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           The RV Liquid Propane Course, hosted by Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), begins April 6 and runs through March 10.

The second of the three major systems found in recreation vehicles, the LP system is dissected in detail. Since propane is flammable, safety precautions are emphasized right from the start and throughout the entire course. Students will study the properties of propane as well as the types of containers used in the RV industry. Proper procedures for purging, storing and using LP, including the importance of regulation are presented and performed on paper as well as during many hands-on assignments. Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) mandated tests are also perfected.

Tuition cost for the RV Liquid Propane Course is $209 per student. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition and textbooks upon successful completion of the course, which qualifies for 28 RV technician recertification hours.

The program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction.

Participants 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 upon 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 RVDA/RVIA RV Service Technicians Certification Board.

To register for the courses, click here. Go to “View Catalog” under “Center for Business and Industry (CBI), then select “Technical and Trades.” Search for the course and follow registration procedure. Call (610) 861-5390 if you have any problems with registration.

To purchase the textbooks required for the course ($30.95 includes shipping), contact [email protected] or call (888) 303-2887. The courses materials are supported by RVIA and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing.