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Electronics: Communication

(H63) Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the electronics communication field. Opportunities in the electronics communication field include the areas of two-way radio communications as well as standard radio repair. Students will receive practical experience on AM and FM transmitters and receivers.

Work and Employment

Opportunities in the electronics communication field include two-way radio communication and standard radio repair.

Special Considerations

Workers usually have the following skills and aptitudes: do precise and detailed work, use good eye-hand coordination, notice and compare differences in objects, have mathematical and mechanical aptitudes, are analytic, curious and creative.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354; Steven McPherson, Assistant Professor of Electronics/Technology, 815/835-6347.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates for the required number 21 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $2,373.00 $6,762.00 $7,329.00
Student Activity Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Course Fees $95.00 $95.00 $95.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,468.00 $6,857.00 $7,424.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 21 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Room and Board $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,075.86
Grand Total $10,293.86 $14,682.86 $15,249.86