Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Starting in 1974, FC began offering television courses for college credit, such as Cultural Anthropology, Clothing 1A, and Consumer Clothing Evaluation. Students were required to come to the campus to take mid-terms and final examinations. Preparation sessions for the examinations were held for anyone interested with practice tests, question and answer periods, and discussions. The lessons for all the classes could be seen in the library each week. In this photo, Connie Warch, a home economics instructor, is teaching a 1976 sewing class (Connie’s Clothing Corner) for a television audience. The course was offered at FC, but was also available at 36 other community colleges throughout the Southland. The half-hour presentations covered wardrobe planning, sewing, alterations, and garment-making techniques. Two sewing lessons a week were shown on Channels 7, 28, and 50, at 6:00 and 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.
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