Carlsbad
California

Campus Overview

The Robert Mouawad Campus at GIA World Headquarters is the premier gem studies school — fully integrating state-of-the-art classrooms, the famous GIA laboratory, and an internationally recognized museum into the beautiful Carlsbad, California location.
12
LOCAL BEACHES
230
STEPS FROM LEGOLAND
90
MILES FROM LOS ANGELES
Nestled beside the Pacific Ocean, a half-hour from San Diego, the community is a beautiful place to learn as well as relax after class. From surfing and sailing to hiking and golfing, there’s an array of activities that can provide students with the quintessential Southern California experience.

DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Offered at the Carlsbad Campus

Graduate Gemologist
GG
Graduate Gemologist

Earn the industry’s most prestigious credential.

 

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graduate diamonds
GD
Graduate Diamonds

Learn to speak the language of diamonds and embark on an exciting career path.

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Graduate Colored Stones
GCS
Graduate Colored Stones

Immerse yourself in a world of color and be prepared to seize a spectrum of opportunities.
 

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graduate jeweler
GJ
Graduate Jeweler

Transform precious metals and gems into one-of-a-kind jewelry. Master the art of jewelry repair.


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Jewelry Design & Technology
JDT
Jewelry Design & Technology

Develop design and manufacturing skills using the best of traditional and cutting-edge techniques.

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jewelry design
JD
Jewelry Design

Learn the craft of translating your ideas into stunning gem and jewelry illustrations.


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Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry
CCC
Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry

Elevate your artistry by learning how to use CAD/CAM software to design jewelry.

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Graduate Success Stories Merideth Austin slide 1
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
David Yurman

Graduate Success Stories Ben Blakeman slide 2
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 Jewelr

Graduate Success Story Jeff Mason slide 3
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


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