Appliance Repair

The Appliance Repair Technical Certificate Program is designed to help students develop advanced technical skills and competencies related to the installation, repair, and maintenance of major appliances. Students will learn details about servicing appliances 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. Also, students will learn energy saving tips, technological advancements, tools, and test instruments used in the trade, etc.

This program consists of five courses.
APP101 - Range Maintenance
APP102 - Refrigerator Maintenance
APP103 - Dishwasher Maintenance
APP104 - Washer Maintenance
APP105 - Dryer Maintenance

There are no prerequisites… but we recommend that students pursue the courses as sequenced above, and mainly because, the set of courses are designed to build upon each other.

The duration of this program is 300 clock hours or 10 semester credits. AC/C TECH utilizes the clock hour method for determining academic units of measurement. Whereas each course is designed to have 60 clock hours of specialized technical training. The following is a typical breakdown of the course activities: reviewing the course syllabus = 1.0 hour, reading technical assignments = 3.0 hours, analyzing handouts = 1.5 hours, playing lectures = 4.5 hours, taking quizzes = 3.0 hours, watching reference videos = 1.5 hours, doing lab assignments = 7.5 hours, completing the final examination = 2.0 hours, attending the student verification assignment = 1.0 hour, doing OJT assignments = 30.0 hours, attending web meetings = 4.0 hours, and pursuing tutoring, if necessary = 1.0 hours.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Summarize how appliances work
  • Identify and test for defective appliance components, and where applicable, Interpret fault codes
  • Interpret the schematic wiring diagram and trace the sequence of appliance operation
  • Explain how to properly install major appliances
  • Develop professional documentation of tasks completed and customer relation skills
  • Apply appliance repair skills within industry standards and governmental regulations

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

Academic Calendar

Students are assigned one course monthly until graduating from the program. No courses will be assigned during the months of June, July, and August because administrators from the apartment industry prefer 100% participation towards restoring vacated apartment units during summer months. In contrast, if a student fails a course, he/she may retake the course during June, July, and August. This waiver allows everyone to remain on schedule towards pursuing subsequent courses and graduating together.

The table below represents how a typical student will progress through the program.

Course Date Location
APP101 - Range Maintenance September, 2022 Online Training
APP102 - Refrigerator Maintenance October, 2022 Online Training
APP103 - Dishwasher Maintenance November, 2022 Online Training
APP104 - Washer Maintenance December, 2022 Online Training
APP105 - Dryer Maintenance January, 2023 Online Training

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
  Appliance Repair Study Course (5 Manuals @ $25 each = $125.00)
Range #4314429, Refrigerator #4314336, Dishwasher #4314205 Automatic Washer #4314170, and Dryer #4314168 by Whirlpool
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.