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This is a comprehensive short course aimed at individuals who plan to enter the jewelry trade. It teaches many of the same skills as in the comprehensive course but concentrates on the basic skills. Students are taught in small groups in four major areas of study: fundamental jewelry techniques, stone setting, wax modeling and casting/molds, and decorative processes. No previous experience is necessary.

Once successfully finishing this course, students will be qualified to work at entry level jobs in the jewelry trade, where the working environment demands a diversity of basic skills.

Classes Meet:
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 12 weeks. A part-time schedule is also available from Monday to Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for 30 weeks. The course is given in one quarter for 12 weeks, or two terms each of 15 weeks, for 30 weeks, part time.

Fee is $5,000. The basic tool kit is $325 plus $28.84 sales tax. The total fee for tuition plus the basic tool kit is $5,353.84. Payment plans are available.


Students earn a Certificate in Comprehensive Jewelry Training.

Curriculum Outline
First Quarter
Fundamental Jewelry Techniques

Sawing | Piercing | Filing | Sanding | Polishing/buffing | Soldering | Annealing | Testing of metals
Stone Setting
Bezel setting | Prong setting | Channel setting | Bead work setting

Second Quarter
Wax Modeling/Casting

Basic wax ring | Wax ring w/stone | Wax earrings | Wax name ring | Spruing | Investing | Centrifugal casting | Rubber molds | Use of wax injector
Decorative Processes
Texturing | Etching | Enameling | Electroplating

12 Weeks Full Time Course
  Starts   Ends
  February (1st Monday)   end - April
  March (1st Monday)   end - May
  June (1st Monday)   beg.- September
  September (2nd Monday)   end - November
  October (1st Monday)   beg.- January
30 Weeks Part Time Course
  Starts   Ends
  February (1st Monday)   end - September
  May (1st Monday)   beg.- January
  September (2nd Monday)   end - April
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