Television Diagnosis and Repair Course and Training Information

Courses for individuals interested in diagnosing and repairing televisions are offered at many community colleges and technical schools. These courses can typically be found in certificate, diploma and associate's degree programs in electronics technology or appliance repair. Find out what topics are covered in common television repair courses.

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Essential Information

Graduates in this field may find jobs with appliance manufacturers or retailers, appliance repair shops, electrical companies and more. A television diagnosis and repair technician is trained to install home theater equipment and repair malfunctions and defects within electrical components. These workers may also be referred to as service technicians and work on other small home appliances.

Here are some common concepts taught in television diagnosis and repair courses:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Occupational safety
  • Circuits and transistors
  • Digital/analog
  • Voltage
  • Tools and equipment for maintenance and repair

List of Common Courses

Introduction to Electronics

Instructors cover the operation and maintenance of televisions. They provide large amounts of practical work experience in an environment that simulates an actual repair shop. They assign students work on non-operational televisions in order to clarify repair techniques.

Students learn how to troubleshoot televisions, read wiring diagrams and correctly use tools and equipment used in repair. They practice diagramming a black-and-white television and carrying out setup procedures on televisions. Enrollment candidates should have some prior knowledge of electronic circuitry.

Television Repair Course

In addition to basic and advanced TV repair, topics include electricity, electronic theory and business math. Also discussed are occupational safety, electric circuits, electronic equipment and relays.

Fundamentals of Electronics Course

Students are instructed in power sources, inductance and magnetism theories. They prepare to examine transistor circuitry and AC circuits, and use Kirchoff's laws and Norton's theorem to solve DC circuitry issues.

Telecommunication Systems Course

This class addresses basic principles in digital and analog electronics equipment. It focuses on troubleshooting and testing transmission lines, televisions and satellites. The course consists of both lecture and laboratory instruction.

Electronics Technology Course

Students learn how to use advanced equipment to test and measure the amount of voltage in electronic circuitry. They use software programs are to diagnose equipment defects, while replacing damaged parts. They become proficient in the use of such tools of the trade as pliers, signal generators, oscilloscopes and wire cutters.

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