Furniture Upholstery

Furniture Upholstery covers the basic skills and fundamentals of upholstered furniture construction, including seat construction, inside upholstery and outside upholstery. Topics include safety, terminology, proper use of tools, furniture quality, problem solving and maintenance. Introduction of advanced skills will include complex fabrics and stripes, application of skirts and decorative trims, and channeling and tufting.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course introduces students to the basic concepts upholstered furniture manufacturing and careers within the furniture industry.  The course includes an overview of core concepts such as manufacturing concepts, inside and outside upholstering, industrial safety, measurements and math, teamwork and communication, and problem solving.

Anyone seeking to learn furniture upholstery in an industrial environment should take this course.

The cost is $188.00 plus tools.

This course meets in the GTCC Upholstery Training Building at 1111 S. Main St., High Point, NC.

Course Code: UPH-3102-723
Date: November 5,  2018 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, Until April 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exceptions: No class on Thanksgiving Day (November 22), Winter Break (December 19-January 1), MLK Jr. Holiday (January 21)
Location: GTCC Upholstery Training Center, 1111 S. Main St., High Point, NC
Cost: $188 (plus tools)
Registration: Click here to dowload registration form
(Please send completed registrations to: FurnitureTrainingProgram@gtcc.edu)

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You may be eligible for scholarships when taking this training program. Each scholarship has time sensitive application deadline. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the requirements for one of these scholarships. 

  • SECU (State Employees' Credit Union) Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Golden Leaf Scholarship Application
  • Corporate and Continuing Education Scholarship

These scholarships, if awarded to you, will cover tuition first and then may cover other course related expenses.  Once your application is received, you will be notified by email if it is granted and the amount provided.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS