Published or Revised January 02, 2014
This list represents some of the most common questions about attending the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology.
You need only apply to Paris Junior College. Begin with our page for new and prospective students.
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.
A complete semester-by-semester listing of courses can be found in our catalog (PDF).
You can enter the Jewelry Technology program three times per year: the spring semester, extended long summer, and the fall semester.
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.
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.