GIA Adds Classes

December 13, 2004

GIA Adds Classes

The Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA, has added opportunities to learn gemological skills as well as basic jewelry repair on both coasts. GIA School of Business courses will also commence online and on campus in Carlsbad in January.

At GIA's new location in Los Angeles' Culver City area, students have limited time to enroll in the On Campus Graduate Gemologist diploma program beginning Jan. 14. This is the only G.G. program in the U.S. in January with seats still available. Classes are otherwise filled through May 2005 in the U.S. Students will learn the skills they need to succeed in the industry in positions such as buyer, appraiser, retailer, or manager, among many others.

GIA New York has a few seats left in the first Diamond Grading extension class in 2005, being held Jan. 3-7. GIA's most popular extension class, Diamond Grading teaches students to grade diamonds accurately using GIA's International Diamond Grading System™.

GIA's Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad has added a Basic Repair & Setting extension class, to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 4. The introductory class provides students hands-on training at their own fully equipped workbenches. Among the skills that will be taught: jewelry tool fundamentals, ring sizing andquality craftsmanship identification and evaluation.

Students can gain jewelry industry knowledge from the GIA School of Business. On-campus and distance education online courses begin Jan. 13 with Accounting Basics, Ethics and Law, Fundamentals of Marketing, and Principles of Management. These are the four core classes; a number of electives are available both online and on campus.

For more information, call (800) 421-7250, ext. 4001; e-mail or visit

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