The online program, which is run by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction.
The electrical systems course begins the very in-depth look into the first of the three major systems found on most RVs. Beginning with 12-volt DC and expanding to 120-volt AC, all electrical systems and components are dissected and defined. Though Ohm’s Law is not the main focus and basic electricity is not presented, the student will easily grasp the important electrical basics necessary to troubleshoot, install and repair any RV electrical component. Rather than theory, practical shop application is the focus. The proper use of test equipment is also outlined and perfected. Students are led through each type of electrical test.
RV Electrical Systems Service (RVTNC103.3)
Tuition Cost: $375 per student.
Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition and textbooks upon successful completion of the course.
Textbook Cost: $30.95 (contact [email protected] to order).
RV Technician Recertification Hours: 56
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 the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and qualifies for recertification hours. Students 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 diploma may also enroll in individual courses as desired. Those who earn the diploma will be prepared to test for the RV service technician or a master certified RV service technician with RVIA.
To register, go to: lifelearn.northampton.edu/modules/
Click on View Catalog under Center for Business and Industry (CBI). Click on Technical and Trades. Search for course and follow registration procedure.
Call 610-861-5390 if you have problems with registration.
To purchase the textbook required for the course ($30.95 – includes shipping), contact [email protected] or call 888-303-2887. The course’s materials are supported by RVIA and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. Scholarships are also available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.