Professional Gemmology Program – Vancouver

The CGA is ecstatic to offer our Professional Gemmology Courses at UBC (University of British Columbia).  Please see our current offerings below with more to come in the new year.

The CGA’s professional gemmology program offers a guided exploration of the wonderful world of gems while equipping students with an in-depth understanding of the science of gemmology and how it applies to all aspects of the gem and jewellery trade. Use the links below to navigate through the topics.

For classes in Vancouver the course notes and lab manual can now be ordered for an extra fee in both Chinese Traditional or Chinese Simplified upon request.

Professional Gemmology Program Delivery Options

The CGA’s professional gemmology program is available in full-time or two-level part-time options as shown below.

Program# Weeks# HoursTuitionBooksInstumentsExpendable Supplies
Gemmology Basics Theory Course1236$1795$0$0$0
Gemmology Basics Instrument Lab Course1236$1795$150$619.75$0
Gemmology Basics Intensive Instrument Lab Course136$1795$150$619.75$0

Class Dates

Gemmology Basics Interactive Theory Zoom Course
January 17, 2023 – April 11, 2023

Gemmology Basics Instrument Lab Course
TBA

Gemmology Basics Intensive Instrument Lab Course
TBA

Gemmology Basics Theory Course

Schedule:  January 17, 2023 to April 11, 2023
Time:  1-night a week for 3 hours a week for 12 weeks – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Fees: $1,795.00
Place:  Classes held over Zoom
Participants will receive a Statement of Completion afterword

The sessions will be live and interactive over zoom. Discussions and Q&As are encouraged for a more interactive learning.

Gemmology is the fascinating study of all types of gem materials – natural, lab grown and imitation.  Gems come from every corner of the planet and touch almost every culture in the world.  Gemmology Basics is for the student who is launching their career into the world of jewellery fashion or gem trading, or; for the avid collector who wants to know more; or even for the person who works in a jewellery store who wants to be able to answer customer’s questions; for a budding appraiser; and finally to the goldsmith who wants to know the physical properties of the gems they are setting.

Download CGA Gemmology Basics Course Form

 

To see the course syllabus please click here.

Gemmology Basics Instrument Lab Course

Schedule:  TBA
Time:  1-night a week for 3 hours a week for 12 weeks – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Fees: $1,795.00
Place:  UBC (University Of British Columbia)
Participants will receive a Statement of Completion afterword

In the Gemmology Basics Instruments Lab Class, you will learn how-to test gemstones so that they reveal their true identity. Learning to examine optical and physical properties of gems helps in their identification.

You will learn the use of five simple hand-held instruments that you can carry anywhere that will help you separate gems. Learn how to use other desk-top instruments in your quest to distinguish one gem from another and to pinpoint natural from man-made gems

Download CGA Gemmology Basics Instrument Lab Course Form

 

To see the course syllabus please click here.

Gemmology Basics Intensive Instrument Lab Course

Schedule: TBA
Time:  1 week for 36 hrs
Fees: $1,795.00
Place:  UBC (University Of British Columbia)
Participants will receive a Statement of Completion afterword

In the Gemmology Basics Instruments Lab Class, you will learn how-to test gemstones so that they reveal their true identity. Learning to examine optical and physical properties of gems helps in their identification.

You will learn the use of five simple hand-held instruments that you can carry anywhere that will help you separate gems. Learn how to use other desk-top instruments in your quest to distinguish one gem from another and to pinpoint natural from man-made gems

Download CGA Gemmology Basics Intensive Instrument Lab Course Form

 

To see the course syllabus please click here.

Tax Receipts

Students enrolled in these programs receive T2202A Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificates in February of each year for income tax deduction purposes.