Academic Catalog

Upholstery Classes

Introduction to Upholstery I

Item Number
UPH 102
Credits
5

Introduces tools and materials commonly used in the upholstery trade. Provides hands-on experience in proper use of various hand and power tools and their maintenance and storage. Students will learn how to set up an efficient work station.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Introduction to Upholstery II

Item Number
UPH 104
Credits
5

Introduces types of foam and fabrics along with their characteristics and uses in upholstery. Equips students with skills needed to design patterns, measure and calculate materials needed for an upholstery project. Continuation of skills learned in Introduction to Upholstery I.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Basic Sewing I

Item Number
UPH 106
Credits
5

Covers the setup and threading of commercial upholstery sewing machines. Provides a foundation for students to learn to sew on commercial machines with control and accuracy.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Basic Sewing II

Item Number
UPH 108
Credits
5

Focuses on building a foundation of sewing skills. Provides instruction introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance of commercial sewing machines. Introduces students to various machine stitches and their uses. Continuation of skills learned in Basic Sewing I.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Intermediate Sewing I

Item Number
UPH 110
Credits
5

Develop sewing skills, speed and accuracy by constructing cushions, pillows and automotive inserts.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 102, UPH 104, UPH 106 and UPH 108, or instructor permission.

Intermediate Sewing II

Item Number
UPH 112
Credits
5

Continuation of sewing skills learned in Intermediate Sewing I. Increase speed and accuracy by constructing cushions, pillows and automotive inserts.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 102, UPH 104, UPH 106 and UPH 108, or instructor permission.

Advanced Sewing I

Item Number
UPH 114
Credits
5

Provides students the opportunity to develop advanced sewing skills by constructing complex seats and custom designs.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 102, UPH 104, UPH 106 and UPH 108, or instructor permission.

Advanced Sewing II

Item Number
UPH 116
Credits
5

Continuation of Advanced Sewing I to develop students’ advanced sewing skills. Provides practical application of sewing skills on a 2015 Corvette seat frame or similar. Students will design a pattern, cut, sew, and fit a new upholstery cover for a seat back.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 102, UPH 104, UPH 106 and UPH 108, or instructor permission.

Doors and Quarter Panels I

Item Number
UPH 118
Credits
4

Provides students the opportunity to apply practical design, sewing and upholstery skills to automotive doors and quarter panels. Students will learn to remove existing panels, design replacement pieces and prepare automotive interior for upholstery.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Doors and Quarter Panels II

Item Number
UPH 120
Credits
4

Continuation of development of skills learned in Doors and Quarter Panels I. Instruction also includes reinstallation of upholstered vehicle door and quarter panels.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Bucket Seats I

Item Number
UPH 122
Credits
4

Covers the removal of an automotive bucket seat as well as pattern and fabrication of a replacement seat cover and headrest covers. Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in design, measurement and sewing.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Bucket Seats II

Item Number
UPH 124
Credits
4

Covers the removal of an automotive bucket seat as well as preparation and fitting of upholstery covers for bucket seats and head rests. Students will also learn to reinstall automotive bucket seats and headrests after reupholstering. Continuation of skills learned in Bucket Seats I.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Bench Seats I

Item Number
UPH 126
Credits
4

Covers the removal of an automotive bench seat as well as pattern and fabrication of a replacement seat cover and headrest covers. Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in design, measurement and sewing.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 118, UPH 120, UPH 122 and UPH 124, or instructor permission.

Bench Seats II

Item Number
UPH 128
Credits
4

Covers various sewing techniques for automotive bench seats as well as preparation and fitting of upholstery covers for bench seats and head rests. Students will also learn how to reinstall automotive bench seats and headrests after reupholstering. Continuation of skills learned in Bench Seats I.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 118, UPH 120, UPH 122 and UPH 124, or instructor permission.

Headliners

Item Number
UPH 132
Credits
4

Introduces fabrication of bow headliners, upholstery of hard shell headliners and installation and creation of matching sun visors.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 118, UPH 120, UPH 122 and UPH 124, or instructor permission.

Carpets

Item Number
UPH 136
Credits
4

Covers removal of automotive carpet for replacement, preparation of the trunk and other interior areas, cutting and sewing new carpet and reinstallation of an automotive carpet.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 126, UPH 128 and UPH 132, or instructor permission.

Convertible Tops

Item Number
UPH 140
Credits
4

Students will learn how to disassemble a convertible top, fabricate top pads, prepare care and bows for a new top, and install a new top.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 126, UPH 128 and UPH 132, or instructor permission.

The Art of Tying Springs

Item Number
UPH 145
Credits
3

Students will learn how to install springs using eight-way tie and adjust to proper height.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Upholstering a Louis-Type Chair I

Item Number
UPH 150
Credits
4

Covers professional upholstery techniques and skills needed to upholster a Louis-type chair, overview of materials and tools of furniture upholstery and best practices.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Upholstering a Louis-Type Chair II

Item Number
UPH 155
Credits
4

Continuation of Upholstering a Louis-type Chair I, building on skills learned in UPH 150, including instruction on designing and sewing sofa skirts and furniture arm covers.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Upholstering a Wingback Chair I

Item Number
UPH 160
Credits
4

Introduces skills needed to upholster a wingback chair. Provides overview of professional upholstery techniques, materials and tools and best practices.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate, or instructor permission.

Upholstering a Wingback Chair II

Item Number
UPH 165
Credits
4

Continues building on skills learned in Upholstering a Wingback Chair I course.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 145, UPH 150, UPH 155 and UPH 160, or instructor permission.

Upholstering a Sofa I

Item Number
UPH 170
Credits
4

Covers professional upholstery techniques and skills needed to upholster a sofa, overview of materials and tools of furniture upholstery and best practices.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 145, UPH 150, UPH 155 and UPH 160, or instructor permission.

Upholstering a Sofa II

Item Number
UPH 175
Credits
4

Continues building on skills learned in Upholstering a Sofa I course, includes instruction on designing and sewing sofa skirts and furniture arm covers.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 145, UPH 150, UPH 155 and UPH 160, or instructor permission.

Diamond Tifting

Item Number
UPH 180
Credits
4

Create a diamond tufted sample board or furniture piece.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 165, UPH 170 and UPH 175, or instructor permission.

Pillow Backs

Item Number
UPH 185
Credits
5

Fabricate a pillow back using essential patterning and sewing skills.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 165, UPH 170 and UPH 175, or instructor permission.

Design and Construction of a Headboard

Item Number
UPH 190
Credits
5

Build a headboard using essential skills, professional upholstery techniques, tools and materials and best practices.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 165, UPH 170 and UPH 175, or instructor permission.

Special Projects

Item Number
UPH 200
Credits
4

Students will develop skills in advanced and/ or specialized techniques. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge to projects of personal interest as assigned and/or job shadowing. Learning outcomes will be written by the instructor and student on a case-bycase basis.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of UPH 126, UPH 128 and UPH 132.

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