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Appliance Service Technology

LMC is the only community college to offer an Appliance Service Technology program.

Certificates

GET THE SKILLS YOU NEED- start in any semester

Skills Certificate in HVACR

Take all 6 ACREF classes and 1 of the following, APPLI-023, 024, 025, 026 and earn your skills certificate in 3 regular semesters and 1 summer semester.

 

The six classes are:

ACREF-045, ACREF-073, ACREF-075, ACREF-076, ACREF-077 and ACREF-078

 

The Appliance Service Technology program offers a variety of training options:

  1. You can take classes in the evening. This is a 2 year program that teaches students the fundametals needed to be installers or shop trainees.
  2. You can take classes during the day. This is a 2 year program that prepares students for entry-level positions in the appliance service field, with sufficient background for transition to field technicians.
  3. You can attend both night and day classes and complete the program in LESS THAN 1 YEAR. (3 semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer)
  4. Students can also receive an A.S. Degree in Appliance Service Technology. Students must complete 19-39 units of specified Appliance courses in addition to the requirements defined in the A.S. Requirements section of the LMC Catalog.
  5. Students can obtain skills certification in refrigeration and Electrical Appliances (Laundry and Kitchen). These classes are designed for a beginning service technician new to the industry looking for entry level training or the experienced technician looking to upgrade their knowledge of a particular product category.

 

Evening program
This option prepares students for entry-level positions as appliance installers or shop technician trainees. Students must complete 18.5-37.5 units of specified Appliance courses and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Upon successful completion, students will also receive EPA certification. Required classes include:

APPLI 13 Beginning Electrical Appliances Tech I, 3 unitsStudents learning how to use meter and schematic
APPLI 14 Advanced Electrical Appliances Tech I, 3 units
APPLI 23 Basic Refrigeration Tech I, 3 units
APPLI 24 Advanced Refrigeration Tech I, 3 units
APPLI 21 Electrical Appliances Shop Practice, 1 Unit
APPLI 31 Gas Appliance and Refrigeration Shop Practice, 1 Unit
APPLI 37 Appliance Shop Practice-Intermediate, 1 Unit
APPLI 38 Appliance Shop Practice-Advanced, 1 Unit
APPLI 46 Principle and repair of Microwave Ovens, .5 Unit
HCREF 45 Central Heating and Cooling Troubleshooting, 2 Units

 

Day Program
Primarily a day program, the Technician II option prepares students for entry-level positions in the appliance service field, with sufficient background to support a rapid transition to the field technician level. Students must complete 19-39 units of specified Appliance courses and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Upon successful completion, students will also receive EPA certification. Required classes include:

APPLI 15 Electrical Appliances I, 4 Units
APPLI 16 Electrical Appliances II, 4 Units
APPLI 20 Electrical Appliances Shop Practice, 5 Units
APPLI 25 Refrigeration I, 4 Units
APPLI 26 Refrigeration II, 4 Units
APPLI 30 Gas Appliance and Refrigeration Shop Practice, 5 Units
APPLI 35 Appliance Shop Practice-Intermediate, 5 UnitsStudents discussing refrigerator

APPLI 36 Appliance Shop Practice-Advanced, 5 Unit

**APPLI 99 may be used to satisfy some courses with the approval of an instructor.

 

or Take the fast track

Combine the day and evening programs and complete your certificate in less than 1 year.

 

Start at the begining of any semester regardless if it is a beginner or advanced class.

 

 

Questions about what you should take?

Contact Debra Winckler 925-473-7737 or dwinckler@losmedanos.edu