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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Appliance Service Technician


Occupation Description‚Äč: 
“Appliance Service Technician" refers to a person who repairs and maintains consumer related products including washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens and other major and small household appliances. They are also capable of servicing appliances whether electrical or gas-operated, Natural or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).

Application Process

November 1 to Spring Break
    • look over all the information below and in the right column - get a good understanding of the pre-reqs, expectations, time commitment,    reading, math, training‚Äč, etc
      • no questions... go ahead and apply for the program!
      • questions?... book an app‚Äčointment with Benjamin King (district principal), to learn more
      • use the: Booking App, or
      • use the QR code in the right column
    • student completes the fillable "SD43 Application" (top link in the right column) by typing in answers and getting necessary signatures
    • submit to your counsellor at your high school

after S‚Äčpring Break to late April

    • Personal interview/conversation with Ben King at your school

‚Äč‚Äčmid-May into June

    • Ben King will:
      • email students conditional acceptances into the program
        • unsuccessful applicants will also are contacted
      • enroll the student at the training site(s)
      • ‚Äč‚Äčensure counselors adjust students' timetables to reflect course/credits‚Äč
‚ÄčTime Commitment
  • Sites, intakes and seats:
    • KPU (Cloverdale Campus)
    • 2 Intakes
      • ‚ÄčSeptember to June
      • March to December
    • 39 week program, which includes a 2-week practicum
    • Coquitlam ca‚Äčn get 1-2 seats
  • 5 days a week:  Monday to Friday
  • 7.30am to 2.00pm

Student Cost

  • both programs are tuition-free, but there is a $350 program fee at BCIT that will cover necessary supplies... PIC does not have any associated costs.

Location‚Äč‚Äč & Transportation

  • KPU "Cloverdale Ca‚Äčmpus":  5500 - 180th Street, Surrey
  • Transportation, to and from the‚Äč training site, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian
    • ‚ÄčGiven the long transit commute, many students/parents have found driving is the most viable transportation option


  • given the wide variety of home electrical appliances (washer, dryer, microwave, stove, refrigerator, basic air conditioner, etc) you will be fixing, it is strongly recommended you have taken:
    • Electronics 11
    • ideally have Electronics 12 too
  • plan to complete Language Arts 12
  • strong numeracy skills and good literacy skills‚Äč
  • excellent attendance + lates record while in high school


  • General
    • Analytical, Coordinated, Resourceful, and Systematic
  • Key Job‚Äč
    • Appliance Repair & Maintenance
    • Troubleshooting
    • Custom Relations
    • Workplace & Electrical Safety
    • Electrical Principles/Components/Equipment
‚Äč‚ÄčStudent Eligibility
  • this program is made up different districts competitively applying for 16 high school seats per intake - traditionally Coquitlam SD‚Äč43 has had success in getting students in due to good marks and excellent attendance while in high school
  • students typically take this program i‚Äčn either their grade 11 or 12 year after taking all the necessary/core subjects
  • students must begin a program prior to June 30 of their graduation year
    • ex 1:  a Program begins in March and runs for 23 weeks - this is okay for a current grade 12 student‚Äč to apply to
    • ex 2:  a program will begin in September ‚Äčafter a grade 12 has graduated - that current grade 12 can not apply as they will not be accepted‚Äč‚Äč
  • must have government-issued photo ID (ex: a driver's license, BC ‚ÄčID, passport) that is current/valid on the ‚ÄčITA exam date (last week or so of program)‚Äč
  • on intake date, students must be:
    • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and
    • an enrolled student in a high school (non-grad) in SD43‚Äč
  • unfortunately, international students are not able to enroll in this program‚Äč

Have questions about this program?
Book a meeting with ‚ÄčBen King
Principal of Trades & Transitions‚Äč


 Appliance Service Tech Links

      SD43 YouTube CHANNEL

        School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

        1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
        V3J 0M6
        604-939-9201 604-939-7828