Major Appliance Repair and Refrigeration Program | Adult & Career Technical Education
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Has your refrigerator, washing machine, clothes dryer or another major appliance ever just stopped working?

If it has, you may have felt instant anxiety because you began worrying about all your food that was going to spoil in the refrigerator. Maybe your washing machine had flooded your floor?



You needed an Appliance Repair Technician, immediately!

You thought, “Who will fix this appliance? It’s going to be expensive!”



Miami-Dade Technical College will professionally train you to enjoy a well-paid, certified career as a Major Appliance Repair Technician in Miami in just 1,200 hours of classes at two convenient locations in Miami-Dade County at Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College and at Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College in Miami, Florida.

Major Appliance Repair is becoming a more highly technical field because appliances are now being manufactured with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. Some are Smart appliances with built-in computers and touch screens that are connected to the Internet.



The Median Annual Wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $47,610 in May 2018, or $22.89 per hour.  The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.  The lowest 10 percent of workers earned less than $29,460, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $76,230.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at (April 2019).


Highly trained and professionally Certified Repair Technicians are now in high demand!

With computers and the Internet now being built into home appliances, many of them are being controlled by computer boards. Technicians use Bluetooth technology so that appliances can communicate with each other.  Cellphone Apps are now developed with Wi-Fi technology so that they can control and diagnose appliances.

Repair Technicians now need to be more highly trained than ever to keep up with the newest technology. They use more advanced troubleshooting techniques than ever before.

The numbers of major home appliances with computer technology are expected to grow as the numbers of households and businesses in Florida, and the United States increase.

Begin YOUR training TODAY for a Career as:

  • A Cooling Appliance Technician
  • An Appliance Installer
  • An Apartment Maintenance Worker
  • A Kitchen Technician
  • A Laundry Technician
  • A Restaurant Equipment Repairer
  • A Vending Machine Repairer
  • Other Repair Technician positions

The Course/Program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.


Completion Requirements:

The entire program is only 1,200 hours.

Students can earn a Certificate on completion of the following OCPs:

OCP A Appliance Installation Helper 200 Hours
OCP B Laundry Technician 300 Hours
OCP C Cooking Appliance Technician 350 Hours
OCP D Cooling Appliance Technician 350 Hours


Locations & Schedules:

Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician courses are available at the following Miami-Dade Technical College campuses in Miami, Florida:

Miami Lakes Educational Center &

Technical College and Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College



Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College

Phone: (305) 557-1100

5780 NW 158 Street, Miami, FL 33014


Monday –Friday,

5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Tuesday– Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College

Phone: (305) 253-9920

18180 SW 122 Avenue, Miami, FL 33177



Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.





Call Miami-Dade Technical College today, (305) 558-8000

or, visit www.CAREERINAYEAR.COM.




We offer Day and Evening Classes!

• Financial Aid is Available (to those who qualify)
• Low-Cost Tuition
• Certified Instructors


What is the minimum age requirement?

You must be at least 16-years-of-age, with parental consent, and not currently enrolled in high school.


Do I need a high school diploma or GED to register for classes?

• No. But, if you need Financial Aid, you must have a high school diploma or GED Diploma.
• If you do not have a high school diploma or GED, we provide classes that will help you get one. We also offer GED Prep classes.


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