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The RV Technician Training Program will begin its 2007 spring semester this month, offering three courses at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa.
This year’s program, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), will include:
• RV Service Introduction: Classifications, manufacturers, service manuals and maintenance procedures for RVs will be covered, as well as industry codes and standards, safety practices, tools and equipment, technician liability and service documentation. (Jan. 16 – 31)
• RV Heat and Mechanical Principles: Classes will cover basic principles of gears, levers, pulleys and their applications and the effects of applying heat to solids, liquids and gases and how they apply to RVs. (Feb. 5 – 27)
• RV Metal Processing and Metallurgy: Covers the applications of welding and the study of metals utilized in the RV industry. Use of sheet metal tools, layout, cutting, forming and fastening will be discussed and applied. (March 13 – May 1)
The program, based on RVIA’s textbook and curriculum, provides students with a comprehensive overview on the requirements to become a certified RV technician.
The program also offers students an insight into the inner workings of a dealership environment while also providing data on establishing a business and gaining a good customer support base.
For more information on RV technician education opportunities, call the PRVCA at (888) 303-2887. To register for the courses or for more information on the program, call Northampton Community College at (610) 861-5300 or visit www.northampton.edu.