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RV Technician Refrigerator Course Scheduled

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association’s (PRVCA) next RV Technician Distance Learning Course, RV Absorption Refrigerators, is set to begin on Oct. 8 and run through Nov. 11.

According to a press release, the course (RVTNC101.1) will focus on the appliance that causes the most confusion; how to use heat to produce cold. The theory of absorption and associated processes are fine-tuned and presented in a way that makes this sometimes perplexing device a little easier to understand.

Like the other LP appliances studied, individual component testing and replacement is accomplished as well as an understanding of all operational ills on each energy source employed by the RV refrigerator.

Details include: Tuition cost is $270. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 40.

To purchase the textbook required for this course, contact Heather Leach at the PRVCA office at (888) 303-2887) or email heather@prvca.org.

To register for the course, visit https://lifelearn.northampton.edu/modules/, and create a login/password. If you experience any difficulty, please call Northampton Community College at (877) 543-0998.

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Deadline is Friday for PRVCA Tech A/C Course

August 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The deadline to register for the RV Technician Distance Learning Air Conditioner Course is Aug. 24. The course will begin Aug. 27 and run through Oct. 7.

Details of the course include:

• RV Air Conditioners (Beta 6015) examines the roof-top air conditioner in detail. Revisiting the fundamentals of alternating current electricity, the students jump into the science of the refrigeration cycle. Delving into the properties of vaporization and condensation and applying the principles of compression, students gain the skill necessary to troubleshoot component failures along with the ability to repair and/or replace vital components. Installation requirements and preventive maintenance practices are also learned in this course. Tuition cost: $325.00. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 48

To register for the courses, call Northampton Community College at 1-877-543-0998. The courses materials are supported by RVIA and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. For more information, contact Heather Leach, Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association Education Director at 888-303-2887.

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PRVCA Distance Learning Fall Schedule is Set

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV Technician Distance Learning Program has announced its fall courses: RV Air Conditioners, RV Absorption Refrigerators and RV Heating Systems. According to a press release, the courses are held online through Northampton Community College in partnership with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA).

Details include:

• RV Air Conditioners (Beta 6015) will begin Aug. 27 and run through Oct. 7. This course examines the roof-top air conditioner in detail. Revisiting the fundamentals of alternating current electricity, the students jump into the science of the refrigeration cycle. Delving into the properties of vaporization and condensation and applying the principles of compression, students gain the skill necessary to troubleshoot component failures along with the ability to repair and/or replace vital components. Installation requirements and preventive maintenance practices are also learned in this course. Tuition cost: $325. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 48.

• RV Absorption Refrigerators (Beta 6016) will begin Oct. 8 and run through Nov. 11. This is the appliance that causes the most confusion – how to use heat to make cold. The theory of absorption and associated processes are fine-tuned and presented in a way that makes this sometimes perplexing device a little easier to understand. Like the other LP appliances studied, individual component testing and replacement is accomplished as well as an understanding of all operational ills on each energy source employed by the RV refrigerator. Tuition cost: $270. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 40.

• RV Heating Systems (Beta 6017) will begin Nov. 12 and run through Dec. 9. The last of the four LP-burning appliances is presented in this course. Though earlier designs of RV heaters and furnaces are discussed, the main focus is on the forced air furnace. Its sophistication and compactness both contribute to its difficulty in working on one. Like the other three appliances, each component part is dissected and discussed individually, as is the furnace, as a whole. Subjects covered include furnace installation, diagnosing operational faults, repairing and testing, and more. Tuition cost: $135. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 20.

To register for the courses, call Northampton Community College at 1-877-543-0998. The courses materials are supported by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. To purchase the most recent set of RVIA textbooks on DVD, please contact Heather at the PRVCA office, (888) 303-2887, or e-mail heather@prvca.org.

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Learning Center, FRVTA Provide Tech Training

August 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV Learning Center announced it has renewed its partnership with the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) to provide online training for RV dealership personnel through the Distance Learning Network (DLN). According to a press release, this is the seventh consecutive year the organizations have joined forces to promote the program.

The subscription includes unlimited access to more than 50 DLN training sessions, coursework reviews, and test preparation sections, which are available anytime throughout the program year. The 2012-13 DLN program includes a range of subject matter to improve the performance of dealership personnel, including:

RV Technician Certification Preparation Course: More than 40 hours of instruction will help train and prepare RV service technicians for the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification test and completion fulfills recertification requirements.

Service Writer/Adviser Course: This three-hour program is ideal for both veteran service writer/advisers and new hires. Presented by service writer/adviser veteran Andrea Blackmon, the program helps prepare your personnel for the RV Learning Center’s Service Writer/Adviser Certification test. Completion of the course counts toward recertification requirements.

Advanced/Manufacturer Specific Training: Features product-specific training from RV manufacturers and suppliers from within the RV industry.

RV Greeter-Receptionist Course: A 50-minute program that covers: the importance of customer service; the skills and expectations for the RV receptionist; the importance of making the right first impression; communicating on the phone; handling difficult customers; and organizational techniques for the workplace. The program is suitable for all persons needing customer service skills. The program includes a final exam and certificate of completion.

“The DLN gives dealerships the opportunity to engage in group training with a mentor,” said FRVTA Executive Director Lance Wilson. “It is extremely cost-effective training, delivered right to the dealership. FRVTA also provides mentor support and encouragement throughout the year, once the dealership is signed up for the program.”

“This program is available immediately for dealerships who want to get started on a comprehensive training program,” said RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center in Hartville, Ohio. “With the RV industry outlook improving, and dealers hiring new people, the DLN is an ideal way to get employees on the road to success.”

The only requirement to participate is a high-speed internet connection. A video cable connected to a television is also useful for group training. A one-year subscription to the program costs $995 per dealership location. The subscription term is Aug. 1, 2012 to July, 31, 2013.

For more information and a sign-up form, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com, www.rvtechnician.com, www.rvda.org, www.frvta.org, or call the RV Learning Center at (703) 591-7130 or FRVTA at (386) 754-4285.

Dealers can learn more about the DLN and other training programs during a special workshop at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Oct. 4. FRVTA’s Director of Training Jim Carr of Florida Gateway College will present “RV Service Employee Improvement: A Service Manager’s Responsibility,” a workshop designed for service managers, general managers, and others responsible for the daily operations of an RV service center. Attendance at the program is applicable to Certified Service Manager and Service Advisor recertification continuing education requirements. To register for the convention, visit www.rvda.org.

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PRVCA Distance Learning Fall Schedule is Set

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV Technician Distance Learning Program has announced its fall courses: RV Air Conditioners, RV Absorption Refrigerators and RV Heating Systems. According to a press release, the courses are held online through Northampton Community College in partnership with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA).

Details include:

• RV Air Conditioners (Beta 6015) will begin Aug. 27 and run through Oct. 7. This course examines the roof-top air conditioner in detail. Revisiting the fundamentals of alternating current electricity, the students jump into the science of the refrigeration cycle. Delving into the properties of vaporization and condensation and applying the principles of compression, students gain the skill necessary to troubleshoot component failures along with the ability to repair and/or replace vital components. Installation requirements and preventive maintenance practices are also learned in this course. Tuition cost: $325. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 48.

• RV Absorption Refrigerators (Beta 6016) will begin Oct. 8 and run through Nov. 11. This is the appliance that causes the most confusion – how to use heat to make cold. The theory of absorption and associated processes are fine-tuned and presented in a way that makes this sometimes perplexing device a little easier to understand. Like the other LP appliances studied, individual component testing and replacement is accomplished as well as an understanding of all operational ills on each energy source employed by the RV refrigerator. Tuition cost: $270. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 40.

• RV Heating Systems (Beta 6017) will begin Nov. 12 and run through Dec. 9. The last of the four LP-burning appliances is presented in this course. Though earlier designs of RV heaters and furnaces are discussed, the main focus is on the forced air furnace. Its sophistication and compactness both contribute to its difficulty in working on one. Like the other three appliances, each component part is dissected and discussed individually, as is the furnace, as a whole. Subjects covered include furnace installation, diagnosing operational faults, repairing and testing, and more. Tuition cost: $135. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course. RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 20.

To register for the courses, call Northampton Community College at 1-877-543-0998. The courses materials are supported by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. To purchase the most recent set of RVIA textbooks on DVD, please contact Heather at the PRVCA office, (888) 303-2887, or e-mail heather@prvca.org.

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Agenda Set for Summer PRVCA Tech Program

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The summer RV Technician Distance Learning Courses, RV Electrical Services (Beta 6009), Pre Delivery Inspection (Beta 6004) and RV Towing Systems (Beta 6013) have been announced. The courses are held online through Northampton Community College in partnership with the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA).

According to a press release, the electrical systems course will run from May 21-July 15, taking an in-depth look into the first of the three major systems found on most RVs. Beginning with 12-volts DC and expanding to 120-volts AC, all electrical systems and components are dissected and defined. Though Ohm’s Law is not the main focus and basic electricity is not presented, the student will easily grasp the important electrical basics necessary to troubleshoot, install and repair any RV electrical component. Rather than theory, practical shop application is the focus. The proper use of test equipment is also outlined and perfected. Students are led through each type of electrical test.

Tuition cost: $375.00. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course.

RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 56

The pre-delivery inspection course will run from May 21–June 24. PDI is one of the most common tasks associated with a selling RV dealership service shop. All new RVs must be “PDI’d” prior to delivery to the retail customer. Here, the students proceed, step by step, through the process of performing a quality PDI. Troubleshooting and repair techniques are not the focus of this course; rather this course teaches how to actually inspect and test the viability of all components found in every major system. All electrical, LP and plumbing gear, as well as all safety components and add-on accessories are closely inspected and operated.

Tuition cost: $190.00. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course.

RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 28

RV towing systems (Beta 6013) will run June 25-July 29. 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. 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.

Tuition cost: $190.00. Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition upon successful completion of the course.

RV Technician Recertification Credit Hours: 20

The courses materials are supported by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. To register for the courses, call Northampton Community College at 1-877-543-0998. For more information on PRVCA member reimbursement, contact Heather at the PRVCA office, 888-303-2887.

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Texas RV Repair Shop Keys on Insurance Work

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is an article that appeared in the San Angelo (Texas) Standard Times profiling a local RV service center that has been experiencing growth and recently relocated to a larger facility. To read the entire story on Freudiger RV services, including a shot Q&A, click here.

Despite the turbulent economic climate and spiking gas prices, Jake Freudiger’s RV business hasn’t just gone unscathed — it’s thrived.

Freudiger two years ago opened Freudiger RV Services in San Angelo, Texas, after relocating from the Dallas Fort-Worth area, where he worked for an RV dealership. The business quickly outgrew its first location and earlier this month moved to a larger facility.

“I originally started in the boat business,” said Freudiger, who has been in the RV industry 33 years. “RVs and boats are basically the same — one leaks on top; one leaks on the bottom. I was told many years ago when I bought my first boat business that as long as you work on people’s toys, you will always have work, and that has held true.”

The services the business provides is another reason for its success, Freudiger said.

“We specialize in insurance repairs,” he said. “I do all the written estimates, I coordinate with the insurance adjusters and order all the repairs, and we do the repairs at our facility. We are the only ones in a 100-mile radius that specialize in the insurance industry and RV industry combined. We go as far as Menard; we’ve gone to Del Rio. The area (the business can) encompass is fantastic here.”

Business, he added, is booming year-round.

“A lot of customers opt to do the big insurance jobs during the offseason so they won’t be without their RV during peak vacation times,” Freudiger said. “We also do full service work. We work on everything in the house — air conditioners, furnaces, plumbing, electrical. About 80% of our service work is done in the field; we go to the customer’s house or the storage facility to do the repairs there.”

 

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Two March Classes Offered in RV Tech Program

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Due to increased demand, the RV Technician Distance Learning Program, supported by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), is offering two courses in March. RV Water Heaters (Beta 6018) will run March 26 through April 22, and RV Plumbing Systems (Beta 6011) will run March 26 through April 29.

According to a press release, RV Water Heaters will identify the various types of RV water heaters and their individual components moves quickly into the proper installation procedures. Operational problems are then dissected and repair procedures are studied to perfection. After successful completion of this course the student will effectively be able to:

• Identify the different water heater types.

• Explain the theory of operation and combustion.

• Obtain model specifications.

• Identify the advantage of a heat exchange and verify flow.

• Identify special tools and their use.

• Identify related terminology.

• Identify components and their functions.

• Diagnose common operational problems and determine causes.

• Repair and/or replace faulty components.

• Determine interchangeability of models.

• Install water connection

• Determine AC and DC electrical requirements and connect.

• Determine LP requirements and connect.

• Verify proper operation.

• Perform preventive maintenance procedures.

• Identify and apply codes and standards

 

RV Plumbing Systems will allow students 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:

• Identify the various RV plumbing systems.

• Identify, troubleshoot and repair the drainage systems.

• Identify listed and approved plumbing components.

• List the differences between the demand system and the pressure system.

• Perform cutting and cementing of ABS piping.

• Identify fresh water and waste water system components.

• Test fresh water plumbing system using a pressure gauge.

• Identify and utilize plumbing system special tools.

• Identify and connect all types of plastic piping (PEX, PB, CPVC).

• Identify, utilize and leak-proof the various plumbing fittings used in RVs

• Identify and repair/replace the types of plastic tanks used in the plumbing systems.

• Demonstrate the basics of plastic welding.

• Identify demand water pump components.

• Troubleshoot, test, repair/install water pumps.

• Locate and utilize low point drain valves.

• Identify, troubleshoot and repair water leaks in fresh water system and waste water system.

• Repair holding tanks and fresh water containers.

• Troubleshoot and rebuild faucets, drain components and termination assemblies.

• Identify the various types of RV toilets.

• Troubleshoot, repair/replace RV toilets, fixtures and fittings.

• Perform fixture flood level and flow tests.

• Identify the methods used to winterize RVs.

• Prepare a coach for winter storage (winterize).

• Identify codes and standards applicable to fresh water systems and waste water systems.

PRVCA member employees will receive 50% reimbursement on tuition after successful completion of a course. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate that can be faxed to the PRVCA office at 717-303-0297 and a check for 50% of the courses tuition will be mailed to the student. It’s that simple. All of the courses are RVIA-approved and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. The courses can also go towards RVIA/RVDA recertification credits. RV Water Heaters qualifies for 18 credit hours and RV Plumbing Systems qualifies for 24 credit hours.

For more information on how the program works, call the PRVCA office at 888-303-2887. To register for the courses, call Northampton Community College at 1-877-543-0998.

 

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Trouble Shooter Clinic Set for Feb. 27 – March 1

January 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

RV service technicians are encouraged to sign-up to attend RVIA’s next Trouble Shooter Clinic, scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1, 2012 in South Bend, Ind. This is the second clinic featuring the new format with tracks covering Foundation, Chassis, Power Sources and Appliances.

“The new tracks offer more for the experienced technician,” says RVIA’s Sharonne Lee, director of technical information. “Enrollment in the new tracks is limited and technicians are encouraged to sign up before all of the seats are taken. Technicians get more hands-on and diagnostic experience with the new tracks. Tracks are taken independently, and technicians can now get training suited to their individual needs, rather than having to take the one size fits all approach. Another benefit is the tracks make it possible for technicians to be away from the shop for a shorter period of time and provide continuing education credits for recertification.”

Following is a synopsis of what will be covered in each track. Attendance to the Chassis, Power Sources or Appliance track requires the technician to be certified or have previously attended the Foundation Track.

Foundation – 3 days, 24 hours CE Credit, $360

• Propane – Covers storage and handling, safety connections, thermocouples, venting, regulations, testing devices, control systems and common problems.

• Pre-Delivery Inspection – Covers the purpose of a thorough PDI and what items should be inspected and documented.

• Preventive Maintenance – An overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to provide routine inspection and maintenance to keep the customer safe and happy.

• Customer Care – A presentation to help technicians improve customer satisfaction.

• Fire & Life Safety – A presentation of safety requirements pertaining to smoke and CO alarms, propane detectors, fire extinguishers, floor penetrations, and glass or mirror requirements.

• Basic Electricity – A presentation of 12 VDC and 120 VAC. Includes hands-on exercises covering safety; testing meters and procedures; and common problems and solutions.

• Water Distribution/Drainage-Waste Water/Monitoring Systems – Will cover water supply line, drainlines, holding tanks, fresh tanks, and monitoring installations, sizing, and repair. Also will include testing methods and the new waterless valve installations at fixtures.

• Pumps – Covers pump operation and selection. Hands-on exercises with common problems and troubleshooting.

• Thetford Sanitation – Covers basic diagnosis and repair of toilets, use of wastewater chemicals and Thetford customers service policies and procedures.

Chassis – 2 days, 16 hours CE Credit, $240

• Axles and Frames – Explanation and identification of components of axle, brakes and suspension systems. Hands-on training on brakes, bearings, seals and measuring of axles and frames.

• Hydraulics – Theory and operational characteristics, demonstrate different leveler and slide operations, discuss effective ways to troubleshoot and make timely repairs.

• Towing & Hitches – Covers the proper selection, installation and set-up including brake controls, weight distribution kit, sway controls and fifth-wheel hitching systems.

Power Sources – 3 days, 24 hours CE Credit, $360

• Generators – A comprehensive course covering both Onan and Generac generators including component identification and function, reading and understanding wiring schematics and hands-on performance of operational tests.

• Converters – This course will cover the operating characteristics of 3-types of power converters and their appropriate applications. Hands-on performance diagnostics will be performed on each type.

• Power Systems – This class covers 30- and 50-amp input systems, load panels, basic energy management, line generator switches and neutral current in in-phase and out-of-phase power sources.

• Batteries – Covers battery technology, inspection, testing equipment, specifications and terminology.

• Inverters & Transfer Switches – This course covers inverter/charger and transfer switch basic operation, installation wiring, programming, troubleshooting and board replacement in the field.

• Energy Management Systems – Covers the basic operations, board replacements, and troubleshooting including interfacing.

Appliances – 4 days, 32 hours CE Credit, $480

• Water Heaters – A comprehensive course covering both Atwood and Suburban water heaters including specifications, installation and sequence of operation. Course includes the water heater tear down, testing and reassembly.

• Air Conditioning and Heating – Comprehensive courses covering Airxcel air conditioners and heat pumps and Dometic air conditioners. Instruction includes component operation, installation and troubleshooting. Students will perform a cooling performance and use meters to diagnose components.

• Refrigerators – A comprehensive course covering both Norcold and Dometic refrigerators covering absorption refrigeration versus gravity, heat transfer, component operation and completion of a cooling performance tests.

• Furnaces – A comprehensive course covering both Atwood and Suburban furnaces including specifications, installation and sequence of operation. Course includes the furnace tear down, testing and reassembly.

More information and an application can be found on the RVIA website, www.rvia.org, or by calling Nancy Jo Bell-London at (703) 620-6003, ext. 355.

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Trouble Shooter Clinics Featuring ‘New Tracks’

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Certified technicians are encouraged to sign-up for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) popular Trouble Shooter Clinics starting on Nov. 7 in South Bend, Ind. The clinic will launch a format with new tracks covering chassis, power sources and appliances. In this first session, these new tracks are open only to technicians who hold a RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification.

The new format also includes a “Foundation Track” open to all technicians, covering basic knowledge of propane, electrical, plumbing, PDI, preventative maintenance, and fire, life and safety.

“The new tracks offer more for the experienced technician,” says RVIA’s Sharonne Lee, director of technical information. “Enrollment in the new tracks is limited and Certified Technicians are encouraged to sign up before all of the seats are taken. Certified technicians get more hands-on and diagnostic experience with the new tracks. Tracks are taken independently, and technicians can now get training suited to their individual needs, rather than having to take the one size fits all approach. Another benefit is the tracks make it possible for technicians to be away from the shop for a shorter period of time and provide continuing education credits for recertification.”

Chassis – 2 days, 16 hours CE Credit, $240

• Axles and Frames – Explanation and identification of components of axle, brakes and suspension systems. Hands-on training on brakes, bearings, seals and measuring of axles and frames.

• Hydraulics – Theory and operational characteristics, demonstrate different leveler and slide operations, discuss effective ways to troubleshoot and make timely repairs.

• Towing & Hitches: Covers the proper selection, installation and set-up including brake controls, weight distribution kit, sway controls and 5th wheel hitching systems.

Power Sources – 3 days, 24 hours CE Credit, $360

• Generators: A comprehensive course covering both Onan and Generac generators including component identification and function, reading and understanding wiring schematics and hands-on performance of operational tests.

• Converters: This course will cover the operating characteristics of 3-types of power converters and their appropriate applications. Hands-on performance diagnostics will be performed on each type.

• Power Systems: This class covers 30- and 50-amp input systems, load panels, basic energy management, line generator switches and neutral current in in-phase and out-of-phase power sources.

• Batteries: Covers battery technology, inspection, testing equipment, specifications and terminology.

• Inverters & Transfer Switches: This course covers inverter/charger and transfer switch basic operation, installation wiring, programming, troubleshooting and board replacement in the field.

• Energy Management Systems: Covers the basic operations, board replacements, and troubleshooting including interfacing.

Appliances: 4 days, 32 hours CE Credit, $480

• Water Heaters: A comprehensive course covering both Atwood and Suburban water heaters including specifications, installation and sequence of operation. Course includes the water heater tear down, testing and reassembly.

• Air Conditioning and Heating: Comprehensive courses covering Airxcel air conditioners and heat pumps and Dometic air conditioners. Instruction includes component operation, installation and troubleshooting. Students will perform a cooling performance and use meters to diagnose components.

• Refrigerators: A comprehensive course covering both Norcold and Dometic refrigerators covering absorption refrigeration versus gravity, heat transfer, component operation and completion of a cooling performance tests.

• Furnaces: A comprehensive course covering both Atwood and Suburban furnaces including specifications, installation and sequence of operation. Course includes the furnace tear down, testing and reassembly.

More information and an application can be found on the RVIA website, www.rvia.org, or by calling Nancy Jo Bell-London at (703) 620-6003, ext. 355.

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