Ceramic Technology - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 123

Program Information
Clay College’s credit and continuing education ceramics courses are popular among young and old students who take the courses during the day, in the evening and on weekends. Students can take ceramics courses with a career in mind or for personal enrichment. Both credit and non-credit students learn to mold and fire ceramics, and “throw pots” at Cumberland County College’s Clay College, located on High Street in the Millville Arts District. Residents and students of Clay College form distinctive pottery and sculpture by using various hand building techniques including pinch, coil slab and the pottery wheel.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain an associate’s degree and beyond.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Demonstrate basic concepts of structure and construction techniques. •Use the organizational components of art. •Recognize and demonstrate use of tools and materials associated with three-dimensional design. •Analyze glaze and clay formulation, operate kilns and other studio equipment. •Perform basic maintenance of a functioning ceramic studio. • Design and write a business plan, resume, artist statement and bio.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/Ceramic%20Technology/GE%20- %20Ceramic%20Technology.html

Employment Opportunities:
Kiln repair & maintenance, Ceramic Technician within a higher learning institution (ceramic or glass studio), Self employed artisan or consultant/freelance technician providing technical information for school or private ceramic studio, Glass or ceramic kiln assistant technician assisting in fabrication and installation of kilns

Program Requirements (32)
Credits
AR
110
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
AR
200
2-D Design
4
AR
205
3-D Design
3
CR
101
Ceramics I
3
CR
102
Ceramics II
3
CR
103
Ceramics III
3
CR
105
Sculptural Ceramics
3
CR
106
Ceramic Technologies
3
CR
107
Clay Co-op Experience - Gallery or
CR
108
Clay Co-op Experience – Studio
3
CR
109
Craft Business Practices or Internship
3

General Education Requirements (6)
Credits
AR
101
Art Appreciation
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3

Total Credits: (38)

Impressive Facility Clay College is a spacious facility that’s 150 feet long, and equipped with 15 pottery wheels and four kilns. The gallery at the entrance showcases the work of students as well as local and regional artists.