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New to the biz....
« on: November 16, 2013, 09:12:13 AM »
Currently attending classes in OH. Plan on going back home to get started. Would love exposure to experienced vets of this industry. Thanks,

Wayne

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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 09:28:15 AM »
Please tell us a bit about the class you are attending. When did you start the class? When do you graduate?
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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 01:19:45 PM »
Please tell us a bit about the class you are attending. When did you start the class? When do you graduate?

Sure,
It's Fred's appliance academy in Madison OH & I "graduate" this coming friday (class started on the 4th).

Wayne

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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 05:40:01 PM »
What kinda Hands on training do the teach.   Do they use the latest electronic models as well as the imports in the training.    Last what is the expense of the training & lodging?
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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 05:47:18 PM »
The class is three weeks long then?
Do they cover refrigeration too?
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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 07:07:09 PM »
The training lasts three weeks which equates to 112 actual hours of training. Of that time refrigerators are 29 hours and freezers are 21 hours of attention (epa cert had to be obtained prior to attending class). The break down is probably 50/50 between lecture and hands on learning. There are something like 200+ appliances that are there to be broken down and observed. Both new and old technologies have been covered. He tries to cover what he sees the most repairs of in his repair business. 
The cost ain't cheap! It runs $3800 but that does include room and board (he owns apartments two blocks away) as well as daily lunch. The last day of class he administers nastec and psa exams (fees for taking them is included). I spent 15 years in sales w/ 0 experience as any type of svc tech, but i have always enjoyed taking things apart and I do have a decent electrical foundation. I figured it would look good to a potential employer that I took the initiative to go through this.

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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 07:22:23 PM »
Cool, glad you found us.
Let us know if we can help you with anything and best of luck to you.

Our google drive contains hundreds of appliance repair service manuals, maybe you will find it helpful.
http://appliancejunk.com/googledrive

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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 07:28:52 PM »
Cool, glad you found us.
Let us know if we can help you with anything and best of luck to you.

Our google drive contains hundreds of appliance repair service manuals, maybe you will find it helpful.
http://appliancejunk.com/googledrive



Awesome thanks! Think i might be spending quite a bit of time here.

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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 07:30:37 PM »
We hope so. :)

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Re: New to the biz....
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 07:35:09 PM »
Oops, just realized that in my initial post i didn't ask to be upgraded to "technician". My brain is fried from too much studying.