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Automotive Upholstery Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and Spring quarters.
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate or instructor permission.

This three quarter program builds on the skills learned in the Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate and provides students with lessons and project based learning specific to the automotive upholstery industry. Students will learn how to remove and re-upholster specific automotive interior elements such as doors and quarter panels, bucket seats, bench seats, headliners, carpets, and convertible tops.

Program Length: This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactory complete all graduation requirements. Must have required tools and textbooks.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
UPH 118Doors and Quarter Panels I4
UPH 120Doors and Quarter Panels II4
UPH 122Bucket Seats I4
UPH 124Bucket Seats II4
UPH 126Bench Seats I4
UPH 128Bench Seats II4
UPH 132Headliners4
UPH 136Carpets4
UPH 140Convertible Tops4
UPH 200Special Projects4
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits43

Doors and Quarter Panels I

Item #
UPH 118
Total 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.
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Doors and Quarter Panels II

Item #
UPH 120
Total 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.
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Bucket Seats I

Item #
UPH 122
Total 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.
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Bucket Seats II

Item #
UPH 124
Total 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.
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Bench Seats I

Item #
UPH 126
Total 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.
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Bench Seats II

Item #
UPH 128
Total 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.
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Headliners

Item #
UPH 132
Total 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.
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Carpets

Item #
UPH 136
Total 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.
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Convertible Tops

Item #
UPH 140
Total 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.
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Special Projects

Item #
UPH 200
Total 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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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to familiarize students with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with SALT component for financial planning. 

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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This page was last updated on March 13, 2018.