PRVCA Training Course Kicks Off 2016

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The latest training course in the collaboration between the Pennsylvania RV and Campground Association and Northampton Community College will kick off the new year for many RV technicians.

The PRVCA’s RV plumbing systems course takes place Jan. 4 through Feb. 7. 

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 RV maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction.

Students 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 RV Industry Association 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 specialized diploma also may 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 RV Industry Association (RVIA).


Course Details:

RV Plumbing Systems Course – RVTNC110.2

Recertification Hours: 28 hours

Cost: $209

In this course, the third of the major RV systems, the students get to identify and appreciate all types of plumbing systems associated with both fresh water and waste water systems. The various types of plastics used are discussed as are the various system tests mandated by RVIA. A detailed look into the recommended winterization processes is also a focus. The student will have a complete understanding of how the RV incorporates the entire spectrum of fresh water and waste management. After successful completion of this course the student will also effectively be able to:

To register, click here.

Click on View Catalog under Center for Business and Industry (CBI).

Click on Technical and Trades.

Search for course and follow registration procedure.

Please call 610-861-5390 if you have problems with registration.

To purchase the textbook required for the course ($25.95 – 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.  Scholarships are also available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.


Upcoming Courses:

RV Preventive Maintenance: Jan. 18 – Feb. 14

RV Absorption Refrigeration Service: Feb. 15 – March 13

RV Ranges and Cooktops: Feb. 22 – March 20

RV Generators: March 21 – May 1

RV Water Heaters: March 28 – April 24

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