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COMPREHENSIVE JEWELRY TRAINING - 720 hours
This is a comprehensive course aimed at individuals who plan to enter the professional jewelry trade. 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 and advanced skills.

Classes Meet:
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 24 weeks. The course is given in two quarters, each 12 weeks long.
Tuition:

Fee is $9,000. The basic tool kit is $325 plus $28.84 sales tax. The total fee for tuition plus the basic tool kit is $9,353.84. Payment plans are available.

Certificate:

Students earn a Certificate in Comprehensive Jewelry Training.


CURRICULUM OUTLINE
First Quarter
Fundamental Jewelry Techniques

Sawing | Piercing | Filing | Sanding | Polishing/buffing | Soldering | Annealing | Use of rolling mill | Use of draw plate | Testing of metals | Hinge construction
Stone Setting
Bezel setting | Prong setting | Channel setting | Pear shape setting | Marquise setting | Emerald cut setting | Bead work setting | Pave setting | Gypsy setting | Baquette setting

Second Quarter
Wax Modeling/Casting

Basic wax ring | Wax ring w/stone | Wax earrings | Wax name ring | Carving wax | Wax sheet | Wax wire | Spruing | Investing | Centrifugal casting | Vacuum casting | Rubber molds | Use of wax injector
Decorative Processes
Texturing | Chasing/repousse | Etching | Enameling | Electroplating | Fusing | Marriage of metals | Bead/pearl stringing

  Starts   Ends
  February (1st Monday)   mid-July
  April (1st Monday)   beg. October
  September (2nd Monday)   mid-March
  November (1st Monday)   mid-April
 
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