Course Syllabus

FASH 770 Fashion Skills Lab
Section 4064 - Course Syllabus

Course Description

An open-entry, open-exit class for students who seek to expand upon their knowledge and skills in fashion. Students will build on the skills developed in referring course(s) in Fashion Studies such as FASH 8, FASH 52.2, FASH 53, FASH 56, FASH 60, FASH 62A, FASH 70A, FASH 70B, FASH 106, FASH 121A, FASH 121B, FASH 139, FASH 151, FASH 152, and FASH 152L.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1.  Operate a variety of sewing machines independently.
2.  Complete class projects according to student's specific course guidelines.

Class Meetings

For Spring 2023, FASH 770 will meet In Person in the Fashion Classroom, PC 247 on Tuesdays from 12-1pm and Thursdays from 2-4pm.

Instructor Email

Emily Melville:

Robyn Spencer Crompton:


No Textbook

Important Dates

Day Class Begins: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Day Class Ends: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Standards of Conduct

Students who register in SRJC classes are required to abide by the SRJC Student Conduct Standards. Violation of the Standards is basis for referral to the Vice President of Student Services or dismissal from class or from the College. See the Student Code of Conduct page.

Collaborating on or copying of tests or homework in whole or in part will be considered an act of academic dishonesty and result in a grade of 0 for that test or assignment. I encourage students to share information and ideas, but not their work. See these links on Plagiarism:
SRJC's policy on Academic Integrity

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Although most students have likely heard about plagiarism during their years of schooling, it still is prevalent-even in higher education.

The video below reviews what plagiarism is and how not to do it.

Title IX: Confidentiality and Responsible Employee Statement

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Theatre Arts and Fashion department is committed to helping create a safe and open learning environment for all students. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, SRJC prohibits unlawful sexual harassment against any participant in its education programs or activities. This prohibition applies to all students, SRJC employees, and visitors to campus. If you (or someone you know) have experienced any form of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, know that help and support are available. The College strongly encourages all members of the community to take action, seek support and report incidents of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Jarrett at or 707-527-4822. Reports may also be filed online Links to an external site..

If you wish to speak to a confidential employee, you can contact Student Psychological Services (Santa Rosa Campus 707-524-1595/ Petaluma Campus 707-778-3919). For more information about reporting options and resources at Santa Rosa Junior College and the community, please visit

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disability Resources (707 527-4278), as soon as possible to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Netiquette, or Why Is It Harder to Be Polite Online?

Netiquette refers to using common courtesy in online communication. All members of the class are expected to follow netiquette in all course communications. Use these guidelines:

  • Use capital letters sparingly. THEY LOOK LIKE SHOUTING.
  • Forward emails only with a writer's permission.
  • Be considerate of others' feelings and use language carefully.
  • Cite all quotations, references, and sources (otherwise, it is plagiarism).
  • Use humor carefully. It is hard to "read" tone; sometimes humor can be misread as criticism or personal attack. Feel free to use emoticons like :) for a smiley face to let others know you are being humorous.
  • Use complete sentences and standard English grammar to compose posts. Write in proper paragraphs. Review work before submitting it.
  • Text speak, such as "ur" for "your" or "ru" for "are you" etc., is only acceptable when texting.