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If you have an eye for design and enjoy handcrafted jewelry, this is a great way to take that interest 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.

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 to Enroll

The courses on this page are noncredit, meaning you won’t earn college credit toward a degree. You don’t need to apply. Just choose a program or course that interests you, and check the noncredit schedule for a class that fits your schedule. Note the course number, section number and start date and register through our online portal, MyAACC.

For help, email or call the Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.

Find a course using our online course search.

Learn more about registering for noncredit courses.