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Sauk Academic programs

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,  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 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 27 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $2,997.00 $8,640.00 $9,369.00
Fees $317.00 $317.00 $317.00
Course Fees * $282.00 * $282.00 * $282.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,596.00 $9,239.00 $9,968.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.