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Sauk Academic programs

Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning: Heating

(H95) Certificate

The heating curriculum will prepare technicians to design, layout, install, repair and maintain commercial and domestic heating systems and related environmental units.

Work and Employment

Heating equipment installers follow blueprints or other specifications to install oil, gas, electric, solid fuel and multifuel heating systems. They also install fuel and water supply lines, air ducts and vents, pumps and other components. They connect electrical wiring and controls and check the unit for proper operation. In central heating systems, a furnace heats the air that is then distributed throughout the building via a system of metal or fiberglass ducts. Mechanics must be able to maintain, diagnose and correct problems with the entire system—ducts as well as the machinery.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6208; 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 30 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $3,330.00 $9,600.00 $10,410.00
Fees $350.00 $350.00 $350.00
Course Fees * $214.00 * $214.00 * $214.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,894.00 $10,164.00 $10,974.00

* 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.