Major appliances get smarter every year and all of this amazing new appliance technology is available in refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, and laundry pairs, which takes someone with special skills to repair and maintain. To prepare you for a successful career, Ranken’s Major Appliance Technology program focuses on hands-on appliance repair training.

Does appliance repair school sound right for you?

Major Appliance Technology (2)You want a career that offers lots of new challenges. You’d be happy to work on new projects at new locations every day.

You like to help people, and you feel that it’s a good day if your customer is satisfied – and ready to call you again if they need help in the future.

You want a career with room for advancement that will allow you to work independently.

Does this sound like you? If so, appliance repair school could be the path to a successful and rewarding career.

Students enrolled in appliance repair school at Ranken receive hands-on, practical experience in troubleshooting and repairing gas and electric components for many household appliances.

Today’s complex appliances require technicians with specialized appliance repair training. With sales of high-end appliances growing, demand for major appliance repair technicians should remain strong into the future.

Interested in seeing more of the Major Appliances facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s MAJOR APPLIANCES & HVACR department.

Why choose Ranken for appliance repair training?

Home appliances – including washers, dryers, ranges and refrigerators – play an essential role in the daily routine of the average American household, and are becoming increasingly complex.

The rise in quantity and quality of these complex appliances has generated a growing demand for skilled technicians to perform installation, repairs and maintenance. Specific appliance repair training and knowledge is required to diagnose and service the systems efficiently and effectively.

By the end of the program students will have obtained their EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification, which is mandatory for all repair technicians. Students will also take the National Appliance Service Technician Certification (NASTeC) basic skills exam which can be paired with a specialty exam to become NASTeC certified.

Interested in seeing more of our Construction facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s CONSTRUCTION departments.

Brian M. Schlund

Instructor, Adjunct

Austin T. Peck

Instructor, Adjunct

Claude E. Blake

Instructor, Adjunct

Philip D. Woodcock

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Michael D. Graft

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Chad C. Crouch

Instructor, Full Time

Benjamin C. Brown

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Gary R Bick

Instructor – Major Appliance Repair, Full Time

Bryan D. Bartlow

Instructor, Full Time

HVACR Technology

Christopher D. Brueggeman

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

HVACR Technology

Ryan D. Howard

Instructor, Full Time

HVACR Technology

M. Christopher Record

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

AT in HVAC/R Technology, Ranken

Students in Ranken’s Major Appliance Technology program receive hands-on, practical experience in troubleshooting and repairing gas and electric components for many household appliances.

In this full-time, four-semester program, students receive instruction in:

  • Basic refrigeration and electricity theories
  • Applied electrical circuits
  • Piping and conduit bending
  • Domestic equipment
  • Electromechanical knowledge and skills to diagnose and correct appliance difficulties

Students who graduate from appliance repair school at Ranken have the option to take an extra semester to earn an additional associate degree from the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program.

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