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Welcome to Opportunities in Fashion

Saddleback's Fashion department collaborates with companies like Stance, Hurley, Anthropologie, Element, Asics, Volcom, Oakley, and more, connecting students with workshops, internship opportunities, site tours and guest speakers. 

Graduates go on to in-demand careers as fashion designers, brand managers, apparel manufacturers, costume designers, marketers, and more!

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Potential Salaries

$33,660 - $156,450

Per Year

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Fashion Designer

Apparel Patternmaker  

Wholesale / Retail Buyer

Fashion Reporter 

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Creative careers are in fashion. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Fashion Designer - $78,680

Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker - $47,420

Product Promoter - $33,660

Fashion Reporter / Correspondent - $49,180

Wholesale / Retail Buyer - $66,570

Marketing Manager (w/ further education) - $156,450

Home Economics Teacher (w/ further education) - $86,340

Saddleback College offers three associate degree, four career certificates, and four occupational skills awards in Fashion Design and Merchandising. 

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Fashion page.

  • Fashion Design (Associate in Science)
  • Fashion Design (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Fashion Merchandising (Associate in Science)
  • Fashion Merchandising (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Visual Fashion Merchandising (Associate in Science)
  • Visual Fashion Merchandising (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Accessory Design (Occupational Skills Award)
  • Fashion Stylist (Occupational Skills Award)
  • Fashion Technology (Occupational Skills Award)
  • Sustainable Fashion and Social Entrepreneurship (Occupational Skills Award)

Oakley * Anthropologie * Element * Asics * Volcom * Eminent, Inc. * Ulta Beauty * TechStyle Fashion Group * Joe’s Jeans * Saks Fifth Avenue * Roxy/Quicksilver * Nordstrom * Luxottica Group * Modcloth * Stance * OBEY * Kandy Kiss * And Many More! *

The Fashion Department (BGS 116) can be contacted at (949) 582-4949.

Lindsay Fox, Department Chair - (949) 582-4949

Diane McGroarty, Instructor - (949) 582-4617 

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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