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Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning Installer

(H83) Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level employment in the heating and air installation field.

The installer certificate may become the first step toward the completion of the Entry Level Technician and Associate in Applied Science degree in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

Work and Employment

The installer is an entry-level position. The program graduate will typically be installing and connecting duct work, electric lines, copper tubing lines and general construction labor work. Work conducted as an installer is usually supervised by a seasoned professional.

Special Considerations

The installer must be able to work in construction type environments and be able to lift 50 pounds frequently and 80 pounds occasionally.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354; Christopher Carlson, Assistant Professor of HVAC,  815/835-6221.

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 9 credit hours.

Tuition $999.00 $2,880.00 $3,123.00
Fees $109.00 $109.00 $109.00
Course Fees * $75.00 * $75.00 * $75.00
Total Tuition and Fees $1,183.00 $3,064.00 $3,307.00

* 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.