Liquid Propane Systems, the second course in the Fall RV Technician Distance Learning semester, begins Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 15. According to a press release, the program, overseen 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.
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.
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. Here, the student studies 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. RVIA mandated tests are also perfected.
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 RV service technician or a Master Certified RV Service Technician with the RVIA.
Liquid Propane Systems (RVTNC107)
Nov. 11 – Dec. 15
Tuition Cost: $209
Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition and textbooks upon successful completion of the course.
RV Technician Recertification Hours: 28 hours
To register for the courses, visit https://lifelearn.northampton.edu/modules/ and create a username and password. If you have any trouble registering for the course, call Northampton Community College at 877-543-0998. To purchase the textbooks required for the course, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-303-2887. The courses materials are supported by RVIA and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing.