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Introduction to RV service course to begin in September

Introduction to RV service course to begin in September
CAMP HILL, Penn. – The Introduction to RV Service Course begins September 25 and runs through October 22.  The online program, which is run by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association, allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competencybased instruction.
Students simply log on to access the lecture notes, hands-on assignments, quizzes and chat with the instructor and other students. The program gives students the flexibility to complete the course from the comfort of their home or dealership without having the expense of traveling to a training facility.
The program is approved by RVIA and qualifies for recertification hoursStudents receive a certificate of completion successful completion of the course. The program is designed for RV maintenance and sales personnel, service managers, factory field technicians, service representatives, inspectors and those seeking a new, hands-on career in a growing industry

Those who complete the entire program will earn a Specialized Diploma from Northampton Community College. Students not wishing to obtain the Specialized Diploma may also enroll in individual courses as desired. Those who earn the Specialized Diploma will be prepared to test for the RV Service Technician or a Master Certified RV Service Technician with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

The Introduction to Recreation Vehicle Service CourseRVTNC105.5 equates to 28 recertification hours and costs $280.

This course is the logical entry point into the RV tchnician training program. It delves into the workings of a typical RV dealership service center and exposes the student to the skills necessary to function within a dealership environment. RV construction techniques are discussed as well as the proper care and use of hand tools. Safety, work habits and the introduction to RV Codes and Standards are also presented.

A deeper look into the various job classifications and pay structures at the RV dealership gives the student a well-rounded view of what is possible after training and certification. After successful completion of this course the student will effectively be able to:

Identify the different terminology as well as the different classifications of RVs
Recognize and identify RV manufacturers and their products
Describe the methods of framing, laminating and construction techniques used
Locate the plumbing, electrical and LP systems on any RV
Identify hand tools, shop equipment and specialty tools
Describe the safe use and proper care of tools
Identify appropriate dress and safety gear
Identify the safe storage of hazardous materials
Implement safe work habits
Find and use material safety data sheet
Identify applicable RV codes and standards (NEC, A119.2, DOT & state)
Identify various RV occupations
Describe RV service technician job classifications
Identify and utilize service manual, service bulletins, user’s guides and troubleshooting manuals
Locate RV specifications in specified service literature

To register, please go on-line to 

Source: RVIA press release

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About Ronnie Garrett

Ronnie Garrett is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

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