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PRVCA Towing System Course Set For July

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July 9, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

           The RV Towing Systems course, hosted by Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), begins July 28 and runs through Aug. 24. According to a press release, the program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction.

All facets of RV towing are covered in this course, including a truck towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer or a motorhome towing a small car. All elements of electric trailer brakes, including troubleshooting, repair and maintenance, are taught. Hitch design and installation techniques are presented as well as all associated electrical wiring between tow vehicle and trailer. Safety elements are stressed including weight data and all associated terminology.

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.

Tuition cost for RV Towing Systems 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.

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 course and follow registration procedure. Call (610) 861-5390 if you have any problems with registration.

To purchase the textbooks required for the course ($25.95 includes shipping), contact heather@prvca.org or call (888) 303-2887. The courses materials are supported by RVIA and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing.

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