Furniture Upholstery

The Furniture Upholstery class is for those seeking employment as a production upholster in the furniture industry. The class 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.

Course Schedule

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
UPH-3102-890 Furniture Upholstery 9/11/23 – 3/05/24; no class 12/18 – 1/1, 1/15 M-T 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. High Point Furniture Sewing Bldg 1111 S. Main St. Room 101 Register Now

Course cost: $188

Is English your second language?

We have free English classes to help you be successful in this course. Visit our ESOL Career Pathways web page.

For more information, email or call (336) 334-4822, ext. 55001. 

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.

This class is for those seeking employment as a production upholster in the furniture industry — 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.

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.