When I started RV Training Center in 2006 I realized there was a world of difference between learning about the specific operating systems in an RV, and how those operating systems can relate to one another. The ability to diagnose a problem is only half the battle; repairing a piece of equipment that isn't working is another question entirely. You might learn everything there is to know about an air conditioning unit on paper, but unless you work on one, how are you going to learn the difference between whether the capacitor needs to be replaced, if a wire has come loose, or whether you need a whole new AC unit? Our state of the art training combines hands on experience on all types of RVs and RV equipment to enable students to gain valuable experience as a certified RV technician. Our hands-on training includes shop training aids combined with a comprehensive classroom curriculum featuring PowerPoint presentations and videos, plus a rigorous testing schedule. You will also receive two curriculum manuals and a thumb drive with the entire course to keep. We strive to provide the best training available in the RV industry and are constantly updating our curriculum. Come join us for an enjoyable learning experience!
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RV Training Center, Inc.
6280 150th Ave, N.
Clearwater, Florida 33760
(5,000 sq. ft. area)
(727) 536-4694 Office or (727) 804-8362
(727) 418-2392 Sam after 6 p.m. during week or anytime on weekends
Call to reserve your seat for Winter - January 5, 2015.
(VA and Career Source - Workforce approved)
RV Training Center, Inc. (RVTC) is the only RV technical school in the United States to train RV technicians by combining hands on experience (shop training aids and onsite RVs) with an intensive classroom curriculum* and regular testing to provide some of the mostly highly trained RV technicians in the RV industry. Our mission is to prepare students to receive a RV Technician Certificate, enabling them to gain employment as an RV technician at an RV dealership or to begin their own mobile RV repair business or even repair and service their own RV. After one year of verifiable documentation, our graduates will be awarded a Certified Master RV Technician certificate.
Our educational program is the only short term (10 weeks) RV repair certification that utilizes RV Appliances and onsite RVs for the hands-on portion of the curriculum. We believe this not only provides a superior learning opportunity, but also allows the student better retention of the information after they graduate.Students have the opportunity to go on supervised RV service calls evenings and weekends during classtime. Graduates may also apply for an apprenticeship at our new service center where they can earn while they learn. We also offer job counseling for our graduates if requested.
RV Training Center has earned the respect of the RV industry, RV dealers and RV owners alike thanks to our comprehensive training program! With over 20 years experience in the RV industry, we strive to be the best! There are only (3) three organizations that issue RV certifications in the United States. We are proudly one of them.
Our 10-week course consists of an extensive curriculum held in our classroom (including PowerPoint presentations, videos, manuals*, etc.). The balance is our hands-on training. Our course prepares you for the final RVTC Certification Technician exam and optional RVDA/RVDA Technician online certification test***. You will learn how to proficiently diagnose and repair almost any problem, whether it is a travel trailer, a 40 ft. fifth wheel, a Class A RV or Class B van , or a luxury 45' foot class A diesel coach. How to service generators, refrigerators, heating and cooling systems, plumbing systems, awnings, leveling systems, brakes, cooking appliances, battery chargers, inverter systems, slide out mechanisms, trailer hitches, body damage and repair, L.P. gas systems, electrical systems and more. You will also learn how to do a hands-on Pre-delivery inspection.
Our 10-week training is taught by our Director/Head Instructor Sam Alsop, a RVTC and RVDA/RVIA Master Certified RV Technician, with more than twenty years experience in the RV industry. Sam has trained and certified over 400 RV technicians for the RV Industry and his reputation in as a RV technician and instructor is well known. Michael Witt, RVTC Certified Master RV Technician / Instructor, is also on staff for our Winter class.
*We will furnish you with two curriculum manuals and a flash drive (free of charge) which contains the complete course. Wi-Fi is available for those who have laptops.
Dealers are encouraged to send their technicians to our school for specific areas of training or additional hand-ons which may also qualify towards their continuing education requirements.
Today, even simple repairs can be costly. What do you do when your slide-out gets stuck in a National Park? For RV owners, we also offer a short course (Owner’s Orientation and Maintenance) covering basic RV maintenance and familiarization, plus what to do in emergency situations. This short 1 day course could save you thousands of dollars over the life of your RV.
Please take a moment and browse through our web site to discover all we have to offer. Should you have any unanswered questions please do not hesitate to call one of our staff. RV Training Center makes learning fun and easy. Be sure to read the testimonials listed on the Testimonials / Reference page. Call anyone on the list of references and let them tell you why they choose to go to RV Training Center to be trained to become RV Service Technicians.
RV Training Center, Inc. is approved for VA.www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. VA facility code: 25481510. For help with benefit eligibility call: 1-888-442-4551. For additional questions, please call us at (727) 536-4694. RV Training Center, Inc. is also approved for Federal and State training programs - CareerSource (Workforce - WIA).
For additional questions, please call Sam Alsop (727) 418-2392 after 6 p.m. weekdays or anytime on weekend. Tours are available.
RV Training Center, Inc. cannot guarantee employment with the job placement assistance. Students should make an appointment with our Director to discuss their wants for employment opportunities.
Optional: Our course will also help prepare students who want to take the RVDA/RVIA online certification test.
Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414,
Toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684
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