Current page: FAQ
Q: Will my Sauk Valley courses transfer to a four-year college or university?

A: In many cases, yes. Look for classes which are IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) approved. If you are unsure whether or not a course will transfer, check with the college or university where you hope to apply the credits, or with counseling staff here at Sauk.

Q: Will courses I complete to earn a certificate, count towards a degree if I change my mind later and want to go on?  
A: Yes! For all three disciplines - Microcomputer Applications, Networking, and Programming, you actually work through a series of certificates to earn your degree. For more information about moving from a certificate to a degree, visit our online presentation.
Q: What types of courses are available, and where can I get a listing and description of courses in your program?  

A: You can view the current SVCC catalog online. Consult the current course schedule to learn when classes of interest will be offered.

Q: Many of your courses are hands-on. I don't have a computer at home. Will I have trouble getting assignments done?  

A: Nearly all our CIS courses are taught in a lab environment, with one computer per student, and time in class to get started on projects. In addition, we have two computer labs on campus and numerous computers in the library available for student use of classroom projects.

Q: How is the employment outlook for employees in the computer field?  

A: Employment outlook in the computer field is positive through the year 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Visit the BLS web site for the most up-to-date information on nature of the work, earnings, necessary education, and related occupations.

Q: How can I get more information?  

A: Feel free to contact any of our faculty members. We're happy to help!