Recreational Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Program

Description

A Recreation Vehicle Service Technician is a person who repairs, maintains, overhauls or modifies live-in recreation vehicles that are designed for travel. They also install and repair:

  • Interior components such as appliances, furnaces, refrigerators, water heaters, ranges and air conditioners.
  • Exterior components such as siding, windows, doors, vents, plumbing systems, electrical systems, awnings, propane gas systems, batteries and charging systems, trailer braking systems, TV antennas, light plants and hitches.

Recreation Vehicle Service Technicians also perform pre-delivery inspections on motorhomes, holiday trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, truck campers and tent trailers and are involved in fibreglass/body repairs, pinstriping and painting. A Recreation Vehicle Service Technician is designated as a Recreation Vehicle Mechanic under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

Generally, Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians do not repair motor or drive train components on motor homes.

Admission Requirements

  • You must be a registered apprentice within BC.
  • Persons wishing to become apprentices must be employed with a business that employs a journeyperson RV Service Technician.
  • The Industry Training Authority (ITA) sets up an agreement for apprenticeship between the apprentice, the employer and ITA.
  • For information on becoming an Apprentice or to schedule your technical training, visit the OC Apprenticeship Office.

 
Program Contents

Year One
Level I
Unit 1
Applied Mathematics
Unit 2
Tools and Equipment
Unit 3
Work Behaviour
Unit 4
Workplace Safety
Unit 5
Basic Propane
Unit 6
Basic Electrical Systems
Unit 7
Hitching Systems
Unit 8
Water Systems 
Unit 9
Chassis and Under Carriage
Unit 10
Brake Systems
Unit 11
Camper, Camperette and Canopy Systems
Unit 12
Appliances
Unit 13
Pre-delivery Inspections

Year Two
Level II
Unit 1
Exterior Construction
Unit 2
Accessories
Unit 3
Safety Accessories
Unit 4
Electrical
Unit 5
Appliances
Unit 6
Propane
Unit 7  
Computer Training
Unit 8
Interior Construction

Year Three
Level III
Unit 1
Hydraulics
Unit 2
Slideout Systems
Unit 3
Leveling Systems
Unit 4
Appliances
Unit 5
Parts and Merchandising
Unit 6
Motorhomes
Unit 7    
Electrical Systems
Unit 8
Accessories
Unit 9
Freon Refrigeration
Unit 10
Generators                
Unit 11    
Invoicing, Estimating and Flat Rate
Unit 12    
Fold down Campers and Trailers

Program Fees

  • For tuition information visit Apprenticeship Tuition Fees.
  • Students must supply approved safety boots and coveralls.
  • Income support for apprentices attending technician-training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility. 
  • For financial and other useful documents visit Important Documents

Employment Opportunities

The Recreation Vehicle Service apprentice will write the Red Seal Examination on the last day of the level 3 technical training.  Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as an Red Seal RV Technician. The Read Seal Endorsement is recognized across Canada.

Red Seal certified workers can work anywhere in Canada where their trade is designated. Labour mobility is essential for the Canadian workforce. For skilled tradespeople, the Red Seal is the recognized passport to mobility in trades across Canada.

Contact Information

To schedule your training visit OC Apprenticeship Programs 

Apprenticeship Office
(250) 762-5445 Local 4880 or 1-800-621-3038