El Camino College: Fashion Design & Production/ Fashion Merchandising/ Computer Patternmaking Technician/ Costume Technician.
Torrance, California
Fashion & Related Technologies

A main goal of the fashion department at El Camino College is to provide students with the resources they need for success both within the fashion program and the job market. To achieve this goal, the fashion program offers students support through counseling services and gives individuals the opportunity to network with professionals in the fashion industry. El Camino College’s fashion and related technologies department strives to assist students in developing teamwork skills while encouraging them to become more aware about the ever-changing fashion industry.

What fashion related programs and degrees does El Camino College offer?

As of 2011, El Camino College offers the following degrees:
A.S. Fashion Design & Production Associate
A.S. Fashion Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement Computer Patternmaking Technician
Certificate of Achievement Costume Technician
Certificate of Achievement Fashion Design & Production
Certificate of Achievement Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
El Camino College
Fashion & Related Technologies
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
Phone: 831-646-4138

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: (in-state) $26 per unit
Room & Board: n/a

What is the typical student profile?
El Camino College total undergraduate students: 27,271
Fashion program students: 335

What are the requirements to enter program?
Not reported

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does El Camino College’s Fashion Design & Production/ Merchandising/ Computer Patternmaking Technician/ Costume Technician program have?
All fashion majors are required to complete an internship program by their Senior year. Typically, interns are placed at retail stores, costumers, and apparel manufacturers.
Students are given the opportunity to network with professions in the fashion and apparel industry through a faculty videoconferencing program.