Major Appliance and Refrigeration Repair


Program’s Mission Statement

The Major Appliance and Refrigeration Repair Program provides knowledge and skills that will produce the highest quality training for the current and future needs of the Major Appliance and Refrigeration Industry.

In addition, the Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology Program has two very unique training programs. The Robert Morgan Educational Center is a factory authorized Whirlpool Corporation Southeast Regional Training Center that trains students on refrigeration, laundry, cooking, cleanup, specialty, basic electricity, and customer service skills. Training includes hands-on, tear-down and diagnostic techniques. Students are afforded up-to-date factory training as well as training on new technologies not yet on the market.

Program Content

Students in this program will learn operational and electrical theory, troubleshooting techniques, repair and maintenance of refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ice makers, washers, dryers (gas and electric), dishwashers, compactor ranges (gas and electric), and microwave ovens. Content also includes customer relations, record-keeping, basic supervisory skills, use and care of hand tools, power tools, specialized tools and equipment, and use of current industry standards, practices and techniques.

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

 Entrance Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in another Miami-Dade County Public School
  • Occupational interest

 Length of Program

The entire program is 1050 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCP’s:

OCP A              (Appliance Helper)                                          300 hours

OCP B              (Laundry Technician)                                      300 hours

OCP C              (Kitchen Technician)                                       450 hours

OCP D              (Refrigeration Technician)                             450 hours

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Math, Reading and Language on the TABE Test, and/or passing the industry licensure “Certified Graduate Technician Industry Certification” by the Professional Service Association.

Employment Opportunities

  • Parts counter representative
  • Electric and gas major appliance technician
  • Laundry equipment technician
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning equipment technician
  • Service Manager
  • District Service Manager
  • Representative Supervisor
  • Factory Service Marker Manager


In 2011, the median hourly salary range was from $14.25 to $27.00 and in some case even higher salaries are paid out.

Financial aid is available to eligible students and eligible programs.

Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

The Federal PELL Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), are some forms of aid offered. To be eligible a student must:

  1. A full registration fee is charge from the first day of the trimester throughout the 21st
  2. Seventy-five percent of the fee is charged from the 22nd through the 45th
  3. Fifty percent of the fee is charged from the 50th day through the end of the trimester.
  4. Students registering for short-term classes will pay a course fee based upon the duration of the course and the total hours of the class.

For more information please see your Financial Aid Officer.

The Federal PELL Grant, FSEOG are all based on financial need and are determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Additional resources such as Vocational Rehabilitation, South Florida Workforce, SAVES, etc. can assist students through their vocational programs for those who qualify. Please see those individual agencies to determine eligibility.

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