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From May to August this summer, learn to be a professional gemmologist at Vancouver Community College downtown campus. The College offers an accelerated full-time day program in the summer for students wishing to acquire the background needed to write the exam required to receive a Canadian Gemmological Association Diploma. The program teaches full theory and practical curriculum. The course, GEMM 1110, has lecture and lab time in the classroom that includes hands-on work with gemstones and instruments. Prerequisites:Secondary school or equivalent (may be waived if students have work experience in jewellery or gemstones), English language skills and comprehension.
The fee includes all course notes, CGA student membership and tuition fees. Examination fees are extra and are paid to the Canadian Gemmological Association. This program has the same course content as the part-time program. Application fee: $50.00
Please note that the study of gemmology requires the use of refractive index fluid which contains a small amount of methylene iodide. You will be requested to wear protective gloves.
* Note: The CRNs listed below could be restricted to specific program areas.
To register for this course, check the information for your program: