Program Requirements

No matter your professional goals, you’ll find classes at GIA that help you achieve them. From gemology, to jewelry design, to sales, GIA has educational offerings that help you get ahead.

2014 Education Catalog
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Gemology

Graduate Gemologist

On Campus

The Graduate Gemologist diploma program is designed to deliver a comprehensive gemology education across the entire spectrum of diamonds and colored stones. This transformative 26-week experience is offered at the following campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondonMumbaiNew YorkTaipei

Distance Education

The Graduate Gemologist diploma program can also be taken via Distance Education, which is a combination of five online eLearning courses and three hands-on lab classes. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate Diamonds

On Campus

The Graduate Diamonds diploma program is a seven-week program that will introduce you to the technical expertise needed to grade, buy, and sell diamonds with the insight of a seasoned professional. This diploma program is offered at the following campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondonMumbaiNew YorkSeoulTaipei

Distance Education

The Graduate Diamonds diploma program can also be taken via Distance Education, and is comprised of two online eLearning courses and one hands-on lab class. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate Colored Stones

On Campus

Knowledge of colored stones qualifies you for positions all along the gem and jewelry pipeline, and you can learn this during a 19-week program offered at the following GIA campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondonMumbaiNew YorkTaipei

Distance Education

The Graduate Colored Stones diploma program can also be taken via Distance Education, and is comprised of three online eLearning courses and two hands-on lab classes. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate Pearls

Distance Education

The Graduate Pearls diploma program provides all the product knowledge and grading skills needed to buy inventory, build confidence, and increase profits. Take one eLearning course and one hands-on lab class and the knowledge is yours. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Accredited Jewelry Professional

Distance Education

The Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma program is one of the fastest and most effective ways to improve your understanding of gems and jewelry – and to boost your sales. Earn your diploma via eLearning by taking three online courses.

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Jewelry Manufacturing Arts

Jewelry Design & Technology

On Campus

Offered in Carlsbad, this 26-week, cutting-edge program teaches you CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, and other technologies that are reshaping the industry.

Graduate Jeweler

On Campus

In 26-weeks, learn the critical skills you need to succeed as a bench jeweler with the Graduate Jeweler diploma program. Offered in Carlsbad.

Jewelry Design

On Campus

Illustrate the shape, form, and texture of metals, gems, and diamonds, and then turn them into wearable works of art with the nine-week Jewelry Design certificate course. This course is offered at the following campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondonMumbaiNew YorkTaipeiTokyo

Comprehensive CAD/CAM For Jewelry

On Campus

In this comprehensive seven-week course, you’ll learn to use state-of-the-art software to take jewelry designs from concepts, to photo-realistic renderings, to casting-ready prototypes. This course is offered at the following campuses:

CarlsbadNew YorkLondon

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