Jun 20, 2018  
2012-2014 Catalog 
2012-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;
Christopher Carlson,  Assistant Professor of HVAC, 815/835-6221;
Steven McPherson, Associate Professor of Electronics/Technology, 815/835-6347.

Major Field Requirements

  • Mathematics (MAT 106 or higher): 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Hours Required for Certificate: 30


* Students may choose CIS 109 in lieu of IND 105.