Appliance Repair Career Diploma

Develop your technical abilities and prepare for a career in appliance repair with this career diploma program! Classes in the program cover how to make both major and minor repairs of small and large electric appliances.

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About the Program

The Appliance Repair Career Diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in repairing, adjusting, and installing appliances, including refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ranges. This program consists of six courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to launch your career in the field.

Our Appliance Repair training will cover topics such as electric appliance tools and testers, cooking appliances and small appliances, electric dryers, dishwashers and disposals, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. You will also learn to perform tests on appliances using electronic measuring and diagnostic devices, as well as cover basic concepts, terminology, and applications relating to electricity. For those seeking to start out on their own, the program will also include lessons on starting your own repair business!

Career Growth & Opportunity

Appliance Repair technicians can be found working in electronics and appliance stores, and often running their own business. In general, repairers earn between $11 and $30 an hour. For those who work full time, that adds up to between $22,000 and $63,000 a year. Earnings depend on repairers' skills, experience, and employer.

Your career in appliance repair would begin as an entry-level repairer, which typically requires having earned your high school diploma or equivalency, as well as a certificate or degree in appliance repair. From there, you would move up the career ladder to a Repair Technician, Service Manager, and ultimately a Shop Owner for those seeking to start their own business. Your ability to move from level to level would be based on experience in the field.

A Day in the Life: Appliance Repair

Appliance repairers fix the machines we use every day, such as refrigerators and ovens. To provide these repair services, technicians usually travel to people's homes to do their work. While some appliance repairers are self-employed, most work for department stores, gas and electric utility companies, repair shops, and appliance stores.

Repairers usually work 40 hours a week; sometimes they may have to work overtime. For those that need to make house calls, a lot of time can be spent on the road. Many work early mornings, and they might also work evenings and weekends.