Furniture Upholstery Certificate

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 furniture upholstery industry. Students will learn how to remove and re-upholster specific furniture pieces such as Louis chairs, wing back chairs, and sofas. Additionally, students will learn specific techniques used in furniture upholstery such as diamond tufting, tying springs, and design and construction of a headboard.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Furniture Upholstery Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate the various types of chairs to utilize the correct upholstery techniques.
  • Remove old upholstery safely, without damaging the furniture.
  • Calculate all materials needed to complete an upholstered piece.
  • Evaluate which types of foams and fabric are best for the given project.
  • Create a usable, fashionable piece of furniture.

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.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of Upholstery Fundamentals Certificate or instructor’s permission.

Program Course List

UPH 145The Art of Tying Springs

3

UPH 150Upholstering a Louis-Type Chair I

4

UPH 155Upholstering a Louis-Type Chair II

4

UPH 160Upholstering a Wingback Chair I

4

UPH 165Upholstering a Wingback Chair II

4

UPH 170Upholstering a Sofa I

4

UPH 175Upholstering a Sofa II

4

UPH 180Diamond Tufting

4

UPH 183Pillow Backs

4

UPH 189Design and Construction of a Headboard

4

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:42