Example of a job you may be qualified for after completion of a program:

  • Upholsterer Helper $10/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

Upholstery is one of those services that most people need at some point, but few know how to actually do themselves, so they hire a professional.

Whether you are recovering furniture, or working in the automotive industry replacing vehicle seat covers, the skills you need to become a professional upholsterer are similar throughout the industry. Even boats and jet skis have upholstery, so this is a great skill to learn.

You’ll have hands-on experience in a work area that is like an actual upholstery service center, and you will use tools that are industry-standard. Commercial sewing and installation are also part of this program.

Basic Upholstery Skills

250 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 10 weeks. Training and hands-on experience for entry-level employment in the automotive, furniture, and related upholstery industries. Competency standards approved by the industry advisory board.

Automotive Upholstery

350 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 14 weeks. Skills training and hands-on experience for entry level employment in the auto trim and related industry.

Household Upholstery

250 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 10 weeks. Upholstering footstools, benches, chairs, chaise lounges. Methods of springing, stuffing, covering, cushion-making, study slipcovers when appropriate. Shop practice and theory. Class is free. Students share costs