Samsung Tech Institute - Appliance Repair Technician - Entry Pathway

VCC is home to the Samsung Tech Institute, the only Samsung-certified appliance repair trainer in Western Canada. The Samsung Tech Institute provides a new and exclusive framework of knowledge that will directly impact the careers of graduates. Learn through practical training on the latest appliances to operate, diagnose, and service Samsung products. Successful students receive a certification from Samsung Canada and an Award of Achievement from VCC. This group-based training program is ideal for those interested in entering the appliance repair industry.

Apply Now
We are currently accepting applications for our September intake. To apply please complete the program application and submit it to the Continuing Studies Registration Office via email at samsung@vcc.ca or in person at our Downtown campus.

Program Status:
Accepting applications

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September 14 weeks Award of Achievement Broadway Full-time

Apply Now

Apply Now

Online Mail In Person
No online application at this time. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [map & business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Use, operate and care for Samsung appliances including but not limited to: refrigerators (2 door bottom mount, 2 door side by side, 3 door French, 4 door French, and 4 door), Washers (top load and front load), dryer, dishwasher (basic model and water wall), stoves (free standing, slide in induction, and radiant element stove), and counter top microwaves
  2. Safely use testing meters to measure and calculate amperage, voltage and resistance in order to assist in proper diagnostic operation.
  3. Explain, differentiate, and test a variety of motors, compressors, pumps, and solenoid used in Samsung appliances
  4. Safely troubleshoot circuits for home electricity and appliance applications
  5. Read and follow wiring diagrams, temperature charts, and sensor documentation in order to troubleshoot Samsung domestic appliances
  6. Troubleshoot pre-error appliances
  7. Execute diagnostic procedures on domestic appliances in accordance with health and safety standards
  8. Operate all cycles of the 6 major domestic appliances
  9. Program all diagnostic self-tests for the 6 major domestic appliances
  10. Fully disassemble all 6 major domestic appliances
  11. Fully reassemble all 6 major domestic appliances
  12. Assure full functionality after reassembly of all 6 major domestic appliances
  13. Diagnose and troubleshoot error codes and issues for all 6 major domestic appliances
  14. Write the BC Gas Appliance Service Certificate of Qualification Examination (Formerly Class C) offered offsite for Fall 2017 term


Lectures, group discussions, labs, and hands-on exercises


The Samsung Tech Institute - Appliance Repair Technician - Entry Pathway includes 338 hours of instruction taught full time in 14 weeks.


Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory based on quizzes, class participation, and final exam
70% overall grade is required to receive a satisfactory grade


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
  • English 12 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ or equivalent
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ or equivalent

Recommended Characteristics:

To be successful in this course students must have:

  • Good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity
  • Good eyesight and colour vision
  • The ability to pay careful attention to details
  • Strength, stamina and the ability to use proper lifting techniques for items in excess of 25 kilograms
  • A willingness to keep up to date with changing technology
  • The ability to figure things out on their own
  • A neat appearance
  • The ability to deal with customers in a courteous and tactful manner

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Vancouver Community College is home to the Samsung Tech Institute, the only Samsung-certified appliance repair program in Western Canada. Train to operate, diagnose, and service Samsung products. Graduates of this program are in demand.

Come to the next info session and learn how you can become a Samsung Tech Institute - Appliance Repair Technician - Entry Pathway.

Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1155 East Broadway at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.

Questions? Contact the program coordinator:
Sid Khullar at 604.871.7000 ext. 8670 or samsung@vcc.ca

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., worldwide electronics leader, has established three $1,000 entrance awards at VCC. Click here for entrance award application form. Deadline for submission: August 31, 2017.


View all Info Sessions/Tours >>

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info


Before you send us an email, please ensure you have reviewed

As well, if you meet any of the following criteria, please follow the links for more information, instead of sending the form:

Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Sid KhullarVCC Samsung, 604.871.7000, ext. 8670
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Samsung, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Ask a question