Appliance Repair Technician Certificate Program
Semester Clock Hours: 300
The objective of the Appliance Repair Technician Certificate program is to provide students with the knowledge, technical skills and work habits required to pursue an entry level position as an appliance repair technician. The program concentrates on necessary service and repair of major residential appliances. The program instructs students in basic electricity and electrical safety hazards associated with repairing electrical appliances. In this program students will have classroom and hands on training in the diagnosis and repair of the following appliances:
- Gas and electric stoves
- Automatic washers
- Gas and electric dryers
- Electric and gas water heaters
- Garbage disposals
- Trash compactors
This program is divided into modules. Within each module there are series. Each module contains a number of related series that are to be completed by the student. Upon completion of each module the student is awarded a certificate of completion.
The Appliance Repair Technician certificate program is 300 clock hours over a period of 20 weeks. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a certificate of completion as an Appliance Repair Technician.
The program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level employment in the field of appliance repair or in related fields; the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title or described above. Although the school will assist the student with job placement, we do not guarantee placement and securing a job is the sole responsibility of the student.
The instructing of the program occurs in both a classroom and workshop setting. This program offers out of class work that is suggested but not required. Instructing in the EPA universal certification, as well as proctored exams are included within this program. A unique aspect of the Appliance Repair Technician program is that we designed an entrepreneurial development course that concentrates on small business development. It includes advanced concepts in communication, management theory, marketing, business structure and customer service related to the appliance sales and service field. This course offers opportunity to individuals that have an interest in starting their own business in the appliance field.