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.