Sauk Valley Community College

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(H84) Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning: Entry Level Technician

College Catalog - H84

Program Description

(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, Assistant Professor of HVAC, 815/835-6221.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates for the required number 30.5 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $3,385.50 $9,760.00 $10,583.50
Student Activity Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Course Fees $279.00 $279.00 $279.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,664.50 $10,039.00 $10,862.50

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 30.5 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Room and Board $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,443.13
Grand Total $11,857.63 $18,232.13 $19,055.63