Samsung Tech Institute - Appliance Repair Technician

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 an Award of Achievement from VCC. Students are also eligible to receive a Samsung Certificate after submitting proofs of their having obtained certifications in Gas Appliance Technician certificate of qualification and Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).


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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
N/A 10 - 12 weeks Award of Achievement Broadway Part-time

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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


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


The Samsung Tech Institute - Appliance Repair Technician includes 2 courses (120 hours of instruction) taught part time over 10-12 weeks.

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., worldwide electronics leader, has established six x $500 entrance awards per year at Vancouver Community College. The applicant must be enrolling in the Samsung Tech Institute - Appliance Repair Technician program in order to qualify for these entrance awards. Application deadline:October 15, 2018 - Application form
Award Amount: six x $500


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 16 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.
  • Appliance Repair Technician with Gas Appliance Service Certificate of Qualification (an asset)
  • HRAI Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) Certification (an asset)
  • Red Seal Designation (an asset)

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

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee
Tuition Fee $1,734 ($867 per course)

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

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.

Available program and courses

Entrance awards

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., worldwide electronics leader, has established three $1,000 entrance awards at VCC. One award recipient will be selected each fall term, and two recipients each winter term. ‌Get the entrance award application form. Deadline for submission: October 15, 2018.

Questions and applications
If you have any questions about or would like to apply for one of our Samsung programs please contact our program coordinator, Sid Khullar, by phone 604.871.7000 ext. 8670 or email samsung@vcc.ca.

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Contact us:

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

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2020 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2020 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Measurement and Instrumentation in Samsung Service (SAMS 0203)
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Samsung Systems and Controls (SAMS 0223)
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0.0 credits N/A

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