5 Online Courses – and More!

Value. For You. For Everyone. 

fridge_closeOur appliance repair courses are designed for anyone. Whether you need a refresher in the essential fundamentals of electricity, or are a complete novice, or you want supplemental up-to-date training, our courses will help you fulfill the motto of ‘Learn More. Earn More.’

Samurai Tech Academy’s courses provide in-depth and stimulating course material. Courses are appropriate for any level or skillset, allowing you to choose the best courses for you.

Our courses are sold individually so you pay for only what you need, when you need it. Reasonable pricing makes it accessible for any current or future appliance repair technician!

And did we mention you can self-pace? Within your own schedule, in your own time. If you get stuck at any point in the course we are here for support at the Student Forum and elsewhere. More benefits to our online training.

5 Online Courses for Individuals 

We are constantly developing additional courses. At the moment our 5 main courses entail many in-depth modules and units--and that coursework material is continually updated to keep things current to changes in technology, as appropriate. Once enrolled you have lifetime access to that coursework. Typically one course can take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months to complete depending on your own self-pacing.

Fundamentals of Appliance Repair Course*: You don’t know what you don’t know, so for even the most seasoned techs, the Fundamentals course may offer you new and more substantial knowledge to help you diagnose a repair.  It is a deeper dive into material, promoting critical thinking over memorization, giving you the tools to think beyond the basics.  Our course work goes beyond fundamental skills that every professional appliance technician should have. It ensures you expertise in the subject matter.

You will learn about the tools used in the appliance trade, basic electricity, reading schematic diagrams, using schematic diagrams to develop troubleshooting strategies, gas fuels used in appliances, electronics in appliances, appliance parts, and electric motor systems in appliances.

The point of the Fundamentals of Appliance Repair course is to teach you troubleshooting skills, NOT disassembly and parts changing skills. The appliance repair trade is full of guys who know how to disassemble an appliance and change a part but have no idea how to actually troubleshoot and diagnose what's going on with the appliance. This is especially true if it's a complicated circuit or involves a computer control board.

This is exactly the knowledge gap that the Fundamentals course is meant to address.

You can get disassembly and parts changing information anywhere. There are lots of YouTube videos out there that show you how to take stuff apart and put it back together. The service manuals themselves have lots of disassembly information. No need to pay for a training course to show you what you can readily find for free! At the Samurai Tech Academy you are going to build the troubleshooting and diagnostic skills you need to stand out from the crowd.

Refrigerator Troubleshooting and Repair: Once you have the fundamentals covered, either through our above coursework or in your own experience, we have identified refrigeration as the specialty area with the largest demand in knowledge.  Principles of operation, common problems, troubleshooting and repair of single and dual evaporator refrigerators, split-phase and inverter-driven compressors are covered in this course.

Advanced Schematic Analysis and Troubleshooting Course: after taking Fundamentals, this is the course that will help you to complete your quest to become a troubleshooting master! The course includes a dozen Samurai original presentations along with quizzes and Schematic Exercises where you have to put into practice what you've been learning. Powerful stuff! The Samurai has distilled his years of training and experience into this sweet nectar for you to profit from. Note that this course requires that you've already taken Fundamentals or another basic electricity course. See here for more details.

Operating a Profitable Appliance Repair Business: You will learn the basics of the appliance repair business and how to run a more effective repair company. This course covers the most important aspects to running an appliance repair business including First Call Completes, scheduling service calls and managing customer perceptions, how to price your service and winning customers from your competitors. This course includes the content from the Professional Development course.

Professional Development for Appliance Repair Technicians: This course focuses on developing a tech's people skills and work habits, and gives guidance on both preparing for and then conducting service calls in a way that enhances the customer's experience. Note: if you are interested in running your own appliance repair business, you will get this same content plus additional valuable business information in the Operating a Profitable Appliance Repair Business course described above!

Click here to read what our students have to say about the STA courses!

*Our courses can be taken and purchased independently of each other, however, we do recommend you take Fundamentals first before all others.

Customized Courses for Employers, Multi-Tech Owner Operators and Manufacturers

fridgeAs an employer or multi-technician operator who services many customers, you want to have your employees be great ambassadors of your brand and enhance the customer experience. The Professional Development for Appliance Repair Technicians Training Course is designed to achieve that goal for your current employees and new hires alike. Our technical training courses are also a must-do for any serious appliance repair professional.

However, for companies who wish to have their own particular way of doing things integrated with the curriculum, we offer “private labeling” and customization of online coursework.  Your customized training courses will help your employees build their knowledge base with the exact knowledge base you want them to have.

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