2013-14 Unit Plan
Fashion

Mission Statement

The mission of the Butte College Fashion Program is to provide high quality education and services to the community this includes the following:
Preparing students for careers related to working within the Fashion industry.
Providing students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry.
Provide students the working knowledge of the industry. From design concept, construction of product, distribution and selling of 
merchandise from the designer and manufacturing level through the retail level and ultimately, the consumer.

Program Description

The Butte College Fashion discipline is housed within the Art, Digital Art and Design Department.  The Fashion Program offers courses and sequences of study which lead to a number of Certificate and Degree options. The program offers an A.S. degree in Fashion Merchandising and also Certificates in Fashion Merchandising (fashion with a business focus), Fashion Design (fashion with an artistic focus), and Visual Merchandising (visual art and marketing focus). The Fashion program seeks to provide our students with opportunities to pursue diverse careers in this expansive field.

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

Ongoing course development is vital to the success of the Fashion program.  Adding digital elements to the current classes, and training instructors on new technologies currently being utilized in the Fashion industry will help us develop a stronger program.  The addition of an Associate's Degree in Fashion Design (building upon the current Certificate) is vital to those students wanting to pursue a career in fashion design straight from Butte College.

Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Fashion is an ever-evolving area of study.  Ongoing course development will serve to keep the program's content current and relevent to employment market conditions.  We have students transferring to other 2-year trade schools to get the courses they need when we should be serving them right here.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Supports Changes from Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 2

    Community outreach is vital to the success of the Fashion program, both with the high school communities and the business community.  Creating connections and networks with local businesses that are focused on Textile, Retaii, and fashion garment manufacturing, will allow us to build career pathways for our Fashion students.  Encouraging an ongoing Advisory Council will also help guide our program in terms of course development and viability.  

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Being able to foster connections to the community is important to get our students out into the workforce.  Networks with local businesses for work experience and internships as well as potential future employment will help our students succeed.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Supports Changes from Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Required Resources

    One Full-Time Faculty (currently all are Associate, part-time faculty).

    Materials/supplies for embroidery machine, printer, steam iron, and portable steamer, color media for classroom/lab use.

    Restoration of full clerical support (dept. secretary).

    Dress forms, larger sizes; 18, 20, 22.

    Periodical subscriptions and updates to video library to enhance student learning.

    Updated technology: scanner, color printer, Adobe Suite software, and connection to existing ARTS digital lab network.  Computer pattern drafting equipment (standard in the industry) Gerber Garment Technology digitizing table and plotter.

    Knitting machine.

     

     

    Current Revenue Stream

    The Fashion Program earns revenue for its Foundation account by profits from ticket sales to their annual fashion show.  Amount can vary.  Last year the department made $150.  Typically this fund exists as start-up money for the following year's show.

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Fashion Personnel Full-time Faculty 11-000-512-1-130310 51000 $0.00 $65,000.00 All, The Fashion program has been taught and managed solely by associate faculty members. These instructors have received no additional compensation for their oversight of this small, but excellent program. Since Fashion associate faculty members must support themselves by means of outside employment, their professional focus are divided. Thus, the Department is limited in terms of scheduling course offerings, as well as program development, promotion, and student advising. Clearly, a full-time instructor/coordinator would serve the program well.
    2 Yes Fashion Personnel Secretarial, Clerical Support 11-000-512-1-130310 52120 $0.00 $169.00 All, Restore reduced position for year-round support to Secretary III, Krista Collett's position.
    3 Yes Fashion Design Personnel Secretarial, Clerical Support 11-000-520-1-130310 52120 $0.00 $65.00 All, Restore reduced position for year-round support to Secretary III, Krista Collett's position.
    4 Yes Fashion Program Equipment Materials for embroidery machine and printer 11-000-512-1-130310 54300 $1,200.00 $0.00 2C, Needed to enhance student learning.
    5 Yes Fashion Equipment Subscriptions 11-000-512-1-130310 54300 $300.00 $0.00 3B, So students can keep up on new technologies and advancements in industry
    6 Yes Fashion Equipment Dress Form Size 18, 20, 22 11-000-512-1-130310 56410 $1,600.00 $0.00 1B, 2C, Needed to enhance student learning and advancements in industry.
    7 Yes Fashion Equipment Illustrator and Photoshop Software 11-000-512-1-130310 56411 $600.00 $0.00 1B, 2C, Needed to enhance student learning.
    8 Yes Fashion Program Equipment Portable steamer 11-000-512-1-130310 54300 $100.00 $0.00 2C, Needed to enhance student learning.
    9 Yes Fashion Equipment Scanner and color printer 11-000-512-1-130310 56410 $500.00 $0.00 1B, Needed for students to reproduce materials they design.
    10 Yes Fashion Equipment Steam Iron 11-000-512-1-130310 56410 $2,000.00 $0.00 1B, For student use in making materials.
    11 Yes Fashion Equipment Washer/Dryer 11-000-512-1-130310 56410 $1,000.00 $0.00 1B, 2C, To use in-class,enhance student learning.
    12 Yes Fashion Equipment Pattern Drafting Equipment 11-000-512-1-130310 56410 $12,000.00 $0.00 1B, 2C, Needed to enhance student learning, Gerber Garment Technology, digitizing table, plotter.
    13 Yes Fashion Equipment Prismacolor pencil set 11-000-512-1-130310 54300 $100.00 $0.00 2C, Needed to enhance student learning, for color comps.
    14 Yes Fashion Equipment Knitting Machine 11-000-512-1-130310 56410 $7,000.00 $0.00 1B, 2C, For student use in making materials.
    Total(s) $26,400.00 $65,234.00