, explore different career opportunities within different vendors and participate in a course discussion board.
FASH 271 Fashion Show Production 2 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
4 Lab
Students will explore the processes and procedures to the production of a fashion event. This course will accommodate both fashion merchandising and design students. Areas of responsibilities will be identified and developed as they relate to fashion production, clothing construction, styling, coordinating, marketing, organization, and sponsorship relationships. Students will apply what they have learned by producing an fashion event.