Rolex values the long-standing educational commitment that OSU Institute of Technology has made to the watchmaking profession in the United States.
Watchmaking is a unique industry where passion, art, and science meet. A heritage of more than 60 years of watchmaking instruction, combined with a $1 million, 5-year grant from Rolex, gives graduating students the knowledge, skills, certifications, and connections to industry necessary to excel in this profession.
Develop intense knowledge and skills in areas such as diagnosing, servicing and repairing a wide range of complete watches and movements. learn to refinish watchcases and bracelets, as well as how to consult with high-end clientele according to the highest industry standards.
The annual salary for entry level watchmakers is highly competitive. Experienced watchmakers earn even higher annual salaries depending on location and ability. Job opportunities are available across the country in a wide range of settings.
An ever increasing demand for periodic maintenance and repair of these fine timepieces creates an insatiable demand for watchmakers. With 100% job placement among graduates who earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Watchmaking and Microtechnology from OSU Institute of Technology, graduates can work with watch brand service centers, independent service centers, or high-end retailers. Students also take the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute Certified Watchmaker of the 21st Century Certification Examination, which is the industry standard.
Strong, global connections with industry and employers, coupled with a strong foundation in skills, provide ample opportunity for career advancement domestically and on an international level.