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The TIJT QuickFAQ

Published or Revised January 02, 2014

This list represents some of the most common questions about attending the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology.

Do I need to apply to both PJC and TIJT if I decided to study at TIJT?

You need only apply to Paris Junior College. Begin with our page for new and prospective students.

What kind of programs and certificates are offered and what is the tuition?

We offer five-semester AAS degrees in horology technology (watchmaking) and jewelry technology, both are 72 credit hours.

We also offer a two-semester certificate course in bench technician (jewelry repair) for 29 credit hours. We suggest that students attending the jewelry programs also take the gemology courses. A gemology certificate is 17 credit hours. Other certificates include a one-semester casting certificate in jewelry (16 credit hours), three-semester (41 credit hours) certificate in fine mechanical watch repair, and four-semester certificates in jewelry technology or horology technology (53 credit hours.

Our newest program, CAD/CAM jewelry design, is a one-semester certificate with 16 credit hours.

What are the courses given in the Jewelry Technology semesters?

A complete semester-by-semester listing of courses can be found in our catalog (PDF).

If accepted, could I start the Jewelry Technology program in the spring semester or does it only start in the fall semester?

You can enter the Jewelry Technology program three times per year: the spring semester, extended long summer, and the fall semester.

How do I purchase a horology toolkit for the fall semester? Who do I need to send payment to? When do I pick up the toolkit?

Your toolkit will be issued to you on the first class day. It includes all the books and supplies. Check the Tuition & Fees page for the latest cost information.

Are room and board available for out-of-state students? If so, what are the costs?

Room and board cost the same for out-of-state students as for in-state students. Current rates are listed on our Student Housing On Campus page.

Are tours of your campus and facilities available?

We would love to have you visit our department and tour the campus. The best time to visit is Mondays through Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Our students are in class and working on their projects during that time. Call our Division Chair, Anthony Sawyer, at 903-782-0318 to schedule a time, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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