Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology
This program offers practical technical training in the repair and
troubleshooting of all major appliances. Instruction is designed to
duplicate conditions and requirements experienced by a technician working in
the field. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough understanding of
electrical, mechanical, and refrigeration theory through classroom experiences
and practical application. Proficiency is developed by using test
equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Students are
introduced to all aspects of the industry including parts procurement, work
order/parts development, and industrial communications.
This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school
for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of
Labor and Industries, Electrical Section. This program is
accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national
appliance industry organization.
To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), the student must complete
all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General
Education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon
validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent (five
years) Certificate of Completion from Renton Technical College should
contact the Registrar for degree options.
All students enrolling in this program beginning Fall of 2014 will be required to take the College Success course during their first quarter of enrollment.
This course is designed to help students develop skills critical for academic success. In this course, students will learn about and practice motivation, time-management, teamwork, and self-advocacy. Classes are engaging and highly participatory.
Certificate of Completion
Associate of Applied Science Degree
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Students may enter the program at the beginning of fall or spring quarter.