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Fall Session: August 25 - December 20

JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication
2 credits
In-state $386 Out-of-state $1,136
(includes $10 lab fee)
Basic processes used in the design and creation of jewelry. Students fabricate their own designs in the studio. (G6: Arts)

CRN Section Day Time Location
21393 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480
21394 15B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481
21395 15C F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480
26115 15D S 9:10 am-12:00 pm A481


JD 113 Beginning Soldering Techniques
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Co-requisite(s): JD 114, JD 121, JD 131, JD 133, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Introduces precision techniques in soldering and shaping jewelry. Emphasis is on exact measurements, and control of jewelry tools and soldering torches.
CRN Section Day Time Location
28758 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480


JD 115 Metal Forming Techniques: Chasing and Repoussé
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Prerequisite: all first-semester Jewelry Design courses
or approval of chairperson
Co-requisite: JD 116
Introduces students to jewelry-forming techniques by making their own dapping and chasing tools by means of forging, annealing, and tempering. Using these tools, objects are created by repoussé and other methods.
CRN Section Day Time Location
28644 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481


JD 121 Wax Carving
1 credits
In-state $188 Out-of-state $563
Co-requisite(s): JD 113, JD 114, JD 131, JD 133, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Wax carving of designs suitable for jewelry, stressing illusion and perspective, needed for both brooches and rings. Emphasis is on preparing a design and model for production.
CRN Section Day Time Location
20197 15A F 6:30 pm-8:20 pm A481


JD 134 Jewelry Design II
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Prerequisite: all first-semester Jewelry Design courses
Co-requisite: JD 115
Advanced illustrative techniques in jewelry design. An elementary knowledge of stones, both precious and semi-precious, is given for incorporating in design. Assigned projects focus on industry requirements.
CRN Section Day Time Location
28645 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C809


JD 138 Introduction to CAD for Jewelry Design
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
Online: In-state $406 Out-of-state $1156
Prerequisites: CG 111 and JD 131 or approval of chairperson
Students create two- and three-dimensional computer-generated drawings and models specific to jewelry design. Using modeling software and other computer applications, students develop basic jewelry design skills to create a personal style.
CRN Section Day Time Location
28164 15A S 12:10 pm-3:00 pm C231
28646 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


JD 141 Introduction to Diamonds
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
This introductory course provides an overview to diamonds, how crystals form, the physical and optical properties of diamonds, and mining techniques throughout history from ancient times to the present day. Other topics include a review of mining locations and techniques, and the cultural, environmental, financial, and global economic impact of diamonds.
CRN Section Day Time Location
26916 15A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816


JD 241 Introduction to Gemology
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
Study of the major gem species and their characteristics, with emphasis on their use in commercial production and price structure. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of all precious and semiprecious stones and the ways in which they are used in jewelry.
CRN Section Day Time Location
27798 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C503


JD 243 Gemology II
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Prerequisite: JD 241
A gem identification course with students learning the use of various laboratory equipment such as the gemological microscope, dichroscope, polariscope, specific gravity balance, refractometer, ultraviolet light, spectroscope, and other instruments used in gem identification.
CRN Section Day Time Location
27799 15A F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816


JD 251 Principles of Silversmithing
1.5 credits
In-state $292 Out-of-state $854.50
(includes $10 lab fee)
Basic study of silversmithing, including advanced use of repoussé, chasing, and forming. Small simple projects in either silver, bronze, or copper are created to study these basic procedures.
CRN Section Day Time Location
27679 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481

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