Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

Combined Appliance & Domestic Repair Program in Toronto

Students who complete our structured Combined Pre-Apprenticeship program have the advantage of diversifying their skills into two relevant areas of training.

On the Appliance Service component of the program, appliance service technicians repair and service washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, built-in ovens, counter cook-top units, microwaves, refrigerators, and freezers for appliance sales companies, wholesalers, large apartment owners and smaller independent service companies. The Appliance Service Technician program is an Installation Maintenance and Repair Sector Council and Trade Association (IMR) approved course.

The Domestic Appliance (DA) component of the combined program is a continuation of the Gas 3 Technician modules, plus additional training on specific gas fired equipment. Graduates of this program must successfully complete the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Technician Certification Examination to be eligible to work as a licensed Domestic Appliance Technician.

The DA Gas Technician, based on the TSSA’s curriculum, will teach you piping, appliance venting practices, as well as business practices to provide a well-rounded approach to working in the field as an Appliance Service Technician. Appliance Service Technicians who are also holders of the Domestic Appliance (DA) Gas technician certification can carry out the following functions unsupervised on appliances: install, inspect, alter, purge, activate, repair, service or remove a natural gas or propane appliance, equipment and accessories essential to its operation. Areas of study include safety, servicing and installation methods and schematic diagrams and parts look up.

Program length: 720 hours

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