Certificate of Completion: 60 credits
Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter
This program offers practical technical training in the repair and troubleshooting of all major appliances. Instruction is designed to duplicate conditions and requirements experienced by a technician working in the field. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough understanding of electrical, mechanical, and refrigeration theory through classroom experiences and practical application. Proficiency is developed by using test equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Students are introduced to all aspects of the industry including parts procurement, work order/parts development, and industrial communications. This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section. This program is accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national appliance industry organization.
To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the advanced certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. The General Education requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certificate of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Practice industry safety standards for the installation and operation of all major appliance products.
- Select and properly use appropriate instruments, tools, and equipment.
- Utilize technology to access service and parts information.
- Demonstrate leadership, motivation, and problem solving skills in diverse and complex work situations.
- Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with customers, co-workers and supervisors.
- Diagnose and repair malfunctions on major appliance, home, residential and commercial refrigeration products.