Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician

Mission Statement

The Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology program is dedicated to providing assistance and input that will produce the highest quality training programs for the current needs of the Major Appliance industry. Toward this end the following guidelines are established: assist students to choose, prepare for, enter, and be gainfully employed in the major appliance repair field; offer a program which emphasizes sound fundamentals while responding to the needs of this particular industry; and provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.

Occupational Outlook

O*NET Program Detail

Curriculum Framework

Program Outlook

The Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as Major Appliance and Refrigeration Mechanics in the Major Appliance industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience. The program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in Major Appliance and Refrigeration occupations. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA and eligible students may be nominated by their teachers to join the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Electrolux have combined to create week long factory training classes for existing technicians. For more information contact the instructor for information on the Maytag Appliance Training Center at MLEC.

Program Content

  • Electrical and Refrigeration Skills
  • Tools, Equipment and Bench Skills
  • Water Heaters and Dishwashers
  • Ranges
  • Clothing Dryers
  • Washing Machines
  • Room Air Conditioners
  • Domestic Refrigerators
  • Employability Skills and Safety

Length of Program

The average length of the program is 1,500 hours, approximately 16 months, for adults if attending full time. Actual time in class is dependent upon enrollment status, whether you enroll as a full-time or part-time student, and the length of time the student requires to achieve competencies. This program contains several occupational completion points designed to prepare students for various entry level jobs within this occupational area.

Entrance Requirements

  • Application:
    • Interview by guidance counselor.
    • Assessment in reading, math and language.
    • Must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school.
  • Fees:
    • ID $20.00
    • Application fee $15.00
    • Material fee $120.00
    • Tuition $3840.00
    • USB Drive (8 GBS) $15.00
    • Miscellaneous Fees
      • Uniforms $65.00
      • Safety work gloves $10.00
      • Eye shield $3.00
      • Goggles $4.00
      • Work boots $75.00
  • Approximate total $4167.00

Entrance Dates

This program operates on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school-year. Entrance is dependent upon space availability. Call (305) 557-1100 and speak to a counselor.

Career Opportunities

Appliance Repair Technician, Department Store Service Center Mechanic, Factory Repair Center Mechanic, Appliance Installer.

O*NET lists the following occupations that the Major Appliance and Refrigeration Repair program prepares students to enter:

49-2092.00 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

49-3051.00 Motorboat Mechanics

49-3052.00 Motorcycle Mechanics

49-3053.00 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

49-9021.01 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

49-9031.00 Home Appliance Repairers

49-9094.00 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers


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The United States Department of Education requires the following information be disclosed for all educational programs that are Title IV eligible.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in reporting year 09/10, under Institutional Characteristics, indicates the following average program costs:

Tuition & Fees: $3225.00/program
Room and Board:
No on campus room or board provided
Off campus, not with family: Est. $22780/17 month program
Off campus, with family: Est. $12835/17 month program
Books and Supplies: $200 /year
Other Cost:   N/A

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