Saddleback College: Fashion Design/ Advanced Fashion Design & Apparel Manufacturing/ Fashion Merchandising/ Visual Fashion Merchandising.
Mission, California
Fashion Department

Saddleback College, situated in a thriving surf and film industry, aims to prepare students to be successful in several aspects of fashion design, including sports design, manufacturing, merchandising, costume design, and construction for film and theater. The fashion program at Saddleback College, one of the first to offer a certificate in green fashion courses, equips students with knowledge and skills they need to start their own fashion businesses.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Saddleback College offer?
As of 2011, Saddleback College offers the following degrees:
A.S. Certificate Fashion Design
A.S. Certificate Advanced Fashion Design & Apparel Manufacturing
A.S. Certificate Fashion Merchandising
A.S. Certificate Visual Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Saddleback College
Fashion Department
28000 Margurite Parkway
Mission, CA 92692-3635
Phone: 949-582-4949

Type of school? Public

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

What is the typical student profile?
Saddleback College total undergraduate students: 39,772
Fashion program students: 1,064

What are the requirements to enter program?
High school diploma or GRE

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 Saddleback College’s Fashion Design/ Advanced Fashion Design & Apparel Manufacturing/ Fashion Merchandising/ Visual Fashion Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 15

What career placement services does Saddleback College provide?
All majors are required to complete an internship program at all levels. Typically, interns place at major national retail chains. Students may connect with professional faculty members, whose specializations and areas of research include fashion design, sports design, children’s wear design, textile science, and costume design. 

All data is as of 2011.