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Since 1927, the School of Drycleaning Technology has been the educational system that has taught drycleaners the basics and advanced methods of effective cleaning. Every year we teach hundreds of students from all around the world and take pride in the alumni that have gone on to add value to the industry.


2015 Courses
 
SPRING SESSION
INTRODUCTION TO DRYCLEANING
February 23 - 27
ADVANCED DRYCLEANING
CLEANING & STAIN REMOVAL
March 2 - 13
May 4 - 8
SUMMER SESSION
INTRODUCTION TO DRYCLEANINGJuly 13 - 17
ADVANCED DRYCLEANINGJuly 20 - 31
FALL SESSION
INTRODUCTION TO DRYCLEANINGOctober 12 - 16
ADVANCED DRYCLEANINGOctober 19 - 30
STAIN REMOVAL
 
September 16 - 18




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 company — $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 company — $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 company -- $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 company — $349 each)
Others — $549
Premier Club members — FREE



FIVE-DAY CLEANING & STAIN REMOVAL COURSE


Five days of instruction and practical application on stain removal and cleaning procedures. The course will cover:

  • Sorting loads for drycleaning
  • Drycleaning Science
  • Fiber identification through Burn Testing
  • Fibers and their characteristics
  • Fabric Constructions
  • Identifying cotton, silk, polyester, and other fabrics
  • Soil and cleaning theory
  • Cleaning silk, satin, and other fabrics
  • Operating a drycleaning machine
  • Stain removal chemistry and procedures
  • Removing coffee, ink, grease and other stains form clothing
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color
  • Maintaining and changing filters
  • Distillation procedures
  • Troubleshooting problems with drycleaning machines
  • Understanding the differences between solvents including per, GreenEarth, hydrocarbon, Solvon K4

DLI Members — $795

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

Others — $1,149

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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