Online Appliance Repair Course

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  • Self-Paced
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  • Low monthly payments

Appliance Repair Training Program Overview

Develop your repair skills with ICS Canada’s Appliance Repair Career Diploma Course. Your program will cover how to make both major and minor repairs on small and large electric appliances.¹ With ICS Canada, you train at home and at a pace that's right for you, and you can complete the program in as little as six months!

As part of our online Appliance Repair program, you’ll receive a digital multimeter and a multimeter operation manual. Plus, this program includes a Work Experience Option, which allows you to gain field experience related to your program and career goals.²

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

To prepare students to gain entry-level employment repairing, adjusting, and installing appliances, including refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ranges.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Name the various hand and power tools you'll use when working with appliances, and describe the safe work practices that must be observed
  • Explain how to perform tests on appliances using electronic measuring and diagnostic devices, such as a multimeter, amp-clamp, or oscilloscope
  • Identify the basic concepts, terminology, and applications relating to electricity, including the components and operation of electronic circuits
  • Describe how electricity can be controlled to provide switching and motion in various appliance components, including solenoids, relays, and motors
  • Identify the components and operation of commonly used small electrical appliances, and define the proper troubleshooting and repair procedures
  • List the steps for troubleshooting and repairing common power tools, including drills, saws, sanders, and air compressors
  • Identify the components and operation of major electrical appliances, including ranges, washers, dryers, dishwashers, compactors, and disposals, and describe the proper troubleshooting and repair procedures. Explain how the various voltage combinations required are derived
  • Describe the operation of microwaves, and list typical safety. troubleshooting and repair procedures
  • Identify the components and operation of HVACR free-standing units and systems, including refrigerators and air conditioners, and comprehend procedures for troubleshooting, testing, and maintaining HVACR systems
  • Recognize the work habits and characteristics demonstrated by successful technicians, including how to build relationships with customers and peers
  • Recognize the proper procedures for providing cost estimates and billing for repair work. Understand how to provide for profit with repair estimates
  • List several employment possibilities in the appliance servicing field, and describe how to start your own business

Instruction Set 1

Learning Strategies

The advantages of learning at home; types of study materials; types of examinations; accessing and using the features of our website; determining what kind of learner you are; establishing a study schedule; using study tips; preparing for and taking examinations.

Electric Appliance Tools and Testers

Your career in appliance repair; safety in your work; tools needed.

Instruction Set 2

Testing Electric Appliances

About electricity; test appliance circuits; tests in combination circuits.

Solenoids, Relays, and Motors

Solenoids; split-phase motors; capacitor-start motors; permanent magnetic DC motors.

Additional Material

Supplement: How Appliances Are Changing

Instruction Set 3

Electric Heating Appliances and Fans

Working with line cords and plugs; electric room heaters; combination of heating elements.

Cooking Appliances

Coffee-making appliances; table ovens; miscellaneous cooking appliances.

Motor-Driven Small Appliances

Gear-driven small appliances; appliances with reciprocating motion; wet/dry vacuums; wet carpet cleaners.

Electric Power Tools

Electric drills and power drivers; electric jigsaws; electric sanders; power drills; power drivers; polishers and grinders.

Additional Material

Supplement: Lawn and Garden Equipment

Instruction Set 4

Electric Ranges and Water Heaters

Electric ranges; testing and repairing ranges; electric water heaters.

Electric Washing Machines

Electric washing machine parts and circuits; washing machine troubleshooting.

Electric Clothes Dryers, Dishwashers, Compactors, and Disposals

Electric clothes dryers; repairing trash compactors and garbage disposals.

Additional Material

Learning Aid: Digital Multimeter

Supplement: Multimeter Operation Manual

Instruction Set 5

Microwave Ovens, Part 1

Microwave fundamentals; principles of operations and construction.

Microwave Ovens, Part 2

Microwave repair, testing and troubleshooting.

Additional Material

Supplement: Cordless Appliances

Instruction Set 6

Electric Refrigeration

Electric refrigerators; main parts; testing and servicing mechanical parts of refrigeration systems; domestic freezers.

Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, and Air Cleaners

Operating principles and servicing air conditioners; dehumidifying and humidifying systems; heat pumps.

Your Career in Appliance Repair

Your shop; business equipment; starting your own business.

Additional Material

Supplement: Starting a Mobile Business


Computer Specifications
You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer running Windows® XP or later (Mac OS X® or later) and high-speed Internet to complete your program with ICS Canada.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
In order to further enhance your performance in this field, ICS has researched and recommended specific practical activities designed to complement your coursework.
To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the program instructions.

Sample Lesson

To view an Appliance Repair sample lesson, click here.

Appliance Repair Course Details

In the ICS Canada Appliance Repair course you'll cover topics such as:

  • Electric appliance tools and testers
  • Cooking appliances and motor-driven small appliances
  • Electric clothes dryers, dishwashers, compactors, and disposals
  • Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and air cleaners
  • Starting your own repair business
Online appliance repair school

Appliance repair technicians perform major and minor repairs on a variety of electric appliances. Here are a few qualities that effective appliance repair technicians have in common:

  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
  • Problem solver: Finding the missing piece can be challenging and fun.
  • Organized: You keep a schedule and are on time for appointments and meetings.
  • Persistent: You work until the job is done, and done well.
  • Honest: You are ethical in your work for customers.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Learning aids, including a digital multimeter and multimeter operation manual
  • Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Does ICS Canada’s Appliance Repair Career Diploma Program provide any hands-on tools?

Yes, students receive learning aids such as a digital multimeter and a multimeter operation manual.

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¹ Every province/territory has its own apprenticeship requirements in certain trade and technical areas. In a particular field, it may be necessary for the graduates to complete an apprenticeship before he/she is qualified to practice in their field.

² In order to further enhance your performance in this field, ICS Canada has researched and recommended specific practical activities designed to complement your coursework. To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the course instruction.