Lowe's Appliance Repair Career Diploma –Online Program

Offered by: Guild Education

College credits:

Course length: up to 10 months, self-paced



For Lowe's Employees: Now available in Charlotte, Denver, Pittsburgh, Richmond.

Interested in Appliance Repair as a career? Then this program is for you. This program will help prepare you for entry-level employment repairing, adjusting, and installing appliances, including refrigerators, washers, dryers, and rangers. And we know you're busy. That's why this program is 100% online, allowing you to access your training at anytime, anywhere, at a pace that's right for you. 

The Appliance Repair curriculum will cover how to make both major and minor repairs of small and large electric appliances. As part of the online Appliance Repair program, you’ll receive a digital multimeter, a Multimeter Operation Manual, an AC amp-clamp, and an Amp-Clamp Instruction Manual. This program covers topics such as:
  • Electric appliance tools and testers
  • Cooking appliances and motor-driven small appliances
  • Electric clothes dryers, dishwashers, compactors and disposals
  • Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and air cleaners
  • Starting your own repair business

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Understand the fundamentals of appliance repair and safety.
  • Identify appliance repair tools and testers.
  • Test and troubleshoot appliance circuits to familiarize yourself with electricity.
  • Identify the components of a solenoid.
  • Understand split-phase motors, capacitor-start motors, and permanent magnetic DC motors.
  • Work with line cords and plugs.
  • Learn about working with electric clothes-pressing irons, electric room heaters, ceiling fans, and power ventilators.
  • Work with coffee-making appliances and miscellaneous cooking appliances.
  • Repair table ovens.
  • Explore gear drive systems and appliances with reciprocating motion.
  • Troubleshoot and repair wet/dry vacuums and wet carpet cleaners
  • Identify and repair the many kinds of drills and power drivers.
  • Repair saws, routers, sanders, and air compressors.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electric ranges, stand-alone ovens, and electric water heaters.
  • Learn about electric washing machine parts and circuits.
  • Troubleshoot and repair washing machines.
  • Identify the different types of electric clothes dryer construction.
  • Troubleshoot dryer failures.
  • Repair dishwashers, trash compactors, and garbage disposals.
  • Learn about the components, circuits, and operation of microwave ovens.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and test microwave ovens.
  • Identify the parts of electric refrigerators and domestic freezers.
  • Test and service the mechanical parts of refrigeration systems.
  • Describe the operating principles and components of air conditioners, dehumidifiers, air cleaners, and heat pumps.
  • Test and troubleshoot air conditioners, dehumidifiers, air cleaners, and heat pumps.
  • Identify the work habits that you’ll need as a professional technician.
  • Learn how to start your own business.


You will cover the following topics during your six unit program:
  • Electric Appliance Tools and Testers
  • Testing Electric Appliances
  • Solenoid, Relays and Motors
  • Electric Heating Appliances and Fans
  • Cooking Appliances
  • Motor-Driven Small Appliances
  • Electric Power Tools
  • Electric Ranges and Water Heaters
  • Electric Washing Machines, Clothes Dryers, Dishwashers, Compactors & Disposals
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Electric Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, and Air Cleaners
  • Your Career in Appliance Repair

Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


Depending on employer Tuition Assitance policy and eligibility, Guild students can pay as little as $0 in out-of-pocket costs by taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit and/or $2000 Lifetime Learning Credit.
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.


Guild's courses are designed to support the needs of working adults.

You can take this course online, at your own speed. In addition to your self-paced materials, you will also participate in live, virtual sessions for one hour each week with peers and an instructor. You will receive support from your personal coach and a lead instructor - both are committed to your success. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.