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Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician

Program Objective

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.

Occupational Outlook

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Curriculum Framework


Program Outlook

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.

Program Content

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
  • Microwaves
  • 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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Entrance Date

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.

Graduation Requirements

  • 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.


Course Number

Course Title

Course Length



Appliance Installation Helper

200 hours



Laundry Technician

300 hours



Cooking Appliance Technician

350 hours



Cooling Appliance Technician

350 hours

Program Cost

  • 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

Program Hours

Monday—Friday       5:30 pm—11:00 pm
Tuesday—Thursday 5:30 pm—11:00 pm

Approximate Total Cost


Employment Requirements

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

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:

Job Outlook

Employment of major appliance and refrigeration technician/installer is   projected to decline by 4%  from 2016 to 2026.

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