Appliance Repair Technician
After the foundational concepts, this course explores in more depth several types of major appliances with hands-on experiences related to disassembly and reassembly of the appliance, troubleshooting and diagnosing common problems, repairing common malfunctions, and replacing components.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Itemize considerations for purchasing a major residential appliance.
- Explain the safety precautions required for major appliance troubleshooting, repair, and tool use.
- Demonstrate the safe and proper way to use selected hand and power tools.
- Explain the personal characteristics, soft skills, communication skills, and customer service skills required of the repair specialist.
- Discuss basic diagnosis and troubleshooting techniques.
- Explain basic electricity concepts and measurement procedures.
- Explain basic electronics concepts.
- Explain concepts related to operation of gas appliances.
- Explain basic principles related to air conditioning and refrigeration.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the EPA’s requirements for refrigerants as outlined in the EPA 608 standards.
- Identify the parts associated with electric and gas appliances, air conditioners, and electronic components.
- Discuss error and fault or function codes.
- Explain the operation, troubleshooting steps and considerations, and basic repair procedures for selected appliances.
After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.
Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity
Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.
Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.