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Gemology Certificate and Degree

Gemology Degree (11874) & Certificate of Achievement (21644)

The associate degree and certificate curriculum in gemology provides technical and practical theory and knowledge in diamonds and colored stones including laboratory grading, identification and evaluation of gems. Employment opportunities upon completion of this program: jewelry appraiser, diamond and colored stones sales, jewelry buyer, jewelry wholesaler and laboratory gemologist.

Requirements for degree and certificate of achievement:
Course Units
Gemology 011, Introductory Colored Stones ​4
Gemology 012, Advanced Colored Stones ​4
Gemology 020, Diamonds ​4
Gemology 030, Antique & Period Jewelry ​3
Gemology 050, Pearls ​3
TOTAL ​18
SCC also offers an associate of science in gemology. To earn this degree, you must complete a minimum of 60 units that include the certificate program and general education requirements with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher.