RV Technician School

RV Technician Schools

RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Service Technician) Schools prepare students to become successful motor home and travel trailer technicians and mechanics. Formal education, such as certificate or diploma programs from a technical school, is the best for entry-level positions. Upon completion, you may need to become certified in other areas of the field, depending on the job.

RV technician programs are a blend of automotive and bus and truck mechanics--RVs have many components similar to those automotive vehicles, and some components similar to bus and trucks. These programs provide up-to-date hands on training and skills needed to succeed in the field. With advance technology now being able to perform the overall inspection of RVs for RV technicians, knowledge of those computer systems are beneficial.

As part of the RV technician program, courses could include the following:
  • AC/DC Electricity
  • Generators
  • Body Repair
  • Physics

Career and Job Outlook

The primary duties for RV technicians are to identify the problems within the vehicle and determine a solution. In today's field, RV technicians have computers to help identify where the problems are. To determine where these problems are, RV technicians use a diagnostic approach--taking an overall inspection of the vehicle. After the problems are identified, other duties include repairing, adjusting or overhauling.

The job outlook for recreational vehicle technicians is expected to be slower than average, but there will still be plenty of opportunity as experienced RV technicians leave the field. In 2009, the mean annual wage for RV technicians was $33,380, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
Locations:  Columbia
NASCAR Technical Institute is the exclusive educational provider for NASCAR and the only campus in the country to offer this exclusive training. Its highly specialized, hands-on training is fully sponsored and endorsed by NASCAR.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • NASCAR
Locations:  Mooresville
Get hands-on training with Arizona Automotive Institute. We offer diploma programs in the skilled trades at our campus in Glendale, Arizona.

Programs:

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Diesel - Heavy Truck
Locations:  Glendale

At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success. By completing one of our Automotive, Computer, Healthcare, or Trades programs, you’ll enjoy five advantages during your job search:

 

1. You gain knowledge and skills employers want you to know.

2. You learn from instructors who’ve worked in the field.

3. You learn by doing through hands-on instruction.

4. You develop personal skills and habits to become more employable.

5. You enhance your job interview skills and résumé.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
Locations:  Enfield

Take your career to the next step with IntelliTec College. We offer programs for careers in the business, computer, healthcare, beauty & personal appearance, technical trades and exercise & wellness fields at our three campuses in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Grand Junction, Colorado.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technician (Albuquerque)
Locations:  Albuquerque

J-Tech is driving the next generation of under-the-hood and over-the-road technicians and transportation professionals.  J-Tech is committed to offering the best education and training possible by partnering with industry-leading corporations, and working with professionals who truly care about the advancement of the automotive, diesel, and transportation industry.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology
Locations:  Jacksonville

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in Technical Career Education in southern New England, New England Tech is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. 

Programs:

  • AS - Automotive Technology with High Performance
  • AS - Automotive Technology
  • AS - Marine Technology
  • And more...
Locations:  Warwick

 

Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.  In fields as diverse as Business, Medical, Technical, Trades, Cosmetology, Dental, Legal, Personal Fitness, and Veterinary, as well as many continuing education opportunities, the school has provided the latest training to give students the skills they need.

Programs:

  • Powersports Equipment and Small Engine Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanic
Locations:  Des Moines