Sewing Machine Mechanics Training and Certificate Programs

Browse educational programs that might teach sewing machine mechanics. Review the classes that are included and check the employment outlook projections for home appliance repairers.

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Essential Information

Certificate and degree programs in sewing machine maintenance and repair do not exist in the United States; however, training programs in small appliance repair may cover sewing machines in their curricula. Small appliance repair training is typically offered through community colleges, as well as technical and vocational schools.

Training programs teach students the basic operations and mechanical functions of multiple home appliances, including washing machines, microwave ovens and dishwashers. Students also learn troubleshooting and repair methods, electrical systems and appliance installation. Graduates of these programs may qualify for entry-level jobs in the small appliance repair industry. A high school diploma or GED equivalent may be required as a prerequisite.

Program Coursework

Coursework may include classroom lectures, hands-on instruction and demonstrations of installation and repair methods, electrical operation and maintenance skills. Classes may cover multiple appliances and brands or focus on a particular skill, such as installation. Possible topics of study include:

  • Repair methods
  • Sewing machine repair and maintenance
  • Motor-powered appliances
  • Cleaning and lubrication procedures
  • Basic electrical systems
  • Appliance repair tools
  • Appliance schematics

Employment and Salary Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a 7% increase in employment for home appliance repairers was expected between 2010 and 2020 (www.bls.gov). The BLS also reported that the 2012 mean annual wage for home appliance repairers working in electronics and appliance stores was $34,130, while the mean annual wage for technicians working in personal and household goods repair was $37,510.

Career Options and Continuing Education

Small appliance repair technicians typically work for appliance companies and repair shops, or are self-employed. Technicians may choose to specialize in a particular appliance, such as a sewing machine, or offer repair services for several appliances. Training in sewing machine repair may also be found through independent instructors and private sewing businesses. Such private sector classes teach repair skills and basic sewing machine functions.

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