Jewelry Design and Repair 1 & 2

  • JewelDR12

    Length 1,650 Hours
    Admissions Contact

    Jeromy Johnson |

    (727) 893-2500 x2392

    Course Information

    Justin VelCole | 

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    Mission: The mission of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to fill the needs of jewelry industry employers.

    Jewelry Design and Repair consists of two programs: Jewelry Design and Repair 1 – J450600 (900 hours) and Jewelry Design and Repair 2 – J450700 (750 hours).

    Students must complete Jewelry Design and Repair 1 or demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes prior to enrollment in Jewelry Design and Repair 2.

    These programs consist of a planned sequence of courses.

    Jewelry Design and Repair 1

    Jewelry Technician Assistant - Course PMT0620 (450 hours) – This course prepares students for entry into the Jewelry Making and Repair industry. Students learn beginning level trade skills such as; tool and equipment safety, sawing and piercing, filing and finishing, polishing, and silver soldering

    Jewelry Designer - Course PMT0630 (450 hours) – Course content includes the process of alloying, surface embellishment, forming and fabrication techniques, and shop management skills.

    Jewelry Design and Repair 2

    Casting/Rubber Molding - Course PMT0643 (150 hours) – This course will focus on the Lost Wax Casting process using specific wax carving and molding techniques to create rings, pendants, earrings, and jewelry components.

    Jewelry Repair - Course PMT0642 (150 hours) – Content includes hands-on experiences in repairing rings, chains, prongs, and hinges made of various metals.

    Stone Setter - Course PMT0632 (150 hours) – Students will learn fabricating techniques to create calibrated setting for round, oval, square, heart, emerald cut, marquise, and pear shaped stones.

    CAD/CAM Jewelry Designer- Course PMT0635 (300 hours) – Students will learn the process of designing jewelry using the RhinoGold CAD/CAM program as a designing tool

    Distance Education: Not available at this time

    Industry Certification(s):

    • First level Jewelers of America (JA) Bench Professional Certification – JA Certified Beginner Bench Jeweler (CBBJ)*
    • Second level JA Bench Professional Certification – JA Certified Bench Jeweler (CBJ)*
    • Diamond Council of America (DCA) Beginning Jewelry Sales Certification*

    *NOTE: These certifications are not included in the cost of the program; the program prepares students to successfully pass these certifications if they choose to pursue professional designations.

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Exit Requirement for Program CompletionStudent's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is assessed; required basic skills grade levels are: Computation - 9 and Communication - 9.

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     Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.