Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute



Upholsterers manufacture and restore furniture covered in fabric and leather. They produce new furniture such as sofas, armchairs, ottomans and dining room chairs. They also restore worn upholstered furniture. A skilled upholsterer is able to combine a knowledge of fabrics, leathers, and other materials with an artistic flair and technical skills. Upholsterers should have an eye for detail and enjoy working with their hands.

Program Content

Introduction to Upholstery is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to become an entry-level upholsterer. In addition, students will learn the soft skills needed for employment. The course includes core skills, training in upholstery manufacturing concepts, tools and safety, and training in employability skills, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Man leaning on an upholstery chair

Cost (Scholarships are available.)

Registration Fee - $182


For Additional Information:
Contact the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at 828.726.2242.
For course specific information, contact:


Course available via Continuing Education

Title Course/Section Meeting Information Available
Upholstery, Introduction UPH-3110-303 06/24/2024-10/07/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday 05:30PM - 09:30PM, Building - J, Room 118 13
Upholstery in Spanish UPH-7000-303 06/25/2024-10/08/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 05:30PM - 09:30PM, Building - J, Room 118 13

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If the course you are seeking is not listed above or the time the course is scheduled does not work for you, please let us know that you have an interest in future courses by clicking on the course name below and completing the form:

Career Pathway

Many trainees receive training in basic upholstery at vocational schools and community colleges. Most employers prefer to hire high school graduates.

Career Information

Salaries based upon local industry average range from $21,600 to $49,800 annually.

To learn more about a career in the Upholstery field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo Upholsterer

Mission Statement:

The mission of Vocational and Technical Services is to offer quality, accessible career and workforce development classes that are short-term in nature, and to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment, development and advancement in the workforce.


Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.