Appliance Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-445-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Appliance Technician Diploma


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

As household electrical appliances become more complex, a greater degree of knowledge is required to service them. This program combines coursework with hands-on lab experience. 

Trained appliance service technicians are in demand.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Additional program details: 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. 

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name 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
(1) CONSTR-302 OSHA Safety/CPR for the Trades ‡ 1
(1) CONSTR-380 Mathematics for Construction Trades 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 Communication 2

( ) Semester order for full-time students
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose mechanical and electrical appliance issues
  • Repair mechanical and electrical malfunctions in appliances
  • Interact with customers

Career Outlook

Trained service technicians qualified to maintain appliances are in demand. It’s possible to advance to a service manager position, as well as operate your own business.

Possible Careers

Appliance Repair
Appliance Servicing Technician
Field Service Representative
Parts Person
Service Manager 
Service Technician


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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020