Fashion Design and Merchandising Program
Students enrolled in any Harper College Fashion Design and Merchandising class should review the following policies.
Regular attendance is required at all classes in which you are registered. Attendance also includes:
- Active participation and effort in class
- Arriving in class before it begins and remaining until completion of class
- Being prepared and ready to start when class begins during every session
- Helping clean up the classroom at close of class
- One absence is allowed without penalty with instructor notification.
- 1st Absence: 4% subtracted from final grade. Instructor notification at the next class meeting.
- 2nd Absence: 4% subtracted from final grade. Student conference with instructor at the next meeting.
- 3rd Absence: 4% subtracted from final grade. Student conference with instructor and head of the fashion department. Possible disqualification from the course.
- 2% subtracted from final grade for each late.
- If you are late, you are responsible for getting the class information from a fellow student and caught up by the next class session. In some instances you will be unable to make up the lab work as well.
Students are expected to conduct themselves on campus, and during any/all Fashion Programs and activities on and off campus, with dignity, maturity and professionalism. You represent not only yourself, but Harper College, the Fashion Department, and the fashion profession as well.
Departmental deadlines will be strictly enforced.
If a student chooses to be employed in addition to attending college, the student must assume responsibility for both fields of endeavor. It is the student’s responsibility to decide the number of hours of employment and college study she/he can successfully handle. Any of the Fashion Department faculty will gladly discuss this with you.
Most classes require a minimum of one hour per week of homework for each class hour. For example: a full time freshman fashion student may enroll in 17 hours of fashion classes. At a bare minimum an additional 17 hours a week is usually necessary to complete required work. This means the student will spend at least 34 hours a week on college work
Each student must purchase all equipment, supplies, and books required for the course and bring all of these to each class meeting. Student must have all books and supplies by the appointed deadline set by the instructor.
- Students are not allowed to use classroom facilities outside of their regularly scheduled class time or designated open labs.
- No food is allowed in classrooms or lab.
- Drinks must be in containers with secure tops that will not spill when turned upside down.
- Shoes must be work in the classroom at all times.
- Wear closed-toed shoes in sewing labs.
- Remove jewelery when operating or in close proximity of knitting machines. Jewelry which can catch in machines and cause injury.
- Follow safety procedures when using machines and equipment--as demonstrated and applied in lab environment.