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Automotive Technology - Trim and Upholstery Technology

Trim and Upholstery Technology Overview

 

Trim and Upholstery Technology

Course material covers trim and upholstery terminology, trim panels, headliners, headrests and armrests, shop organization and customer relations. Students also study upholstery tools of the trade, supplies, operation, safety and maintenance of sewing machines, analysis of seam types, layout with existing patterns and constructing patterns where none exist, sewing various insert designs, seats construction and reconstruction, interior trim identification, estimating labor and materials for repair. estimating jobs and more.

Course objectives

  • Identify components common in automobile interiors
  • Identify supplies of the trim trade
  • Operate and maintain a sewing machine
  • Sew all basic seams
  • Calculate, layout, and sew all insert designs
  • Name the parts of a seat cover
  • Construct a seat cover without the use of an original pattern
  • Repair a seat foam cushion and frame
  • Operate a button machine and produce buttons
  • Recover a typical headrest or armrest
  • Layout and construct a pillow design seat cover
  • Construct and install a headliner
  • Cover a sun visor
  • Construct a seat cover using the original pattern
  • Complete a written estimate on the vehicle interior

Career Opportunities

  • Trim/Upholstery Shop Owner
  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Airline, RV or Yacht Upholstery
  • Custom Shop Upholsterer

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  • Laramie Completion rates for this program*:

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Jessi Combs - WyoTech Success Story2004 Graduate
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Jessi graduated in 2004 from WyoTech' s Collision/Refinishing Technology program with specialty focuses in Motorsports Chassis Fabrication , Street Rod and Custom Fabrication and Trim and Upholstery Technology Jessi is a proud graduate of WyoTech i...

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