Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician
The Major Appliance and Refrigeration Repair 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. To accomplish this, 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; provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.
The Major Appliance and Refrigeration Repair program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technicians in the Major Appliance industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience. The program, also offers supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in Major Appliance and Refrigeration occupations. Students are eligible to join the SkillsUSA.
The content includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the machining industry, and demonstrates such elements of the industry as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.
- Electrical and Refrigeration Skills
- Tools, Equipment and Bench Skills
- DishwashersRanges—Gas & Electric
- Clothing Dryers—Gas & Electric
- Washing Machines
- Room Air Conditioners
- Domestic Refrigerators
- Employability Skills and Safety
Length of Program
The average length of this program is 1200 hours (approx. 14 months) for adults attending full-time. Actual time dependent upon enrollment status and the length of time the student requires to achieve competencies. This program is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs.
- Students must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school
- Application Interview by a guidance counselor
- Fees for supplies and textbooks are required.
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 for more information.
- Completion of all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s)
- Satisfy Basic Skills Requirements
Mathematics 9 Language 9 Reading 9
- No financial obligations
- Students must complete the Clearance packet to receive program certificate.
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- In-state residents—$2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
- Out of state resident—$10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
- $15.00 application fee
- Material fee—Varies by program
- Identification Card fee—$5.00 per trimester
- Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable
Monday—Friday 5:30 pm—11:00 pm
Tuesday—Thursday 5:30 pm—11:00 pm
Approximate Total Cost
- There are no formal educational requirements for becoming a Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician. However, most employers often give preference to applicants who have completed formal training at a technical college.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate
- Students are strongly recommended to obtain their Professional Service Association (PSA) certification.
Appliance Repair Technician, Department. Store Service Center Technician, Factory Repair Center Technician, Appliance Installer.
According to the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statics the median pay for a Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician was $41,020 per year or $19.72 per hour. Visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Employment of major appliance and refrigeration technician/installer is projected to decline by 4% from 2016 to 2026.