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Degree: Fashion
Graduation Year: 2012

I would not recommend taking the Fashion Design program at Phoenix Community College (http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/). You will not receive the help that you need in the classes, especially the sewing classes or clothing construction classes. The department head is one of the instructors and she doesn't provide the help needed for students learning how to sew. She doesn't have time to help you with your projects and she doesn't show an interest in students. She makes you do sewing samples which takes up the majority of the class time. Then you have a project such as a shirt or skirt to turn in at the end of the semester, all of the students turned their projects in late or haven't finished it and she marks the projects down a percentage, which is not fair because you spend your time working on the samples and she doesn't take that into consideration. They are supposed to have a tutor to assist in the lab and the tutor is not always there or ends up leaving. They also combine classes, such as clothing construction and advance clothing construction or tailoring with advance clothing construction. The reason for this is because of low enrollment in both classes, and to keep from canceling classes, they combine them, which is not a good idea. Everyone is asking for help and can't get the help they need with their sewing projects. And an unusual amount of homework is given. Most students do not return or have dropped out. And some of the instructors expect you to know how to sew, which doesn't make sense; especially, if that is your reason for taking their classes, as well as paying them to teach you to learn how to sew and design. Do not waste your time and/or money in any of these classes, even if you get financial aid.

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