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Jewelry Technology (Cert.)

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 45

First Semester - 12 SCH

JLRY 1301 - Jewelry Techniques I
JLRY 1302 - Jewelry Techniques II
JLRY 1303 - Jewelry Techniques III
JLRY 1348 - Jewelry Repair/Fabrication I

Second Semester - 12 SCH

JLRY 1309 - Casting I
JLRY 1341 - Stone Setting I
JLRY 1349 - Jewelry Repair/Fabrication II
JLRY 2333 - Casting II

Third Semester - 12 SCH

JLRY 1342 - Stone Setting II
JLRY 1343 - Stone Setting III
JLRY 1344 - Stone Setting IV
JLRY 2335 - Precious Metals I

Fourth Semester - 9 SCH

JLRY 2336 - Precious Metals II
JLRY 2337 - Precious Metals III
JLRY 2338 - Precious Metals IV

Marketable Skills

  • Create jewelry from gold, silver, platinum
  • Smooth soldered joints and rough spots
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Jewelry Repair and Fabrication
  • Casting
  • Stone Setting
  • Knowledge of industry tools and equipment

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrates skills in metal fabrication techniques: layout, sawing, filing, drilling, finishing, polishing, soldering, shaping, forming, doming, wire rolling and drawing.
  • Demonstrates skills in casting techniques: wax carving, injecting, spruing, treeing, investing, and casting centrifugally and by vacuum.
  • Demonstrates skills in jewelry repair: sizing, chain repair, tipping, beading, pronging, and plating.
  • Demonstrates skills in setting such as: single and multiple round and fancy-cut stones into various mountings styles.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of industry practices and ethics

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $38,590; 10% of workers earn $23,820 or less; 10% of workers earn $57,500 or more.

Career Opportunities

Retail jewelry sales professional; Jewelry store manager; Bench/manufacturing jeweler; Jewelry designer; Jewelry lab grader/quality assurance technician.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Students may pursue an AAS in Jewelry Technology, and might also want to pursue Certifications in Gemology or CAD/CAM.