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Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning: Entry Level Technician

(H84) Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in heating and air conditioning service work.

Work and Employment

The technician is an entry-level position. The program graduate will troubleshoot and repair heating and air conditioning systems. The technician will be required to use and have knowledge of special testing equipment. Work conducted as an entry-level technician is usually supervised by a seasoned professional.

Special Considerations

The technician must be able to work in wide range of environments including a construction type environment and finished residential and light commercial buildings. The technician must be able to lift 50 pounds frequently and 80 pounds occasionally.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Christopher Carlson, 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 16 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $1,776.00 $5,120.00 $5,552.00
Fees $186.00 $186.00 $186.00
Course Fees * $249.00 * $249.00 * $249.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,211.00 $5,555.00 $5,987.00

* 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.