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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Ceramic Technology, A.C. (Cumberland)


Ceramics Technology, AC


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.

Program Goals

·         Demonstrate basic concepts of structure and construction techniques.

·         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.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

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.


Career 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.


The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.​