GIA 2006 education catalog is now available

The Gemological Institute of America has issued its 2006 GIA Education Catalog—the sourcebook used by those who want to join the gem and jewelry industry. The catalog allows prospective students to select which of the Institute’s diplomas, or combination of diplomas, will best prepare them for the career in the gems and jewelry industry.

The 84-page catalog explains in detail all of GIA’s courses and programs offered on campus and through distance education, as well as this year’s schedule of classes. The catalog also discusses GIA’s newly established School of Business programs: the Jewelry Business Management diploma and the newly accredited Bachelors of Business Administration degree program. And it contains new sections on student life and career services.

GIA has three U.S. campuses and 11 international locations, in addition to its distance learning program.

To request a copy of GIA’s 2006 Education catalog, visit, call 800-421-7250, ext. 4001, or 760-603-4001 outside the U.S. and Canada, or e-mail

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