Published or Revised August 19, 2015
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 a four-semester AAS degree in horology technology (watchmaking) and in jewelry technology, both are 60 credit hours.
We also offer a three-semester certificate course in repair technician (jewelry repair) for 33 credit hours. We suggest that students attending the jewelry programs also take the gemology courses. A gemology certificate is 18 credit hours. Other certificates include a three-semester (45 credit hours) certificate in fine mechanical watch repair, a three-semester (36 credit hours) certificate in computer aided jewelry design, and four-semester certificates in jewelry technology or horology technology (both are 45 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.