360 Hours

Comprehensive Jewelry Training (Short Format)

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 10am – 5pm
for 12 weeks.
A part-time schedule is also available from Monday to Thursday, 6pm – 9pm, 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.

Tuition

Fee is $7,000. The basic tool kit is $325 plus $28.84 sales tax. The total fee for tuition plus the basic tool kit is $7,353.84. Payment plans are available.

Certificate

Students earn a Certificate in Comprehensive Jewelry Training.

Course Dates – 12 Weeks Full Time Course

Starts

February (1st Monday)

Ends

End of April

March (1st Monday)

End of May

June (1st Monday)

Early September

September (2nd Monday)

End of November

October (1st Monday)

Early January

Course Dates – 30 Weeks Part Time Course

Starts

February (1st Monday)

Ends

End of September

May (1st Monday)

Early January

September (2nd Monday)

End of April

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