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« on: October 30, 2003, 11:45:25 PM »

This list of Schools that offer training and classes in Upholstery was supplied by: Barbara Connett, so give her a big thank you for making this available.

If you know of or find additional schools and training facilities, please let me know and I will add them to this list.   Also, if you find email address or websites for any of the schools below, send them to me and I will update the listing below to include that information.

I might note that finding the upholstery classes and courses at some of the websites is not easy.  Most of them have  search capabilities.

Jack


Wallace State College
801 Main St
P.O. Box 2000
Hanceville, AL 35077
256/352-8168

Alabama State University
1030 West University Drive
Montgomery, AL 36101
334/229-4686

Arkansas State University, Occupational Technology, Certificate of Proficiency in Household Upholstery and Auto Upholstery.
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE
1490 Vandenberg Blvd, Ste 115
JACKSONVILLE, AR 72099
501-988-4151
FAX: 501-882-4586
http://www.asub.edu/occupational-tech/UPHOLSTERY.dot
 
Palomar Community College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
760/744-1150
http://www.palomar.edu/

San Diego Center for Education and Technology
1400 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-388-4600
http://www.sandiegocet.net/

The Academy of Lost Arts
At the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum
2040 North Santa Fe Ave.,
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 917-5159
Email
Classes in Upholstery, Repair and Restoration



Pioneer Adult Center
1651 E. Rowland Ave., West Covina, California
(626) 974-6823
http://www.cvusd.k12.ca.us/tri-community/tricomhome.htm


Emily Griffith Technical College
1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204
720-423-4700
Upholstery Classes

Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Institute
18180 Southwest 122nd Ave
Miami, FL 33177
305/253-9920
http://www.dade.k12.fl.us/rmorgan/

Marine Canvas Training Institute
900 4th Street W.
Palmetto, Florida 34221
941-721-0608
dawn@marinecanvastraining.com
http://www.marinecanvastraining.com/pages/5/index.htm

Mcpherson College
1600 East Euclid
P.O. Box 1402
McPherson, KS 67460
620/241-0731

Montebello Adult School
149 N. 21st Street, Montebello CA  90460
(323) 887-7844

Sedgwick County Extension Education Center
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67205


Louisiana Technical College
1101 Bertrand Dr
PO Box 4909
Lafayette, LA 70502
337/262-5962
http://www.theltc.net/diploma/upholsterytech/default.htm

Holyoke Creative Arts Center
South Street Plaza (End of I-391)
400 South Elm Street - P.O. Box 4998
Holyoke, MA 01041
413/532-0465

G Street Fabrics
Midpike Plaza
11854 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-231-8998  

Custom Home Furnishings Trade School
180 Buckeye Access Rd
Swannanoa, NC  28778
800-222-1415
http://chfindustry.com/html/school_1.html#descriptions

Cormiea Upholstery School
21 W. Auburn Street, Suite 16
Manchester, NH 03101
603 636-8323
cormieaantiques@comcast.net
Website:  www.cormieaantiques.com  
 
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 Southeast
Hickory, NC 28602
828/327-7000

Fayetteville Technical Community College
PO Box 35236
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910/678-8386
http://www.faytech.cc.nc.us/edprog/coned/furnitur.htm

Custom Marine Canvas Training Workshops
828 E. Main St
Marblehead, OH 43440
800/798-7627
http://www.canvastrainingworkshop.com/

Indian Capital Technology Center
HC 61 Box 12 - 401 Houser
Sallisaw, OK 74955
918/775-9119 x 113

WyoTech
135 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
1-800-822-8253
http://www.wyotech.edu/program/automotive-technology/specialty/trim-and-upholstery

Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
512/223-7000

G Street Fabrics
Potomac Mills
2700 Potomac Mills Circle #884
Woodbridge VA 22192
Phone: 703-494-5900

G Street Fabrics
Sully Station
5077 Westfields Blvd.
Centreville, Virginia 20120
Phone: 703-818-8090  

G Street Fabrics
Seven Corners Center
6250 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, Virginia 22044
Phone: 703-241-1700

Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Boulevard S.W.
Lakewood, Washington 98499
253-589-5678
http://www.cptc.ctc.edu/cptc/PAGES/AutoUphol.htmlWyoTech
4373 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072
1-800-521-7158
http://www.wyotech.com/courses/addOnCourses/trim.asp

Jacob's Upholstery
16023 East Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99037
509/926-4230

Bates Technical College
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
253/680-7000
http://www.bates.ctc.edu



Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-0221

Kwantlen University College
13468 - 77th Ave
Surrey, BC, V3W 2MB
CANADA
(604) 599-2000
http://www.kwantlen.ca/calendar/uphacrs.html
Auto Trim Course Info
http://www.kwantlen.ca/calendar/uphfcrs.html
Furniture Upholstery Course Info


Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF
and
41 Commercial Road
London E1 1LA
LONDON
020 7133 4200
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/jcamd/courses/short-courses/


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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2003, 11:59:35 PM »

Thanks, Barbara! More schools out there than I thought!
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2003, 01:47:57 PM »

In your other post you said you had thirty-three schools in your list.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2003, 02:13:41 PM »

Tessy, are you a math wiz? Grin  You're right, there are not 33 listed here, good eye girl  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2003, 02:27:06 PM »

Thats funny, wonder how I managed that.  Roll Eyes
All right - there are just over 20 on the list and here are some more:

G Street Fabrics
Midpike Plaza
11854 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-231-8998  


G Street Fabrics
Potomac Mills
2700 Potomac Mills Circle #884
Woodbridge VA 22192
Phone: 703-494-5900

 
G Street Fabrics
Sully Station
5077 Westfields Blvd.
Centreville, Virginia 20120
Phone: 703-818-8090  

 
G Street Fabrics
Seven Corners Center
6250 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, Virginia 22044
Phone: 703-241-1700
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2003, 03:15:12 PM »

I added these 4 to the big list at the start of this post.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2003, 10:54:52 AM »

Hi Barbara!

I was hoping you forgot to list one from OHIO.  
 

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2003, 07:05:45 PM »

This list of Schools that offer training and classes in Upholstery was supplied by: Barbara Connett, so give her a big thank you for making this available.

If you know of or find additional schools and training facilities, please let me know and I will add them to this list.   Also, if you find email address or websites for any of the schools below, send them to me and I will update the listing below to include that information.

I might note that finding the upholstery classes and courses at some of the websites is not easy.  Most of them have  search capabilities.

Jack



Alabama State University
1030 West University Drive
Montgomery, AL 36101
334/229-4686

Palomar Community College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
760/744-1150
http://www.palomar.edu/

San Diego Center for Education and Technology
1400 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-388-4600
http://www.sandiegocet.net/

Emily Griffith Opportunity School
1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204
305/575-4700
http://www.egos-school.com/

Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Institute
18180 Southwest 122nd Ave
Miami, FL 33177
305/253-9920
http://www.dade.k12.fl.us/rmorgan/

Marine Canvas Training Institute
900 4th Street W.
Palmetto, Florida 34221
941-721-0608
dawn@marinecanvastraining.com
http://www.marinecanvastraining.com/pages/5/index.htm

Mcpherson College
1600 East Euclid
P.O. Box 1402
McPherson, KS 67460
620/241-0731

Sedgwick County Extension Education Center
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67205


Louisiana Technical College
1101 Bertrand Dr
PO Box 4909
Lafayette, LA 70502
337/262-5962
http://www.theltc.net/diploma/upholsterytech/default.htm

Holyoke Creative Arts Center
South Street Plaza (End of I-391)
400 South Elm Street - P.O. Box 4998
Holyoke, MA 01041
413/532-0465

G Street Fabrics
Midpike Plaza
11854 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-231-8998  

Michigan Career and Technical Institute
11611 W Pine Lake Rd
Plainwell, MI 49080
616/664-4461

Custom Home Furnishings Trade School
180 Buckeye Access Rd
Swannanoa, NC  28778
800-222-1415
http://chfindustry.com/html/school_1.html#descriptions

Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 Southeast
Hickory, NC 28602
828/327-7000

Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910/678-8558
http://www.faytech.cc.nc.us/edprog/coned/furnitur.htm

Bath VA Medical Center
76 Veterans Avenue
Bath, NY 14810
607/664-4000

Indian Capital Technology Center
HC 61 Box 12 - 401 Houser
Sallisaw, OK 74955
918/775-9119 x 113

UpholsteryShop Oregon, Inc
7909 N Smith St
Portland, OR 97203
503/285-7377
http://www.upholstery.org

Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
512/223-7000

G Street Fabrics
Potomac Mills
2700 Potomac Mills Circle #884
Woodbridge VA 22192
Phone: 703-494-5900

G Street Fabrics
Sully Station
5077 Westfields Blvd.
Centreville, Virginia 20120
Phone: 703-818-8090  

G Street Fabrics
Seven Corners Center
6250 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, Virginia 22044
Phone: 703-241-1700

Jacob's Upholstery
16023 East Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99037
509/926-4230

Bates Technical College
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
253/680-7000

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-0221

Kwantlen University College
12666 - 72nd Ave
Surrey, BC, V3W 2MB
CANADA

Loyalist Training and Development Centre
Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
P.O. Box 4200
Belleville, Ontario, K8N 5B9
CANADA
877/887-8223
http://www.loyalistc.on.ca/learn/ltdc/workforce_dev/fasttrack_courses/upholstery.html


wonderful! Jack, please correct the listing for upholsteryshop.org, you have it as "upholstery.org" And when you have time this list should be added to our links page - thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2003, 07:23:52 PM »

Now you are just getting picky.  Grin  You would think that since I'm working on the site, I'd know the URL by now. Undecided

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2003, 07:43:02 PM »

WOW I guess there is a list.  Maybe a few more down the road to.

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2003, 09:42:20 AM »

This list of Schools that offer training and classes in Upholstery was supplied by: Barbara Connett, so give her a big thank you for making this available.

If you know of or find additional schools and training facilities, please let me know and I will add them to this list.   Also, if you find email address or websites for any of the schools below, send them to me and I will update the listing below to include that information.

I might note that finding the upholstery classes and courses at some of the websites is not easy.  Most of them have  search capabilities.

Jack



Alabama State University
1030 West University Drive
Montgomery, AL 36101
334/229-4686

Palomar Community College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
760/744-1150
http://www.palomar.edu/

San Diego Center for Education and Technology
1400 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-388-4600
http://www.sandiegocet.net/

Emily Griffith Opportunity School
1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204
305/575-4700
http://www.egos-school.com/

Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Institute
18180 Southwest 122nd Ave
Miami, FL 33177
305/253-9920
http://www.dade.k12.fl.us/rmorgan/

Marine Canvas Training Institute
900 4th Street W.
Palmetto, Florida 34221
941-721-0608
dawn@marinecanvastraining.com
http://www.marinecanvastraining.com/pages/5/index.htm

Mcpherson College
1600 East Euclid
P.O. Box 1402
McPherson, KS 67460
620/241-0731

Sedgwick County Extension Education Center
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67205


Louisiana Technical College
1101 Bertrand Dr
PO Box 4909
Lafayette, LA 70502
337/262-5962
http://www.theltc.net/diploma/upholsterytech/default.htm

Holyoke Creative Arts Center
South Street Plaza (End of I-391)
400 South Elm Street - P.O. Box 4998
Holyoke, MA 01041
413/532-0465

G Street Fabrics
Midpike Plaza
11854 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-231-8998  

Michigan Career and Technical Institute
11611 W Pine Lake Rd
Plainwell, MI 49080
616/664-4461

Custom Home Furnishings Trade School
180 Buckeye Access Rd
Swannanoa, NC  28778
800-222-1415
http://chfindustry.com/html/school_1.html#descriptions

Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 Southeast
Hickory, NC 28602
828/327-7000

Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910/678-8558
http://www.faytech.cc.nc.us/edprog/coned/furnitur.htm

Bath VA Medical Center
76 Veterans Avenue
Bath, NY 14810
607/664-4000

Indian Capital Technology Center
HC 61 Box 12 - 401 Houser
Sallisaw, OK 74955
918/775-9119 x 113

UpholsteryShop Oregon, Inc
7909 N Smith St
Portland, OR 97203
503/285-7377
http://www.upholsteryshop.org

Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
512/223-7000

G Street Fabrics
Potomac Mills
2700 Potomac Mills Circle #884
Woodbridge VA 22192
Phone: 703-494-5900

G Street Fabrics
Sully Station
5077 Westfields Blvd.
Centreville, Virginia 20120
Phone: 703-818-8090  

G Street Fabrics
Seven Corners Center
6250 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, Virginia 22044
Phone: 703-241-1700

Jacob's Upholstery
16023 East Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99037
509/926-4230

Bates Technical College
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
253/680-7000

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-0221

Kwantlen University College
12666 - 72nd Ave
Surrey, BC, V3W 2MB
CANADA

Loyalist Training and Development Centre
Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
P.O. Box 4200
Belleville, Ontario, K8N 5B9
CANADA
877/887-8223
http://www.loyalistc.on.ca/learn/ltdc/workforce_dev/fasttrack_courses/upholstery.html


I checked out the list and find most of these training courses are very short - not qualifying (in my opinion) as serious training in upholstery. A few exceptions: Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Institute - a solid course. Louisiana Technical School - a solid course. And the kick-butt program of them all: UpholsteryShop Oregon Grin.
The others are under three months and the majority are just 10-24 hour classes at community centers and fabric stores, etc. A few of the locations no longer have upholstery training listed in their program catalog. One that should be added to the list is Saskatchewan Education, that has an extensive upholstery program in Canada.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2003, 10:32:55 AM »

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I checked out the list and find most of these training courses are very short - not qualifying (in my opinion) as serious training in upholstery.
This list is training and workshop courses and classes.  These classes and/or courses help everyone from the "new" student all the way to the "Pro" looking for a specialized class in a different area to add to their business.  Not everyone needs or wants a complete full training center, but needs to learn additional tricks and tips to the trade.  Also, many folks can't afford the time and or money to take a full-time 1 or 2 year training and need to be able to do a little here and there.
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A few of the locations no longer have upholstery training listed in their program catalog.
I found that several of the listed schools don't list their upholstery classes in their standard catalog.  You will find them in thier Adult class listings, Trade Training sections and some misc. areas that are somewhat difficult to find, but I did find something at all the schools listed with a website.
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One that should be added to the list is Saskatchewan Education, that has an extensive upholstery program in Canada.
So send me the information on this school so that I can add it to the list for the benefit of people interested in training in Canada.

Jack
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2003, 11:02:42 PM »

If anyone would like to learn the trade and you live or would like to live in New York. You can come work at our shop and earn as you learn. We have always trained our own and many of our employees have gone on to open there own shops. One past employee is almost directly across the street from us.

We are the largest complete upholstery shop on Long Island. We do auto, marine, home and business upholstery, as well as awnings and boat canvas. We do many custom projects that involve fabrication and engineering not seen at "auto accessory" type shops. Come learn with us.

For information call 631-475-0397
visit our website www.bartonsupholstery.com
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2004, 07:50:40 PM »

I live in the chicago, Illinois area I am looking for an upholstery class or training school. If there are any in the illinois area I would like to know.
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2004, 09:37:44 PM »

Are there any schools in Southern California that you know about?
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