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PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Employment Recreation Vehicle Service Technician

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Program Description

Learn to install, repair and maintain interior and exterior components on motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, truck campers, tent trailers and van conversions. 
Do you like a variety of hands-on work, have an aptitude for mechanical and electronic work as well as problem solving? The Recreational Vehicle (RV) Service Technician trade offers training that develops one of the most diverse applied skill sets in North America. You’ll gain a wide array of skills making you a “jack of all trades” as the program integrates portions of 27 other certified trades in Alberta. It’s also the only RV program in Alberta that aligns with the apprenticeship model. 
As an RV Service Technician you will:  

  • Perform pre-delivery inspections.  
  • Examine, troubleshoot and diagnose units with computerized and electronic testing devices to locate faults and perform repairs. 
  •  Install, repair, replace and maintain all components of recreational vehicles, including roofs, siding, windows, doors, vents, awnings, floor coverings, cabinets, counters, plumbing systems, electrical systems, propane gas systems, batteries and charging systems. 
  • Dismantle facility assemblies, repair or replace work and damaged parts including fiberglass, body and structural components. 
  • Communicate with supervisors, manufacturers and customers to ensure timely, efficient and economical repairs including writing repair estimates as well as reading and writing repair orders. 
  • While you will not repair engines or drive train components of motorized vehicles, you may install trailer and fifth-wheel hitches, wire tow vehicles and perform maintenance and repairs on trailer frames, undercarriage and suspension.  

Our Pre-employment RV Service Technician program is equivalent to the first year of the apprenticeship program with 360 hours of training that includes both theory and hands-on lab-based components. This program will also prepare you to challenge the first period Trade Qualification (TQ) Apprenticeship Exam. This is a compulsory trade - to work in this trade in Alberta, you need to hold a recognized Journeyperson Trade Certificate or be a Registered Apprentice. 

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The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

  • English 10-2, Minimum 50% 
  • Math 10-3, Minimum 50% 
  • One Grade 10 science course, minimum 50% 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP) Required 
  • A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination Level 4 is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.   

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