Online Appliance Repair Course

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Appliance Repair Training Program Overview

Develop your technical abilities with ICS Canada’s Appliance Repair Training Program.¹ Our classes cover how to repair large electric appliances in both standard and smart home models. Learn new skills online, around your schedule, at a pace that’s right for you. With ICS Canada, you can complete the program in as little as four months!

ICS Canada’s Appliance Repair Program consists of nine online units of study to help you gain knowledge and training relevant to the field. Appliance repair classes will cover topics such as appliance repair basics, electronics, gas appliances, kitchen appliances, laundry appliances, and more; with a lesson on smart home appliances included for each appliance. 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 for entry-level employment as an appliance repair technician by providing basic skills, such as terminology, how to interact with customers, and the fundamentals of electricity and gas appliances, as well as guidance on how to troubleshoot and repair common problems with appliances, such as clothes washers and dryers; ranges, ovens, and cooktops; microwaves; dishwashers; and refrigerators and freezers.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Outline the basic terminology, tools, safety, and customer service skills needed for appliance repair
  • Identify basic concepts in electricity, electrical circuits, electronics, and gas components in appliances and how to work with them safely
  • Describe the basics of clothes dryer operation, including safety, use, and care, and how to install and troubleshoot common problems
  • Describe the basics of clothes washer operation, including safety, use, and care, and how to install and troubleshoot common problems
  • Describe the basics of range, oven, and cooktop operation, including safety, use, and care, and how to install and troubleshoot common problems
  • Describe the basics of dishwasher operation, including safety, use, and care, and how to install and troubleshoot common problems
  • Describe the basics of microwave operation, including safety, use, and care, and how to install and troubleshoot common problems
  • Explain how sealed refrigeration systems work, how to work with them safely, use and care for them, install them, and troubleshoot common problems

Courses

Introduction to Appliance Repair

While appliances are made to last, over time, they’re subject to wear and tear that eventually leads to malfunction of individual parts or the entire system. As an appliance repair technician, you'll need the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to support customers in need, including the tools of the trade, safety precautions, and how to conduct yourself as a professional technician.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe how to establish a study plan by incorporating effective skills, strategies, and study techniques
  • Explore the terminology, tools, and safety skills needed for appliance repair
  • Determine how to prepare for service calls and have successful interactions with customers
Electricity, Electronics, and Gas for Home Appliances

Electricity, electronics, and gas are the fundamental components within household appliances. By having the foundational knowledge of how electricity, electronics, and gas function within these appliances, you'll have a deeper understanding how they operate, allowing you to more accurately troubleshoot and solve your customers' issues.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define basic concepts in electricity, electrical circuits, and electronics
  • Identify the gas components in appliances and how to work with gas safely
Clothes Dryers

Clothes dryers are very common, important household appliances you'll encounter as an appliance repair technician. By understanding how clothes dryers operate, how to install them safely, and what mechanical, electrical, and gas components they're made of, you'll have the tools necessary to allow you to determine how to troubleshoot common problems that affect clothes dryers.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define the basics of clothes dryer operation, safety, installation, and care
  • Identify the components of clothes dryers and how to troubleshoot problems
Clothes Washers

Clothes washers, or washing machines, are one of the most common household appliances that you’ll encounter as an appliance repair technician. By understanding the underlying theory of operation, principles of safe installation, and the mechanical, electrical, and gas components of traditional top-loading and high-efficiency washers, you’ll have the tools necessary to successfully troubleshoot and repair these appliances.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define the basics of clothes washer operation, safety, installation, and care
  • Identify the components of clothes washers and how to troubleshoot them
Ranges, Ovens, and Cooktops

Clothes washers, or washing machines, are one of the most common household appliances that you’ll encounter as an appliance repair technician. By understanding the underlying theory of operation, principles of safe installation, and the mechanical, electrical, and gas components of traditional top-loading and high-efficiency washers, you’ll have the tools necessary to successfully troubleshoot and repair these appliances.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define the basics of operation, safety, installation, and care for ranges, ovens, and cooktops
  • Identify the components of ranges, ovens, and cooktops and how to troubleshoot problems
Dishwashers

While you may not find a dishwasher in every home, dishwashers are extremely common appliances that you'll encounter frequently as an appliance repair technician. It's important to understand the theory of operation and how to install them safely. Armed with the knowledge of the mechanical and electrical components of a dishwasher, you'll have the skills to troubleshoot common problems that affect dishwashers.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define the basics of clothes washer operation, safety, installation, and care
  • Identify the components of clothes washers and how to troubleshoot problems
Microwaves

Microwaves come in a variety of sizes. Some can be small and inexpensive, while built-in microwaves can be an investment for your customers. It's essential as an appliance repair technician for you to understand how microwaves operate and how to install them safely. It's also important for you to have a strong understanding of the mechanical and electrical components of microwaves so you can determine how to troubleshoot common problems that may arise.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define the basics of microwave operation, safety, installation, and care
  • Identify the components of microwaves and how to troubleshoot problems
Sealed Refrigeration and Freezers

Sealed systems, or refrigerators and freezers, are one of the most essential home appliances since they keep food cold and fresh. As an appliance repair technician, it is inevitable that you will encounter a client that needs refrigerator support. Therefore, it is important that you understand the overarching theory of operation for sealed refrigeration systems, and most specifically the basic concepts around refrigerators and freezers. With that basis, you will have the knowledge necessary to troubleshoot and identify common refrigeration problems.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define the basics of sealed refrigeration systems
  • Define the basics of operation, safety, installation, and care for refrigerators and freezers
  • Identify the components of refrigerators and freezers and how to troubleshoot problems

Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.

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

  • Electricity, electronics, and gas for home appliances
  • Ranges, ovens, and cooktops
  • Clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and microwaves
  • Sealed refrigeration and freezers
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
  • 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

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.