Saturday – November 18, 2017

Appliance Technician (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Manufacturing Career Cluster

MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square
Program Code: 31-445-1

 
For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Combining coursework with hands-on lab experience in two semesters, you will attain the appliance-servicing skills needed to enter this challenging field.

There has been a tremendous rise in the quantity and variety of household electrical appliances being marketed today. Because many of these are complex automatic and semiautomatic appliances, a greater degree of knowledge is required to diagnose and service them.

The ability to keep accurate and legible records is an essential component of the program and future employment. Good manual dexterity, a high mechanical aptitude, and an inquisitive, analytical mind are important. You will need to be able to do some bending and lifting.

Classes offered at MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square, 816 West National Avenue, Milwaukee.

 
 
Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.


Career Outlook — Trained service technicians qualified to maintain appliances are in demand. Appliance technicians install, service and repair automatic washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, compactors and other major appliances. They also write job orders, complete reports or billing, and maintain records for parts inventories, future service calls and quality control purposes. It’s possible to advance to a service manager position, as well as operate your own business.

View gainful employment data about this program


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to have:

  • A sound understanding of basic electronics and the functions of typical electrical hardware such as thermostats, relays, switches, circuitry, etc.
  • Electro-mechanical knowledge and skills to diagnose and correct appliance difficulties
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Good math skills
  • Courteous behavior and good grooming
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to be insured

 

Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through an admissions assessment

 

Possible Careers
Appliance Repair
Appliance Servicing Technician
Field Service Representative
Parts Person
Salesperson
Service Manager 
Service Technician


Related Programs
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Preparatory Plumbing
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

 Credits

 

(1)  APPSVC-308

Electricity for Appliance Servicing ‡

 

4

 

(1)  APPSVC-310

Laundry Equipment ‡

 

5

 
(1)  APPSVC-316 Kitchen Equipment 1 ‡  

4

 
(1)  APPSVC-329 Related Business for Appliance Servicing ‡  

1

 

(2)  APPSVC-324

Refrigeration 1 (Theory and Techniques) ‡

 

4

 

(2)  APPSVC-340

Kitchen Equipment 2 ‡

 

4

 

(2)  APPSVC-342

Refrigeration 2 (Servicing) ‡

 

5

 

(2)  ENG-340

Workplace Communications 

 

2  


TOTAL CREDITS: 29

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Some classes offered at MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square, 816 West National Avenue, Milwaukee.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.