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Since 1927, the School of Drycleaning Technology has changed the lives of Drycleaning Schoolstudents by offering the best education on drycleaning.

How do we know? That's easy, the graduates tell us.
 

Are you ready to change your life?

 


2014 Courses
 
SPRING SESSION
INTRODUCTION TO DRYCLEANING
February 24 - 28
ADVANCED DRYCLEANING
March 3 - 14
SUMMER SESSION
INTRODUCTION TO DRYCLEANINGJuly 14 - 18
ADVANCED DRYCLEANINGJuly 21 - August 1
FALL SESSION
INTRODUCTION TO DRYCLEANINGOctober 13 - 17
ADVANCED DRYCLEANINGOctober 20 - 31
STAIN REMOVAL
 
April 30 - May 2

WETCLEANING

September 11 - 12

FIVE-DAY INTRODUCTION TO DRYCLEANING COURSE

Geared toward individuals new to the industry or with less than
one year of experience. This course covers:


  • Sorting loads for drycleaning
  • Drycleaning science
  • Fibers and their characteristics
  • Fabric constructions
  • Cleaning silk, satin, and other fabrics
  • Soil and cleaning theory
  • Operating a drycleaning machine
  • Stain removal chemistry and procedures
  • Removing coffee, ink, grease and other stains from clothing
  • Pressing pants, coats skirts
  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality


DLI Members — $795

(2 or more people from same plant — $695 each)

Others — $1,149

Premier Club — FREE


TEN-DAY ADVANCED DRYCLEANING COURSE

This ten day Advanced Drycleaning Course is for individuals
who have completed the Introduction Course or have hands-on
production experience and knowledge of basic stain removal
and finishing techniques. The advanced course covers:

  • Identifying cotton, silk, polyester, and other fabrics
  • Fibers and their characteristics
  • Fiber identification through Burn Testing
  • Fabric constructions
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color
  • Pressing blouses, dresses, ties, pleated garments, silks, velvets and corduroy
  • Wetcleaning wool, silk, and more
  • Maintaining and changing filters
  • Distillation procedures
  • Troubleshooting problems with the drycleaning machine
  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality
  • Current regulation facing the drycleaning industry
  • Customer service techniques for drycleaners
  • Getting clean, white laundry
  • Cleaning and preserving wedding gowns
  • Understanding the differences between solvents including perc, GreenEarthฎ, hydrocarbon
  • Pressing laundered shirts
  • Designing a drycleaning plant with the most effective work flow

DLI Members — $1,249

(2 or more people from same plant — $1,049 each)

Others — $1,749


Or take them both together as the
FIFTEEN DAY GENERAL DRYCLEANING COURSE


DLI Members: $1,595
(2 or more students from the plant: $1,295 each
Others
- $2,495

THREE-DAY STAIN REMOVAL COURSE

Three days of instruction and practical application on stain
removal procedures. This course covers: 


  • Fibers and their characteristics
  • Fiber identification through Burn Testing
  • Fabric construction
  • Stain removal chemistry and procedures
  • Removing coffee, ink, grease and other stains from clothing
  • Identifying cotton, silk, polyester, and other fabrics
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color
  • Using specialty products such as digesters, amyl acetate, and acetone in stain removal
  • Removing spotting rings and water marks

DLI Members — $449

(2 or more people from same plant — $349 each)
Others — $549
Premier Club members — FREE


TWO-DAY WETCLEANING COURSE


Two days of instruction and hands-on training on the wetcleaning process
This course covers:

  • Sorting loads for wetcleaning
  • Operating wetcleaning machines and wetcleaning dryers
  • Fibers and their characteristics
  • Fiber identification through Burn Testing
  • Fabric constructions
  • Understanding how water affects various fibers
  • Wetcleaning wool, silk, satin, and more
  • Stain removal techniques for wetcleaning
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color
  • Finishing procedures for wetcleaned items
  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality
  • Wetcleaning beaded, sequined, and other specialty items

DLI Members — $349

(2 or more people from same plant — $249 each)

Others — $449

Premier Club Members — FREE




SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Scholarships from acclaimed industry service providers and several foundations help students afford a quality drycleaning education. Please click the "Scholarship Application" link above to apply for a scholarship or you may call 800-638-2627 for more information.

Click here to download a PDF of the current class descriptions.

COURSE GUIDE 2014





 
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