Sheila Dufresne
Sheila Dufresne, Regional Director, Employer Engagement, Orange County

Sheila Dufresne, Regional Director-Employer Engagement for Retail, Hospitality, Tourism in Orange County since March 2019, is a communication/marketing professional and graduate of Stanford University. She has over 15 years of experience in the California Community College system focused primarily on student success, faculty development and industry engagement initiatives and programs. 

Prior to her current regional position, she spent five years as an outreach specialist for the previous Statewide Director of R·H·T at El Camino College working on R·H·T curriculum alignment, workforce development and helped to develop an AS-T transfer degree in Hospitality Management with the CSU system. She has also been involved in a variety of other grant-funded, local and statewide workforce development projects for additional colleges and districts, including the Career Café/Career Briefs and OC Career Pathways projects. Prior to 2014, she nurtured her left and right brain at Mt. San Antonio College while working simultaneously on a multi-disciplinary FCS/R·H·T Statewide Collaborative grant, (the precursor to the CCCCO’s Doing What Matters Initiative), and as Center Coordinator for Cyberwatch West, a multi-institutional NSF Cybersecurity grant. 

As an outreach professional, with media relations experience and an interest in emerging technologies, she has worked with additional clients in the private and non-profit sectors to hone their message. A life-long advocate for education, student success and access, she firmly believes effective communication can be a catalyst for change. 

Colleges noted in grey on the map do not currently have Retail Hospitality or Tourism programs. Scroll down to see full list of R·H·T programs offered at each school.

Orange County Region Community Colleges Programs and Certificates

Coastline College

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Degree Track: Retail Management
  • Certificates: Retail Management, Retail Management Essentials, Retail Management Advanced

Cypress College

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, CULINARY ARTS

  • Degree Track: Culinary Arts
  • Degree Track: Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Degree Track: Retail Management
  • Degree Track: Hospitality Management
  • Degree Track: Food and Beverage Management
  • Certificates: Culinary Arts, Culinary Fundamentals, Baking and Pastry, Baking Fundamentals

TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • Degree Track: Airline Customer Services
  • Degree Track: Airport Operations
  • Degree Track: Aviation Management
  • Degree Track: Flight Attendant
  • Degree Track: Travel/Tourism
  • Certificates: Advanced Travel/Tourism, Airline Customer Services, Airport Operations, Aviation Management, Basic Travel/Tourism, Cruise Line Sales & Operations, Flight Attendant Basic, Flight Attendant Advanced, Tourism and Conference Management

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Degree Track: Retail Management
  • Certificate: Retail Management

Fullerton College

FASHION

  • Degree Track: Fashion Design
  • Degree Track: Fashion Journalism
  • Degree Track: Fashion Merchandising
  • Degree Track: Textiles and Clothing
  • Certificates: Advanced Fashion Design, Dressmaking Alterations, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Merchandising, Image Consultant, Patternmaker, Product Development for Apparel Industries

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Certificate: Retail Management

Irvine Valley College

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Certificate: Retail Management

Orange Coast College

CULINARY ARTS

  • Degree Track: Advanced Culinary Arts
  • Degree Track: Advanced Baking and Pastry
  • Certificates: ​Advanced Culinary Arts, Advanced Baking and Pastry, Baking and Pastry Basic, Culinary Arts Basic

CULINOLOGY/FOOD SCIENCE

  • Degree Track: Culinology Level II Professional 
  • Certificate: ​Culinary Food Science Assistant Level I

FASHION

  • Degree Track: Apparel Construction
  • Degree Track: Design
  • Degree Track: Display and Visual Presentation
  • Degree Track: Fashion Merchandising
  • Degree Track: Production/Product Design
  • Certificates: ​Apparel Construction, Apparel Industry Sustainability, Design, Display and Visual Presentation, Fashion Merchandising, Industry Sewing, Production/Product Design

FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT 

  • Degree Track: Restaurant Management
  • Certificates: ​Catering, Dietetic Service Manager, Dietetic Service Supervisor, Food Service Management – Commercial, Food Service Management – Institutional, Quick Service, Restaurant Supervision

HOSPITALITY, TRAVEL & TOURISM 

  • Degree Track: Hotel Management
  • Degree Track: Flight Attendant/Airline Travel Careers
  • Degree Track: Travel Specialist
  • Certificates: ​Airline Travel Management, Front Office Specialist, Human Resources Management, Marketing and Event Management, Sales/Marketing Specialist, Spa Management,Travel Specialist

INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Degree Track: Interior Design Assistant Level 2
  • Certificates: ​Interior Merchandising Level 1, Interior Design Professional Level 3, Kitchen & Bath Advanced

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Degree Track: Retail Management
  • Certificate: ​Retail Management

Saddleback College

CULINARY ARTS

  • Degree Track: Advanced Culinary Arts
  • Degree Track: Basic Culinary Arts
  • Degree Track: Catering
  • Certificates: ​Advanced Culinary Arts, Basic Culinary Arts, Catering

FASHION

  • Degree Track: Fashion Design
  • Degree Track: Fashion Display and Presentation
  • Degree Track: Fashion Merchandising
  • Certificates: Accessory Design, Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing, Basic Costume Construction and Sourcing, ​Event Planner, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Technology, Sustainable Fashion and Social Entrepreneurship, Visual Display and Presentation

INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Degree Track: Interior Design Assistant
  • Certificates: Level I Interiors Merchandising, Level II Interior Design Assistant, Level III Interior Design Professional

TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • Degree Track: Travel and Tourism
  • Certificate: ​Travel and Tourism

Santa Ana College

FASHION

  • Degree Track: Fashion Design
  • Degree Track: Fashion Merchandising
  • Degree Track: Product Development
  • Certificates: ​Apparel Production Development and Technical Design, Costume Design, ​Dressmaking and Alterations​​​, Fashion Assistant, Fashion Design, ​Fashion Merchandising, Quinceanera Dress Design, ​Screen Printing & Embroidery, ​Swimwear Design, ​Visual Merchandising​​​​

NUTRITION, FOODS & CULINARY ARTS

  • Certificates: Culinary Arts Foundation, Hospitality Foundation

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Certificate: Retail Management

Santiago Canyon College

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Certificate: Computer Retail Sales and Support