Home Performance Technician
The mission of the Home Performance Technician Certificate program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the home performance industry with the primary focus on reducing energy consumption and ensuring a safe/healthy indoor environment (IEQ) in residential and light commercial construction. The student will become aware and proficient in the evolving sustainability/green industries associated with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and other careers pertaining to the built environment.
Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 28
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required Program Courses
|ARCTK 119||BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION ||1|
|HPT 110||INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION ||3|
|HPT 120||INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING ENERGY ANALYSIS ||3|
|HPT 140||INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND VENTILATION ||3|
|HPT 150||BUILDING ENVELOPE EVALUATION ||3|
|HPT 155||HOME PERFORMANCE PROJECT ||3|
|REACT 110||INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION ||4|
|REACT 118||ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R ||4|
|REACT 120||RESIDENTIAL FURNACES ||4|
The program is designed for those who are new to the various careers in the built environment. However, there is an opportunity for students with documented previous experience/credentials to obtain program credit by demonstrating prior knowledge.
After completing this certificate program, graduates will be able to work as an entry-level weatherization technician, insulation technician, residential energy auditor/rater, or continue to pursue the Home Performance Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Students may also choose to pursue one of the other certifications/degrees pertaining to the built environment that are available at Illinois Central College, such as, Architectural Construction Technology, Architectural Drafting, Architecture, Commercial Refrigeration Technician, Home Performance Technology, HVAC Residential Installer, HVAC Technician Certificate, HVAC/R Technology
Students must provide the following items: safety glasses with side shields, work gloves, basic scientific calculator, and thumb drive.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||HPT 110, HPT 120, REACT 110, REACT 118|
|Spring Semester 1||HPT 140, HPT 150, REACT 120|
|Summer Semester||HPT 155, ARCTK 119|
Program Contact Information
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
Dirksen Hall, Room 09
Illinois Career Cluster
Architecture and Construction