Preserving cherished heirlooms
and creating new treasures
Jewelry-making is an ancient art that's alive and well today. If you see yourself creating and restoring ageless treasures as a professional jeweler, ACC can provide the precious knowledge and skills you need. Our hands-on instruction at the jewelry bench includes time-honored techniques in fabrication, lost-wax casting, and repair; as well as access to state-of-the-art equipment and computer aided design (CAD) technology. With decades of experience in every corner of the market, our faculty will give you the foundation for success. ACC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Jewelry in addition to a certificate in Jewelry Fabrication. One thing is for sure - jewelry-making is here to stay.
What skills can I gain?
Students can gain expertise in designing, fabricating, casting, or repairing jewelry, in addition to soldering and stone setting - skills which aid in the production, marketing, and sale of jewelry.
How long will it take to get a degree?
It typically takes students at least two years to complete an associate degree. Professional training in a specific area or technology is available and is often preferred by people already working in the industry.
Where can I work with this education?
Graduates can work in a retail store selling, repairing or assisting customers; for a larger organization in the manufacture and production of a commercial jewelry line; or as an entrepreneur jeweler/business owner who designs jewelry, performs bench work, runs a retail outlet, or does wholesale work for other companies.