Ranken Technical College


Major Appliance Technology

Home appliances play an essential role in the daily routine of the average American household. Accordingly, there has been a tremendous rise in the quantity and variety of household electrical appliances being marketed today. Because many of these are complex automatic and semiautomatic appliances, a greater degree of knowledge is required to diagnose and service the systems efficiently.

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

Major Appliance Technology

Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology 

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

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

Graduates will be able to install and service equipment in the refrigeration, heating, air conditioning and appliance repair industries. 

Students interested in completing the certificate of technology program will take all technical courses in the associate degree program and two additional general education courses. 

Students who obtain a Major Appliance Technology associate degree can choose to receive more in-depth training in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) by taking one extra semester. Upon completion of the extra semester, students will receive an associate degree in both Major Appliance Technology and HVACR.

Major Appliance Technology

Evening Program Certificate in Major Appliance Technology

This program offers preparation at the mechanics level covering equipment servicing and repair. As the curriculum progresses, special attention is given to electrical applications — particularly to control circuits. For students interested in furthering their education, these courses can be credited toward the Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree. 

Associate of Applied Science

Ranken is offering an Associate of Applied Science degree as a part of the evening program curriculum. You can earn your associate degree with a combination of Ranken’s standard evening school courses as well as our new online courses. You can also transfer credit from other accredited technical training programs, or have your technical work experience evaluated for possible transfer credit.

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