The catalog is complete with all course and program descriptions, important dates and schedules for gemology, design and jewelry manufacturing classes worldwide. It also includes application and registration forms, updated 2010 tuition and fees, and information on scholarships and financial assistance.
Highlights of this year’s courses include:
- A new seven-week certificate course, “Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry,” where students learn to take jewelry designs from concepts to photo-realistic renderings and finally, to wax models ready for casting.
- Distance Education eLearning, a professional gemological training program delivered completely online via integrated text, slideshows and videos.
- Lab classes on worldwide GIA campuses that provide working professionals quick, hands-on, action-oriented training in grading, gem identification and jewelry manufacturing.