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. 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. Prerequisites: Secondary school or equivalent (may be waived if students have work experience in jewellery or gemstones), English language skills and comprehension.
Course code: GEMM 1110
Length: 297 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.