Appliance Repair

Appliance Maintenance Technology

The Appliance Repair program is designed to help students develop technical knowledge and skills related to the installation, repair, and maintenance of major appliances. Students will learn details about servicing appliances, but with an emphasis on making repairs in a safe, efficient, and productive manner. Students will develop skills in recognizing and testing the components, interpreting the schematic wiring diagram and tracing the sequence of operation, interpreting fault codes, adjusting the appliance for optimum efficiency, and performing annual maintenance. In addition, students will learn terminology, energy saving tips, technological advancements, tools and test instruments used in the trade, plus more.

This program consists of six courses:

  1. Range Maintenance
  2. Refrigerator Maintenance
  3. Dishwasher Maintenance
  4. Washer Maintenance
  5. Dryer Maintenance

Courses are geared towards self-paced learning that will give students "maximum exposure" in maintaining appliances. When computed, the course lessons consists of 200 hours of specialized technical training: 150 hours of online training, followed by 50 hours of OJT (On-the-Job Training) through an employer.

Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Appliance Repair Technology.

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Course Schedule

Course # Course Date Day Time Location
[APP101] Range Maintenance Oct 5 - Oct 16, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[APP102] Refrigerator Maintenance Oct 19 - Oct 30, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[APP103] Dishwasher Maintenance Nov 2 - Nov 13, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[APP104] Washer Maintenance Nov 16 - Nov 27, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[APP105] Dryer Maintenance Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD

Course Descriptions

APP101
Range Maintenance

This course develops specific skills in servicing gas and electric ranges. Students will learn how to interpret the schematic wiring diagram; how to repair the surface heating components; how to repair the bake and broil components; and how to repair the clock, timer and/or lights. Most importantly, the students will learn to make these repairs in a safe, efficient, and productive manner.

APP102
Refrigerator Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing refrigerators. Students will learn how to interpret the schematic wiring diagram; trace the sequence of operation; test every component; diagnose the compressor; check for refrigerant leaks; recharge the system; and make all repairs in a safe, efficient, and productive manner.

APP103
Dishwasher Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing convertible and built-in dishwashers. The students will learn to interpret the electrical diagram and trace the sequence of operation; specifically, the wash cycle, the rinse cycle, and the dry cycle. The students will also learn how to improve poor dish-washing results, improve poor drying results, and reduce noisy operations. Moreover, they will learn how to repair water leaks and how to make all repairs in a safe, efficient, and productive manner.

APP104
Washer Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing automatic washing machines. The students will learn how to interpret the electrical diagram and trace the sequence of operation. Also, how to diagnose and repair the timer, the water system, the agitator and motor, the pump, suspension system, plus more. Students will gain exposure to safety information, tools, and testing equipment.

AP105
Dryer Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing automatic dryers. The students will learn how to interpret the electrical diagram and trace the sequence of operation. They will learn how to diagnose and repair the controls, dryer timer, heating elements, thermostats, drum drive, motor and air flow, cabinet construction, and more.

Tuition & Fees

Item Description Cost
Tuition 5 Courses @ $250 Each $1,250.00
Required Books Step-By-Step (5 Books @ 9.95 each = $49.75)
Range Repair Manual, Refrigerator & Freezer Repair Manual, Dishwasher Repair Manual, Washer Repair Manual, and Dryer Repair Manual by GE/Hotpoint
$49.75
  Appliance Repair Study Course (5 Manuals @ $25 each = $125.00)
Range #4314429, Refrigerator #4314336, Dishwasher #4314205 Automatic Washer #4314170, and Dryer #4314168 by Whirlpool
$125.00
Required General Tools Plastic Tool Box with Lock, 25 Ft. Tape Measure, 16 oz Hammer, Utility (Box) Knife, 15" Utility Bar, Phillips & Standard Screw Driver Set, 6 in 1 Screw Driver, 12" Channel Locks, 12" Adjustable Wrench, 10" Slip Joint Pliers, Torpedo Level, 8" Needle Nose Pliers, 8" Lineman Pliers, Wire Strippers, Wire Rippers & Gauge, GFI Receptacle Tester, 6" Drywall Taping Knife, and Hand Sander or Sanding block. $218.43
Required Specialty Tools VOM Meter, Large Cooking Thermometer, 2 Pocket Thermometers (Range -10 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit), Manifold Pressure Gauge Set, Valve Core Removal, Telescopic Inspection Mirror, Halogen Leak Detector and Soap Bubbles, Micron Gauge, Hose-Clamp Pliers, Socket Wrench Set, Torx Drivers, Soldering Gun and Solder. $453.19
Required Safety Equipment Cloth Gloves, Eye Protection and Dust Masks $10.52
Uniforms Recommended $160.00
  Total Cost $2,266.89
Note: Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies. Acquiring uniforms is optional. The fees are based on pricing from Menards website, however, the items can be obtained from any source. There are no other fees.