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Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and Spring quarters.

This two quarter program is designed to provide graduates with a foundation in measuring, cutting, and sewing using industrial sewing machine equipment. Students will also learn how to how to set up an efficient workstation for upholstery work and the basics of sewing machine maintenance. Students will continue to develop basic upholstery skills, speed, and accuracy in the second quarter while working on projects such as furniture pillows and automotive seat covers. This certificate is a prerequisite to the Automotive Upholstery Certificate and Furniture Upholstery Certificate. 

Program Length: This program is approximately two 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 102Introduction to Upholstery I5
UPH 104Introduction to Upholstery II5
UPH 106Basic Sewing I5
UPH 108Basic Sewing II5
UPH 110Intermediate Sewing I5
UPH 112Intermediate Sewing II5
UPH 116Advanced Sewing II5
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits38

Introduction to Upholstery I

Item #
UPH 102
Total 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.
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Introduction to Upholstery II

Item #
UPH 104
Total 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.
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Basic Sewing I

Item #
UPH 106
Total 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.
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Basic Sewing II

Item #
UPH 108
Total 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.
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Intermediate Sewing I

Item #
UPH 110
Total 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.
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Intermediate Sewing II

Item #
UPH 112
Total 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.
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Advanced Sewing II

Item #
UPH 116
Total 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.
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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.