Solar Thermal Heating Systems

The Solar Thermal Heating Systems certificate is to provide the students with knowledge and skills pertaining to solar thermal heating systems. After completing this certificate, the graduate will be able to work as an entry-level repair/maintenance worker, solar domestic water/space heating technician, solar thermal systems designer, or a solar thermal salesperson.

Advisors and Faculty

Associate Professor

East Peoria Campus Dirksen Hall 19

(309) 694-8566

Associate Professor

East Peoria Campus Dirksen Hall 9

(309) 694-5293

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 27

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCTK 119 BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION  1
DECON 101 INTRODUCTION TO DECONSTRUCTION  1
DECON 102 DECONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS  2
EERE 130 Solar Thermal Heating Systems I  4
EERE 135 Solar Thermal Heating Systems II  4
REACT 110 INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION  4
REACT 118 ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R  4
REACT 120 RESIDENTIAL FURNACES  4
REACT 122 RESIDENTIAL HYDRONIC SYSTEMS  3

Previous experience with solar thermal heating systems is not required to enter this program of study.  The solar thermal heating courses include extensive laboratory experience as well as lectures. 

Students must provide the following items: safety glasses with side shields, work gloves, basic scientific calculator, and thumb drive.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 REACT 110; REACT 118; DECON 101; DECON 102
Spring Semester 1 REACT 120; ARCTK 119
Summer Semester
Fall Semester 2 REACT 122; EERE 130
Spring Semester 2 EERE 135

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technolgies Department

Dirksen Building, Room 09

East Peoria Campus

(309) 694-8566

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Construction

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