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Gemmology Courses


The gemmology non-credit courses are for people with a special interest in diamonds, jadeite jade, coloured gems, crystals or pearls. Learn about the unique qualities of each gemstone, how to buy and to grade them. Classes take place in Vancouver Community College classrooms and laboratory.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [map & business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


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Program Coordinator: Donna Hawrelko, VCC Gemmology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8694
Program Assistant: Lou Solina, VCC Gemmology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8428

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Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2018 (201891)

(GEMM 1158) Pearl Grading and Valuation Lab 0 credits    $141.70



This one day practical lab is for the gemmologist/appraiser looking for hands on experience grading and valuating pearls. Students will review the different classifications and varieties of pearls. Students will differentiate between the various types of pearls and understand how each of their individual characteristics effects value. Grade pearls using a pearl master set against samples of pearls; and learn how to apply the grading criteria towards pricing a valuation for appraisal purposes. Students are encouraged to bring 10x loupe and any pearl jewellery to class as additional grading examples. No jewellery experience required. (6 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10174 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1630
17-Feb-2018
Wong, Darlene
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Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 (201892)

(GEMM 1158) Pearl Grading and Valuation Lab 0 credits    $130.00



This one day practical lab is for the gemmologist/appraiser looking for hands on experience grading and valuating pearls. Students will review the different classifications and varieties of pearls. Students will differentiate between the various types of pearls and understand how each of their individual characteristics effects value. Grade pearls using a pearl master set against samples of pearls; and learn how to apply the grading criteria towards pricing a valuation for appraisal purposes. Students are encouraged to bring 10x loupe and any pearl jewellery to class as additional grading examples. No jewellery experience required. (6 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  20089 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1630
05-May-2018
Wong, Darlene
Register


(GEMM 2130) CGA Diamond Grading 0 credits    $2,038.99



An intensive, hands-on course which will provide knowledge and skill in the grading of colourless, round brilliant cut diamonds. Please note: this course focuses on the diamond grading process, not the identification of diamond and/or its simulants. All necessary major equipment is provided, but students should bring their own pocket instruments (Loupes, tweezers).

Required course textbook (Diamond Grading ABC) will be provided.

Offered in partnership with the Canadian Gemmological Association.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  20454 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MTWRFM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1730
16-Apr-2018
to 20-Apr-2018
TBATo be assigned
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CGA Diamond Grading (GEMM 2130)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $2,038.99
Crystals and Crystal Healing (GEMM 1154)
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0 credits N/A
Evaluation of Jadeite Jade 1 (GEMM 1155)
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0 credits N/A
How to Buy Diamonds (GEMM 2136)
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0 credits N/A
Jadeite Jade 1 (GEMM 1156)
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0 credits N/A
Jadeite Jade 2 (GEMM 1157)
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0 credits N/A
Pearl Grading and Valuation Lab (GEMM 1158)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $141.70


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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