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Jewelry Design

If you have an eye for design and looking for a future in jewelry making, this is a great way to taking that hobby to the next level. Master the art of beginning jewelry design and see what your future holds.

Certificate code: CE.BEG.JEWELRY-DSGN


What is the training?
AACC's Beginning Jewelry Design certificate consists of four core required noncredit courses and one elective that are designed to provide students help master the knowledge and skill about design and structure of hands-on jewelry making. The courses help perfect skills in stringing, crimping, knotting and gauging and learn about the best tools and equipment used in jewelry making. Practice using a variety of materials including beads, fuse-glass and precious metal.

What courses will I take?

Required Core Courses
CFT 355 Basic Beading: Design and Technique
CFT 305 Precious Metal Clay
CFT 356 Wire-Wrapped Jewelry  
CFT 357 Fuse-Glass Jewelry

Electives (choose one)
CFT 373
Beaded Accessories
CFT 384  Create a Chain Belt

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate.
To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$564 to $661, depending on electives chosen, for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition, fees and supplies. Students may purchase additional supplies with an estimated cost of no more than $115.

What are the requirements?
Student must be at least 16 years old.

How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by faxmail or touch-tone phone. Use certificate code CE.BEG.JEWELRY-DSGN. Visit for details

For more information contact Louann M. Tracy, director of Lifelong Learning, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, at 410-777-2255 or