Ronda Chaney began her career at Cañada College in the Spring of 1978 as the Tailoring instructor. She still teaches this course, and it is a course our students love to take. As time passed and the department began to evolve, Ms. Chaney began teaching more and more classes.
In 1991, the program started its metamorphosis into what it is today. With the help of its newly formed Advisory Board, the department started teaching a more well-rounded assortment of classes including: Illustration, Fashion History, Draping, and Patternmaking. Now, many of these courses are core to our four certificate options.
One of the unique components of our program is the inclusion of a Theater Costuming Certificate. Most schools separate Fashion Design and Costuming, while the Cañada Fashion Department sees the value in keeping them together.
Our most recent certificate program is Merchandising.