Kwantlen University 2012-13 Calendar | Appliance Servicing: Certificate


This nine-month program is designed to meet the competency standard and profile defined by industry and provides students will learn to service household appliances  through theory and practical application. The training prepares the graduate for employment in the appliance industry and in related careers that require electromechanical skills and knowledge. Additional information is available on our program website at:

Students who complete the Foundation are eligible for credit for first, second and third levels of apprenticeship technical training, as well as 525 work-based hours toward completion of the Appliance Service Technician apprenticeship program, 7200 hours of work-based training is required. Upon completion of the program students will be eligible to write the Red Seal Inter-provincial examination.  The Red Seal qualification is recognized in all jurisdictions across Canada.

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to Kwantlen's General university admission requirements including the vocational-level English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply.

  • English:
    • English 12 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Completion of Kwantlen’s Trades reading test with a minimum score of 75%
  • Mathematics:
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Pre-calculus 11 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Kwantlen’s Trades Mathematics test with a minimum score of 63
  • Interview with instructor

Note: International student Application for Admission requires approval of the Dean.

Recommend satisfactory physical health. Prior to applying, prospective students with mental or physical impairments, who may require program accommodations, should contact the Office of the Dean of Trades and Technology to discuss required skills and competencies, and a Disability Advisor at 604.599.3233 to ensure appropriate accommodations can be arranged.

Program Requirements

  • Safety with respect to appliance servicing
  • The tools of the trade
  • The fundamentals of electricity
  • Customer relations
  • Diagnose motors used in appliances
  • Basic electronics for appliances
  • Electric clothes dryers
  • Standard and self-cleaning ranges/wall ovens including electronic models
  • Automatic clothes washers
  • Automatic electric dishwashers
  • Garbage disposers, garbage compactors, electric water heaters
  • Microwave ovens
  • Household refrigerators including electronic models
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • BC Provincial "C" Gas Certificate
  • 2 Week Work Practicum

Required Courses

  APPL 1110 Basic Electricity 5 credits
  APPL 1115 Basic Electronics 1 credits
  APPL 1125 Electric Dryers 3 credits
  APPL 1130 Electric Ranges: Standard and Self-Cleaning 5 credits
  APPL 1215 Automatic Electric Dishwashers 3 credits
  APPL 1210 Automatic Washers 5 credits
  APPL 1120 Ancillary Products 1 credits
  APPL 1230 Microwave Ovens 1.5 credits
  APPL 1220 Basic Refrigeration and Domestic Air Conditioning 5.5 credits
  APPL 1235 B.C. Provincial "C" Gas Certificate 2.5 credits
  APPL 1225 Work Experience Practicum 1.5 credits

Other Information

Special Equipment

Students will require steel-toed safety shoes, a multimeter, and various other tools.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Appliance Servicing.

In addition, Kwantlen will report your apprenticeship technical training completion information to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) in order for the ITA to determine credit towards your designated apprenticeship.