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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
|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&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;apos;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&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;apos;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.|