Program Content: The Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills and hands-on laboratory activities to prepare students for employment in appliance and refrigeration repair including Electrical Theory, circuit construction, the Lokring system, Wiring Symbols and how to read wiring diagrams, advanced recovery and charging procedures for the following: refrigerants R134a, R410a, and new Isobutane R600a. Diagnose, install, maintain, and repair today’s refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, washers, and dryers. Utilize advanced diagnostic equipment in a modern facility. Many graduates have taken their trade skills in countless directions and even started their own service companies.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900, prompt, 6 Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1200 hours – approximately 11 months full time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Industry Certification: Graduate – Certified Appliance Professional (GCAP)
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician
Required Books and Materials: Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook:
49-9031.00 Home Appliance Repairers
Estimated Total: $4,500*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Xela Brutus, 941.751.7900 x 1034, Email
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