DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Offered at the Carlsbad Campus
Learn to speak the language of diamonds and embark on an exciting career path.
Graduate Colored Stones
Immerse yourself in a world of color and be prepared to seize a spectrum of opportunities.
Transform precious metals and gems into one-of-a-kind jewelry. Master the art of jewelry repair.
Jewelry Design & Technology
Develop design and manufacturing skills using the best of traditional and cutting-edge techniques.Learn More
Learn the craft of translating your ideas into stunning gem and jewelry illustrations.
GIA Carlsbad is the ideal place to learn…state-of-the-art equipment and classrooms, plus access to a wonderful gemological library.
Meredith Austin, GIA GG™
Sales Professional/High Jewelry Specialist
GIA Carlsbad instructors impart years of knowledge and insight and you also meet people and make connections all over the world.
Ben Blakeman, GIA GG™
Sales & Marketing
Blakeman’s Fine Jeweler
The nature of the pawn business is about knowing whether an item is authentic, and my GIA training enables me to help protect the bottom line.
Jeff Mason, GIA GG™, AJA, AJP®
Gemologist, Gold and Silver Pawnshop