Office Equipment Repair Specialist
Ideal Institute of Technology’s office equipment repair specialist prepares students to troubleshoot and repair any office equipment such as printers, computers, scanners and more. Since most offices have equipment for certain jobs, they require maintenance to be kept in working condition. Many offices look for technicians who can repair a different variety of machines. The office equipment repair training program is designed to teach students with no prior technical experience to become entry-level technicians. Graduates from this program go on to become technicians with major manufacturers and office machine dealers. The job of a technician is to maintain, troubleshoot and repair various types of equipment including digital copiers, laser printers, faxes and “all-in-one” machines. This 585 hour program includes 345 hours of essentials and 240 hours of hands on training.
What will I learn?
After completing this course you will be able to troubleshoot all major office equipment, including printers (laser, inject, commercial), scanners, and computers. Students will learn the basics of electronics, assembly and dis-assembly of printers and fax machines.
- A/C and D/C Electrical Theory
- Digital Electronics
- Xerographic Process
- Component Assembly and Dis-assembly
- Proper loading of media and ribbon
- Diagnosis of printing problems
- Laser Printer Repair
- Laser Printer Repair Troubleshooting
- Fax machine repair
- Set-up of printers
- Print head and Platen removal and replacement
- Preventative maintenance
Corporations large and small use office equipment to support their day-to-day operations. Commonly used equipment in offices include printers, fax machines, scanners and computers. Technicians are required to maintain them in working condition. According to Pay Scale, copy machine technicians in the United States earns an average of $17.76 per hour.
All candidates must be at least eighteen (16) years of age before enrolling in the program. A high school diploma is required to enroll in the course. Students who don’t have their high school diploma can register for our HSEAP (former GED) program, and then start their Office Equipment Repair course. Students are required to successfully complete the course in order to receive a certificate of completion from the school.
A day in Office equipment repair technician’s life:
- An office equipment repair technician is expected to perform regular maintenance on office equipment and keep the machines in working condition.
- You will be helping the staff member walking through if they are having problems with their equipment.
- Technician will also be working on new system set up as the company incorporates new technology equipment in office.
- You will also be responsible on running system upgrades, and update drivers for the printers, scanners and any other equipment your employer uses.