Pinellas Technical College

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Jewelry Making and Repair


Length 1,650 Hours
Admissions Contact Nancy Stevens -
Course Information S. Do - 727-893-2500 ext. 2552
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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 Making and Repair consists of two programs: Jewelry Making and Repair 1 – J450400 (900 hours) and Jewelry Making and Repair 2 – J450500 (750 hours).

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

These programs consist of a planned sequence of courses.

Jewelry Making and Repair 1

Clock, Watch and Jewelry Technician Assistant - Course PMT0650 (450 hours) – This course teaches the basic trade skills and includes measuring and weighing, identifying timepieces, identifying and testing metals, and utilization of tools.

Jewelry Designer - Course PMT0630 (450 hours) – Course content includes techniques of sawing, piercing, filing, and cutting; soldering metals; and designing and fabricating jewelry.

Jewelry Making and Repair 2

Wax Modeler/Casting - Course PMT0640 (150 hours) – Students learn to identify types of casting methods; design and sculpture wax models and molds; and cast jewelry pieces.

Jewelry Repairer - Course PMT0641 (300 hours) – Content includes hands-on experiences in repairing rings, chains, prongs, and hinges made of various metals.

Stone Setter - Course PMT0632 (150 hours) – Students learn how to set stones in pronged mountings, baguette mountings, peg mountings, and tube and channel settings.

Certified Jeweler - Course PMT0645 (150 hours) – This advanced instruction includes electroplating jewelry, diamond cutting, and engraving techniques.

Distance Education: Not available at this time

Articulation Agreement: St. Petersburg College Industrial Management Technology, A.S. Degree

Industry Certification(s):

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

Services Available: Jewelry services are available to all Pinellas County School employees and students from 8 am-12 pm Tuesday and Thursday; and from 8 am-10 am and 11 am -12 pm (closed 10 -11 am) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  All work is performed by Jewelry Making and Repair students: jewelry repair, design, and fabrication.  Prices vary; please contact the instructor, Robert Peacock, at (727) 893-2500, ext. 2552.

Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9.

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* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.