Graduate Jeweler Program
The Graduate Jeweler (GJ) progam builds on the skills learned in the Jewelry Technician program. The GJ program can be taken directly after the JT or JTI program, or over a number of open sessions. It is ideal for designers, entrepreneurs and those serious about a career with the potential to grow in many areas. The program includes everything in the Jewelry Technician course plus 11 additional classes–totaling 22 classes–to provide a well-rounded foundation in jewelry.
Coursework can be completed either by taking the JTI program followed by the required Graduate Jeweler classes, or by taking all 22 classes individually during one or more of our Open Sessions. This allows students to complete the Graduate Jeweler Program in as little as 6 months or over multiple Open Sessions or years. Upon completion, students receive a Graduate Jeweler Diploma as well as preparation for certification as a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler®.