Learning through hands on experience
A former grocery store checker who had never repaired an appliance, Mike Cox entered the Appliance Service Technology Program thinking it might be an interesting field. He graduated in 1988 with an A.S. Degree and began working for Maytag. Six months later, he was working as a field technician. He worked his way up through the company, eventually accepting a position as a District Service Manager. His job includes locating and establishing professional repair service, keeping authorized companies current on new products and maintaining customer satisfaction.
“Los Medanos College Appliance program is a great way to get a start in the appliance industry. I personally have seen the benefits that it can have and would recommend it to anyone who has the interest, attitude and ability.”
I took the appliance course after paying "too much" to fix my whirpool washer. What I found was an escape from the dead-end grocery job I was stuck in.
Instructor Len Price taught me everything I needed to get hired on-the-spot with a local repair company. What a difference from grocery work! You can't beat the satisfaction of visiting a frustrated customer, repairing an appliance, getting a fat check and a big "Thank you!"