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Solar Energy

(H80) Certificate

This program prepares students to enter the work force as solar energy installers and technicians. They will have knowledge in electrical, electronics, and fluid power components and acquire troubleshooting skills on those components. Students completing  this program may pursue certification in their field.

Work and Employment

Students completing this program are prepared to work as field service technicians, installers, or manufacturing technicians.

Special Considerations

Workers usually have the following skills and aptitudes; the ability to 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
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Christopher Carlson,  Assistant Professor of HVAC, 815/835-6221; Steven McPherson, Associate 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 30 credit hours.

Tuition $3,390.00 $9,660.00 $10,470.00
Student Activity Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Course Fees $203.00 $203.00 $203.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,593.00 $9,863.00 $10,673.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 30 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

Room and Board $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,423.80
Grand Total $11,766.80 $18,036.80 $18,846.80