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Appliance Repair Training

According to the U.S. Department of Labor and recent industry data, “job opportunities for home appliance repair technicians are expected to be excellent, with job openings continuing to outnumber jobseekers. Companies report numerous unfilled vacancies and the expected retirement of many older technicians. Opportunities will be best in metropolitan areas. Individuals with formal training in appliance repair and electronics should have the best opportunities. Employment is relatively steady, and workers are rarely laid off because demand for major appliance repair services is fairly constant.”

Based on additional data collected from indeed.com, glassdoor.com. and simplyhired.com, the average hourly rate for Major Household Appliances Service Technician is around $20/hour.

This technical training program prepares participants for employment or business ownership as Home Appliances Repair Technician. It is presented in plain English and requires no previous knowledge of electronics or electricity for enrollment. This is a practical, realistic, and results-oriented program!

This program explains the operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of key electronic/electrical circuits and electro-mechanical systems commonly used in all Major Home Appliances. The information presented applies to any manufacturer of major appliances that conforms to accepted standards.

To further enhance understanding of the topics covered in this program, following instructor guidance, participants spend extensive hands-on time handling actual parts and working on machines. This program also utilizes professional testing equipment and technical literature commonly found in the field. Participants learn what they need to know to safely and efficiently complete the typical tasks required to perform their assigned daily duties.

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STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

High-school diploma (or equivalent) recommended but can be done with as little as 8th grade education. Participant must be able to perform calculations using addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions, and percentages. Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

TRAINING DELIVERY

Combination approach of online and on location. Using our unique teaching format and self-paced approach, this training program can be completed in as little as 12 weeks (3 months)! Alternatively, for a less-demanding schedule, participants can also successfully finish in 24 weeks (6 months), or 36 weeks (9 months), for a total of 288 hours. Offered in plain English, this program is mainly hands-on and requires no previous knowledge of electronics, electricity, or other relevant technical concepts.

PATH TO INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS

This program provides a good foundation of knowledge for the I.S.C.E.T. N.A.S.T. Certification exam. The N.A.S.T.C. (National Appliance Service Technician Certification) is a comprehensive exam that tests competence and knowledge in the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of major household appliances. N.A.S.T.C. is an industry-recognized certification for Appliances Technicians. This portable certification belongs to the individual, not a company, and it follows the individual if employment changes. Established in 1965, the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (I.S.C.E.T.) has been helping train, prepare, and test technicians in the electronics and appliance service industry for over forty years. Many organizations, both large and small, encourage and in some cases even require their technical employees to be certified. I.S.C.E.T. is the technical division of N.E.S.D.A., the National Electronics Service Dealers Association.

INDIVIDUAL COURSE/MODULE CONTENT DISCRIPTION (ALL REQUIRED)

SETS 01 — Introduction to electronics and electricity (12 hours) $120

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Identify various types of circuit technology hardware. Define voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, impedance, reactance, ohm’s law, power, frequency, DC, and AC. Convert quantities of voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, and power using appropriate unit/prefix of measurement. Define and understand the short circuit and open circuit condition. Measure resistance using a Digital Multimeter.

SETS 02 — Understanding and troubleshooting series circuits (8 hours) $80

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand implications of series circuitry configuration on resistance, current, and voltage distribution. Interpret and analyze basic schematic diagrams for components connected in a series configuration. Assemble circuits using alligator jumpers. Measure the individual and cumulative resistance of components in and out of the circuit using Digital multimeter.

SETS 03 — Understanding and troubleshooting parallel circuits (8 hours) $80

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand implications of parallel circuitry configuration on resistance, current, and voltage distribution. Interpret and analyze basic schematic diagrams for components connected in a parallel configuration. Assemble circuits using alligator jumpers. Measure the individual and cumulative resistance of components in and out of the circuit using Digital multimeter.

SETS 04 — Understanding and troubleshooting combination circuits (12 hours) $120

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Interpret and analyze basic schematic diagrams for components connected in a series-parallel configuration. Assemble circuits using alligator jumpers. Assemble circuits using circuit boards. Measure the individual and cumulative resistance of components in and out of the circuit using Digital multimeter.

SETS 05 — Introductions to key passive components (12 hours) $120

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation, typical applications, and routine malfunctions associated with key passive components. Identify and locate components on the hardware, by name. Identify and locate components by using the corresponding component’s symbol and identification letter. Test each component out of the circuit (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter. Actual parts are used for demonstrations and hands-on exercises (complete circuit boards and these individual components are covered: resistors, capacitors, coils, fuses, assorted connectors, and wires/cables).

SETS 06 — Introduction to key electro-mechanical components (16 hours) $160

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation, typical applications, and routine malfunctions associated with key electro-mechanical components. Identify and locate components on the hardware, by name. Identify and locate components by using the corresponding component’s symbol and identification letter. Test each component out of the circuit (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter. Actual parts are used for demonstrations and hands-on exercises (complete circuit boards and individual components such as resistors, solenoids, switches, relays, and motors).

SETS 07 — Introduction to key semiconductor components (12 hours) $120

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation, typical applications, and routine malfunctions associated with key semiconductor components. Identify and locate components on the hardware, by name. Identify and locate components by using the corresponding component’s symbol and identification letter. Test each component out of the circuit (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter. Actual parts are used for demonstrations and hands-on exercises (complete circuit boards and individual components such as different types of diodes, different types of transistors, SCRs, TRIACs, and various types of Integrated Circuits [ICs]).

SETS 11 — Introduction to home appliances diagrams (24 hours) $240

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Interpret and use electrical schematic diagrams used in gas/electric clothes dryers, gas/electric ranges and ovens, top/front load clothes washers, dishwashers, microwave ovens, and refrigerators. Match the physical components to their corresponding symbols on the schematic diagram, and vise-versa. Understand implications of series, parallel and combination circuitry configurations on resistance distribution when using mixed components. Perform typical in-circuit resistance measurements using a Digital Multimeter.

SETS 12 — Introduction to live testing using digital multimeter (12 hours) $120

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand implications of series, parallel and combination circuitry configurations on voltage and current distribution. Assemble resistor-based and mixed components circuits following written instructions and diagrams (both harness-based assembly and circuit board assembly). Perform typical live measurements using a Digital Multimeter. Measure AC and DC voltage and current.

SETS 26 — Understanding and troubleshooting dishwashers (20 hours) $200

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation and typical malfunctions associated with the major electronic, electrical, magnetic, and electro-mechanical components used in dishwashers; Physically/visually identify each individual component removed from the machine. Test each component (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter; Identify and utilize common tools and testing instruments typically needed in the field; Understand and implement safety-related guidelines and procedures; Understand and follow typical assembly/disassembly techniques and procedures. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations and malfunction simulations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.

SETS 27 — Understanding and troubleshooting clothes washers (24 hours) $240

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation and typical malfunctions associated with the major electronic, electrical, magnetic, and electro-mechanical components used in both front-load and top-load clothes washers; Physically/visually identify each individual component removed from the machine. Test each component (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter; Identify and utilize common tools and testing instruments typically needed in the field; Understand and implement safety-related guidelines and procedures; Understand and follow typical assembly/disassembly techniques and procedures. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations and malfunction simulations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.

SETS 28 — Understanding and troubleshooting clothes dryers (24 hours) $240

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation and typical malfunctions associated with the major electronic, electrical, magnetic, and electro-mechanical components used in both gas and electric clothes dryers; Physically/visually identify each individual component removed from the machine. Test each component (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter; Identify and utilize common tools and testing instruments typically needed in the field; Understand and implement safety-related guidelines and procedures; Understand and follow typical assembly/disassembly techniques and procedures. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations and malfunction simulations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.

SETS 29 — Understanding and troubleshooting ranges and ovens (24 hours) $240

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation and typical malfunctions associated with the major electronic, electrical, magnetic, and electro-mechanical components used in both gas and electric ranges and ovens; Physically/visually identify each individual component removed from the machine. Test each component (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter; Identify and utilize common tools and testing instruments typically needed in the field; Understand and implement safety-related guidelines and procedures; Understand and follow typical assembly/disassembly techniques and procedures. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations and malfunction simulations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.

SETS 30 — Understanding and troubleshooting microwave ovens (20 hours) $200

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation and typical malfunctions associated with the major electronic, electrical, magnetic, and electro-mechanical components used in microwave ovens; Physically/visually identify each individual component removed from the machine. Test each component (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter; Identify and utilize common tools and testing instruments typically needed in the field; Understand and implement safety-related guidelines and procedures; Understand and follow typical assembly/disassembly techniques and procedures. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations and malfunction simulations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.

SETS 31 — Understanding and troubleshooting refrigerators (20 hours) $200

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation and typical malfunctions associated with the major electronic, electrical, magnetic, and electro-mechanical components used in refrigerators; Physically/visually identify each individual component removed from the machine. Test each component (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter; Identify and utilize common tools and testing instruments typically needed in the field; Understand and implement safety-related guidelines and procedures; Understand and follow typical assembly/disassembly techniques and procedures. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations and malfunction simulations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.

SETS 32 — Understanding and troubleshooting portable air conditioners (20 hours) $200

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Understand the general operation and typical malfunctions associated with the major electronic, electrical, magnetic, and electro-mechanical components used in portable air conditioners; Physically/visually identify each individual component removed from the machine. Test each component (without power applied) using a Digital Multimeter; Identify and utilize common tools and testing instruments typically needed in the field; Understand and implement safety-related guidelines and procedures; Understand and follow typical assembly/disassembly techniques and procedures. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations and malfunction simulations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.

SETS 34 — Understanding and diagnosing home appliances circuit boards (20 hours) $200

Upon completion of this course/module, you will be able to: Apply established technical concepts and specific “home grown” techniques to reverse engineer a wide variety of circuit boards used in all home appliances; Analyze and troubleshoot common circuit boards used in all home appliances. Instructor demonstrations are used extensively to illustrate safety precautions and troubleshooting routines. Topics covered in this course/module relate to both component-level, as well as circuit/board-level, troubleshooting. Actual appliance parts, circuits, and complete machines are used for instructor demonstrations. Actual parts are used for hands-on exercises.


If you have any questions please contact Susan Pagano 732-224-2685 spagano@brookdalecc.edu