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Enrollment is open for the third curriculum of the RV Service Technician Distance Learning program beginning the week of Sept. 14. Up to 250 dealer sites nationwide are expected to participate and provide more than 1,000 technicians the latest and best in RV service training.
New for 2003 will be dual broadcast delivery systems, allowing participants the option of viewing classes via satellite or broadband Internet service. The RV Service Training Council hopes the addition of broadband will attract dealer sites that are broadband capable, but that do not want to invest in the required satellite equipment.
“We have experienced tremendous growth during the past two years but recognized the need to keep with technology in order to continue that growth,” said Council Chairman Mel Adams, president and CEO of supplier firm Airxcel. “The availability and popularity of broadband Internet service made it the next logical step.”
RV Technician Certification Preparation training will be broadcast every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 EST. The 40-week, 60-hour curriculum utilizes the textbooks and course materials produced by RVIA, covering:
introduction to RV service, air conditioning, brakes, suspension and towing systems, basic electricity, electrical systems, generators, heating systems, LP gas systems, plumbing systems, pre-delivery inspection, preventive maintenance, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, welding and water heaters.
Advanced Technician programming will be broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the same time slot. A host of programs on RV products, accessories and more will be provided by RVIA member suppliers and manufacturers.
Dealer sites wishing to participate in the 2003-2004 curriculum are required to pay a $1,300 enrollment fee and obtain the required equipment for satellite or broadband service.
For full details, contact RVIA Education Director Jerry Balda at (703) 620-6003, ext. 320.