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Community College to Offer RV Towing Course

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Northampton Community College in Camp Hill, Pa., has announced that its summer RV Technician Distance Learning Course, RV Towing Systems, is set to run July 6 to Aug. 12.

All elements of RV towing are included in this course: a truck towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer, a motorhome towing a small car, etc., according to a news release.

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.

Northampton Community College is one of only a handful of National Recreation Vehicle Technical Institute (NRVTI) approved training sites nationwide. Their E-Learning (on-line) is the premier distance learning RV technician training program in the country. All of the programs are approved by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing.

Northampton’s own college-level Specialized Diploma, awarded after successful completion of the program, prepares the technician for industry certification by RVIA and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). The course will be taught by RV expert Terry Cooper who brings many years of RV service and education to the classroom.

The courses include hands-on assignments as well as on-line, web-based assignments and quizzes. Successful completion of the E-Learning program (13 courses) reduces the amount of work experience for Master Certification to two years instead of five years.

For more information visit www.northampton.edu or to enroll in RV Towing, call (877) 543-0998.

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